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Jesse Floyd Minatra, 79, Waynesboro, Tennessee was born Dec. 12, 1938 in Corsicana, the son of the late Jessie Willard and Emma Jewell Sinclair Minatra, and departed this life Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
He was a backhoe operator and member of International Operating Engineers Union for 42 years.
He is survived by son, Jeffrey Minatra (Shelley,) Waynesboro, Tennesse; daughters, Sheila Minatra Gray (David,) Nashville, Tennessee; Megan Marjorie Minatra (Jake Shama,) Council Bluffs, Iowa; sisters, Anita Harris (Ken,) of Crawford, Sandra Minatra (Jim Bush,) of Waxahachie, Verna Hudson (Danny,) of Corsicana; grandchildren, Keith and Kayla Minatra, Amanda Quinter, Alora Pope, Drew Bunch; great-grandchildren, Caymen and Caroline Dickey and Olivia Quinter and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at Shackelford Funeral Directors chapel, Waynesboro, Tennessee, with Jay Clanton officiating.
Burial was held in North Highland Cemetery, Waynesboro, Tennessee, Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County, directing. Pallbearers were Dan Cole, Keith (Kojack) Morgan, Brent Gallaher, Jimmy Taylor, Keith Hatcher and Marlon Fielder.
Published on January 3, 2018
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