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Jesse Allen Tecumseh


Jesse Allen Tecumseh, Jr. died June 29, 2022, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, at the age of 75 years 1 month 7 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made, and service livestreamed at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Jesse was born May 22, 1947, in Talihina, Oklahoma. He was raised and attended school in Oklahoma City, graduating from Northwest Classen around 1965.

Jesse married Gail Ann Shepherd on June 1, 1968, and they were together for eight years before they separated as friends.

In his younger years, Jesse was an Eagle Scout and went on to be a Scout Master for years in San Angelo, Texas. He was inducted into the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country for over 25 years, until his retirement as a Master Sergeant on July 31, 1991. Jesse earned many decorations, awards and citations during his time in the Military.

He married Kyong Suk “Suki” Park on April 15, 1982.  Jesse was also a Mason and enjoyed going to the casino and collecting coins, but his favorite past time was fishing. He really enjoyed going on fishing trips with Operation Freedom Outdoors, with other veterans. Jesse loved spending time with his family and was proud of his family BBQs. 

Jesse was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Eugene Tecumseh; his mother, Doris Jean (Hood) Harding; his brothers, Bill Harding and Leroy “Tink” Harding II; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his wife, Kyong Suk Tecumseh; his dad, Leroy Harding, Sr.; his son, Chris Tecumseh and wife, Wendy, of Pensacola, Fla.; his daughter, Teresa Tecumseh of Wanette; his daughter, Tammie Brenek and husband, Jarrad, of Round Rock, Texas; his grandchildren, Kyle Tecumseh and wife, Ricki, of Shawnee, Jordan Tecumseh of Pensacola, Fla., Taylor Craig of Moore and Chloe Brenek of Round Rock, Texas; his sister, Teresa Hamlin and husband, Larry, of Oklahoma City; his brother, Todd Tecumseh of North Carolina; his sisters, Diane Tecumseh Elliff of Illinois, and Kathy Tecumseh Alexander of Claremore, Okla.; his sisters-in-law, Wilma Harding and Janice Harding; his nephews and nieces, Glen Carter and wife, Michelle, Leroy “Tinky 2” Harding III and wife, Brandi, Eldon Harding and wife, Stephanie, Billy Harding Jr. and wife, Johnna, and Michelle Peters and husband, Eric; and numerous other relatives and friends.