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Mr. Jesse Monroe Clary, Jr. 75, of Keedysville, MD passed away at his daughter’s home on Friday, September 16. He was the husband of Rebecca Wood Clary.
Born March 19, 1947, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Jesse M., Sr. & Myrtle Clary (Wright). He was the last surviving of his five siblings.
Jesse graduated from Middletown High School, class of 1965. The same year, Jesse and Becky met at the Brunswick Bowling Alley. They were married on September 22, 1967, nearly celebrating 55 years.
In his younger years, Jesse worked on the family farm. Jesse went on to be a carpenter for many construction companies, but he retired as the manager of the carpenter shop with the Frederick Co. BoE. Building many homes for friends over the years. He was the owner of J.C. Trash Removal in the Brunswick area, a business he acquired upon the passing of his father-in-law. He served in the Army Reserves from 1967 – 1972.
In addition to his wife Becky, he is survived by his son Michael Clary and wife Tara of Knoxville and daughter Stephanie Riley of Middletown; grandsons Devon Riley (Liz) and Jesse Clary, and step-grandson Bradley Earp.
During his life, Jesse & Becky traveled to Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, Florida, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and cruised the Caribbean and Aruba.
Jesse was a member of the Mid-Maryland Saddle Club, Boonsboro Legion, Brunswick Moose, and the Frederick Elks. He was the referee for the Clary Family Wiffle Ball team during the family reunion at Mike and Tara’s, the Women’s Slo-pitch softball in Brunswick and Frederick. He was the manager for the Brunswick Little League and the PVYA fast pitch. He started a T-ball team so his daughter could play ball.
When Jesse & Becky lived in Brunswick, he loved to sit in his backyard and watch the men’s softball games. Jesse loved a good bet. He enjoyed gambling and putting money in always hoping for the big win. Luck was on his side!
His second home was in Chincoteague where he loved to fish with his family and his friend Buddy. If that boat could talk, oh the stories we would hear!!
He was preceded in death his granddaughter Brooke Riley and son-in-law Derek Riley, sisters Margaret “Peg” Arnold, Carolyn Bidle, brothers George Clary Sr. and Robert Clary Sr.
Pallbearers will be Jesse Clary, Devon Riley, Bryan Wiles, Lenny Lenhart, John Lewis, Nick Rodgers, Chrissy Bell, and Karie Summers. Honorary pallbearers are Tim Robinson and Hunter Young.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 2:30pm at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702.
Viewing will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 3:30pm to 8pm at Stauffer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD 21701.
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