Jake Ellis Magee
July 26, 1939 - June 10, 2022
Jake Ellis Magee, age 82 and a resident of the Sheridan Community, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home Friday evening June 10, 2022. He was a corrections officer for over 32 years, serving at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Washington Correctional Institute and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Jake was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War era, being stationed at a radar base in New Mexico and later in Alabama. He was a longtime member of Pine First Baptist Church. Jake enjoyed fishing and watching his favorite old Western movies and TV shows. He also enjoyed listening to bluegrass music and spending time with his family.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Bonnie and Billy Smith of Franklinton, Virginia D. Thompson of Baton Rouge; Son: James Ellis “Jamie” Magee of Sheridan; Grandchildren and Spouses: Connie and Jerry McKernon, Donna and Clint White; Great-grandchildren and a Spouse: Jaclyn and Thomas Waldren, Jessica McKernon, Earl Clint White, Jr.; Great-great-grandchildren: Gemma Waldren, Johnnie Waldren, Isabel White; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Bessie Mae Brady Magee, parents Fred Magee and Bertha Jenkins Magee, brothers Fred Silmon Magee, Bill Magee, Gilbert E. Magee, an infant brother and granddaughter Stacey Jo Smith.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday June 13th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and after 9:00 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am Tuesday with Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.