Jesse Edgar Luten III, was born on April 18, 1947, in Mineral Wells, Texas. He was a Retired Air Force Veteran who served his country for over 22 years. Sadly, Jesse passed away in the evening of June 23, 2023, at the age of 76, by losing his battle against cancer.
Jesse was a devoted family man, survived by his only son, Ronald Luten and his wife Theresa Luten; his brothers and sister, Doug Luten, Bill Luten, and Leann Clark; his three grandchildren, Jesse Shane Luten, Cody Luten, and Desiree Miller; his ex-wife who was there in the earlier years, Brenda Hope Hulman. He was also survived by Christa Salisbury, whom he loved dearly for the last 5 years; she helped take care of him before his passing “Bless her heart”. Jesse will also be remembered fondly by his many friends, who admired his strong work ethic, his sense of humor, and his dedication to his family and country.
Jesse joined the United States Air Force in 1965 and served with distinction until his retirement in 1987. During his service, Jesse was stationed in many duty stations doing supply runs. His favorite was Germany where he earned commendations for his bravery and dedication to duty. Jesse’s lifelong dream was to go back to Germany once more.
Jesse was very proud of his military career and often spoke with pride about his time in service. He loved telling his story about the times he served. He was a true patriot who believed in the importance of serving his country and protecting the freedoms that he held dear.
Jesse devoted his life for anything involving the military. For the last several years until fully retiring he had volunteered at the National Vietnam War Museum.
Jesse will be deeply missed by all who knew him. His family and friends will always remember him as a kind, honorable man who lived his life to the fullest and with integrity and dedication to his country and loved ones. May he rest in peace.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2023 at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Woodland Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and fulfilling Jesses biggest dream we are asking that you please donate to the National Vietnam War Museum in Mineral Wells, TX.