Jessie Roger ‘Sarge’ Hartley

November 17, 2022

Jessie Roger “Sarge” Hartley, 78, of Molino, Florida, passed away on November 5, 2022. He was born in Columbus, Georgia on March 25, 1944 to Merle Dearmore. Sarge was married to the love of his life, Judith Hartley, for 49 years.

In 1962 at the age of 18 he joined the US Army where his tours of duty took him to Germany, Korea and Vietnam. He also served several years in the Florida National Guard where he was named Florida’s top recruiter in 1979. In 1988 “Sarge” was one of the selected few to attend the Sergeants Major Academy and retired after 31 years of service as 1st Sergeant. After his military career, he and Judy started their own Janitorial service. He enjoyed gardening, fresh water fishing, spending time with his family and Maltese pups.

Sarge is survived by his wife, Judith Hartley; brother, Michael Hartley; children, Delores Shanahan, Jesse Lucio, Rhonda Stillwater, Robin Walker, and Tiffany Gray; grandchildren, Allison Lucio, Megan Shanahan, Jesse Robert Lucio, Madison Lucio, Nicole Goodman, Grey Walker, and Hunter Walker.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Faith Chapel North with Revered Bill Flannigan officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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