Jesse O. Firestone Sr.
by TP staff
Sep 06, 2012 | 1168 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Services will be Tuesday, Sept. 11, for former Tracy resident Jesse O. Firestone Sr., Tracy’s first full-time motorcycle police officer. He died Sunday, Sept. 2, at Meadowood Nursing Center in Clearlake at the age of 88.

Mr. Firestone was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Etowah, Tenn. He lived in Tracy 40 years before moving to Clearlake to be near family.

He worked 30 years in law enforcement, including 10 years each with Tracy Police Department and as a correctional officer at Deuel Vocational Institution. He also worked 10 years for the California Youth Authority.

Mr. Firestone was a member of Tracy’s First Presbyterian Church; a life member and post commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1537; and a member of American Legion Post 172. He had served in World War II and the Korean War.

Survivors include five children, Jesse Firestone Jr., and his wife, Beverly, of Arkansas, Jeffrey Firestone, and his wife, Michelle, of Colorado, James Firestone of Stockton, Joann Stockwell, and her husband, Eric, of Clearlake and Jacqueline Firestone, and her husband, Steve Waldera, of Linden; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Tuesday’s service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 101 Berverdor Ave. Burial with honors will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave.

Contributions in Mr. Firestone’s name may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 101 Berverdor Ave., Tracy, CA 95376; or to Disabled Veterans of America, Charities of San Joaquin County, 10100 Trinity Parkway, Ste., 310, Stockton, CA 95219.

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