Jesse Albert Masterson, age 73, of Lamar, Missouri passed away January 31, 2022, at his home.

Jess was born June 10, 1948 in Lamar, Missouri, to Ray Allen Masterson and Fern Lucille Hannah. Jesse graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1966. On October 25, 1980, Jesse married Sharon Kay Kentner in Lamar, MO.
Jess worked as a driver for MFA in Golden City, Missouri, CFI / Glasstran in Joplin, Missouri, Higgins Pallets in Lamar, MO, owned and operated Masterson Seed and Grain and loved to race dirt cars, he was a member of the Lamar United Methodist Church, the Barton County Shrine Club and Lamar Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon, four sons; Rocky Higgins of Lamar, Tye Bell of Ft. Worth, Texas, Zach (Jill) Masterson of Lockwood and Rowdy Masterson of Lamar, one daughter; Piper Masterson, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one brother; Terry (Angie) Masterson of Lamar and one sister; Donna Ray of Harrisonville, Missouri, brother-in-law, Richard (Princess) Kentner and his best friends; Terry Moore and Randy Plunkett.

Jess was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Melinda Richy and one sister, Delores Dawe and brother-in-laws; Don Dawe and Rick Pierson.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Lamar United Methodist Church.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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#13 RE: Jess MastersonLeisha Beard 2022-02-14 19:46
So sorry to hear of Jess passing. I have fond memories of him while I lived in Lamar. He is one of those people that never met a stranger. Praying for Sharron and their family.
#12 Kansas City, MissouriDana Lynn Rakestraw 2022-02-07 19:11
I'm so sorry for your loss. I've always admired Jess and share in your sorrow.
#11 Lamar, MOWill/Karen Pattison 2022-02-07 19:10
Sharon and family -- We are praying for you all. Jesse will truly be missed by all his great friends.
Fly high with the angels, Jesse.
#10 Jasper, MOKelli Walker 2022-02-07 03:05
I’m so saddened to hear of Jesse’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with Sharon & all of the family.
#9 Lamar MissouriCharlie Combs 2022-02-06 21:21
Jesse will be missed by anyone that new him. I will miss him and his personality. I loved him like a brother.
#8 Lamar,Mo.Richard Ryan 2022-02-05 23:00
Always considered Jesse a good friend. Played lots of cards with him. Sorry to hear of his passing.
#7 Kansas City MO.Randy Donna Mason 2022-02-05 03:07
Sorry to hear of the passing of a good man he will be missed by many . Our prayers go out to the family
#6 LamarMax Orahood 2022-02-04 19:09
Very saddened to hear about Jess Albert passing. Definitely was one of a kind. God speed to all of the family. Max O.
#5 LamarJohn and Marcia Bary 2022-02-04 16:49
We are so sorry for your loss. Jesse was such a kind soul
#4 Lamar, MOJosh & Brenna Giger 2022-02-03 19:14
Jess will be missed by so many. You all are in our thoughts and prayers!

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