Jesse Prestridge
Jesse Leon Prestridge was born May 2, 1938 in Brownfield, in the home of Annie Berryhill and Douglas Prestridge, and passed away in Mesquite July 28, 2009.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife of 36 years Toni, his daughter Milissa Epstein and her husband Mitchell, grandson Michael Epstein, brothers Jack Prestridge and wife Carol, Jerry Prestridge and wife Mary.
Jesse was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
He played college and semi-pro football in San Diego, Calif. He then returned to Texas in 1973, moving to the Cedar Creek Lake area in 1976, where he has resided since.
Many people knew him only as Santa Claus, a role he began playing in 1978.
His many friends and a community that he served well will miss him.
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