Services will be noon Friday at Rawls Funeral Home in Union City, with interment following in East View Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Jesse was born May 12, 1951, in Hickman, Ky., to Jesse Howard McElrath Sr. and Annie Louise Brown. Jesse was employed by Jimmy Dean Foods/Sara Lee Foods for many years.
Jesse leaves to cherish his memory his children, Joshua McElrath and Jessica McElrath; his ex-wife Ruth McElrath; his grandchildren, Tyerek McElrath, Trinity McElrath and Olivia McElrath; his five brothers, Steve McElrath, Jeff McElrath, Tommy (Wendy) McElrath, Richard McElrath and Jesse Foulks; his three sisters, Linda (Kevin) Dodson, Rosalind McElrath and Doris Jean Higgins; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Louise Brown; his father, Jesse Howard McElrath; his brother, Evan McElrath; and his two sisters, Regina “Kaye” McElrath and Corene Foulks.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.