Jesse L. Wales Sr., 88, Altoona, died Monday afternoon at his home after a brief illness.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Lewis and Anna (Caracino) Wales. He married Peggy Rhoades on June 11, 1955, in Altoona.
Surviving are his wife; two children: Lisa Ann Frank (Bill) and Robert, both of Altoona; a sister, Arlene Weymer (Leo) of Silver Spring, Md.; and his beloved dog, Holly.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jesse L. Jr., on June 25, 1981; and a brother, Joseph.
Jesse retired from Ward Trucking Co. in 1987. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed his family.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in Stevens Memorial Chapel by Pastor Ed Harshbarger. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.