Jesse Lee Carsey, Jr.

February 08, 1964 ‒ December 09, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

Mansfield: Those who knew Jesse Carsey would say he was an old soul.  Jesse preferred classic western movies, the comedy of Red Skelton and sweeping tones of classic rock over the newest shows and current rock music.  More importantly, Jesse was a kind, patient, and understanding father and friend.  A faithful Christian, this generous yet humble man passed away, shortly after experiencing a very serious aneurysm while at work.  Jesse Lee Carsey, Jr. passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.  He was just 55.

The son of Jesse Lee Carsey, Sr. and Pauline (Patton), Jesse was born February 8, 1964 in Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield Senior High School.  A few years later, he first saw Rita Leland at the former Kingsgate Mall.  After surprising her with a bouquet of flowers and receiving a kiss on the cheek in return, the two began dating.  Jesse and Rita married July 29, 1988.

Jesse worked for Crane Plumbing for 24 years.  Currently he was employed at Thorton Powder Coating.

Jesse had a passion for playing billiards, (he’d call it “shooting pool”). Along with his best friend since 7th grade, David Sand, the two enjoyed countless games over the years.

It was nearly impossible to upset Jesse.  Kind and generous, he was able to make anyone smile.  Over the years he enjoyed vacations to Myrtle Beach, Universal Studios, and Put-In-Bay.  From cartoons to Marvel action movies, Jesse and his daughter, Christine, shared similar interests in film and T.V.  A loving father and trusted friend, Jesse’s sense of humor and kind heart will be missed.

He is survived by his daughter Christine Carsey; mother Pauline (Sam) Napier, father Jesse (Karen) Carsey; dear friend David Sand; as well as Jesse’s “second daughter” Ariel Danyi.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Anna Rita Carsey.

His family will receive friends Friday, December 13, 2019 from 11 am – 2 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 2 pm.  Pastor Jim Streib will officiate.  Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Snyder Funeral Homes, to assist his family with funeral expenses, may be made at the funeral home. Please make checks payable to: Snyder Funeral Homes.

In his generosity, even through Jesse’s death, he gave life as an organ donor.
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  • Dear Christine, my heart is saddened for what you have gone through. I have had the blessing of watching you grow up into the amazing woman you have become an see your father’s love and kindness you show the world. Both your parents have done an amazing job raising you and now you possess the true heart of your dad (and mom). I will always be here for you and continue to love you. I am so sorry for your loss and pray that some how you will find the strength to carry on your father’s legacy. With all my love Stephanie (Irving)… your second mom. Kiss kiss hug hug

  • God Bless you Christine ,Sorry for your loss and of course all of us as his family it is our loss also. Seems like we all are to busy with everyday life that we miss out on so much and so many of our loved ones lives .Im so regretfull that we couldn’t have spent more time in his life ,we just have to try and do better with the rest of our loved ones ,and try not to be so busy.I pray that you will have peace in know that he’s at peace with our Heavenly Father and your Momma .Just remember we love you and if you need us we are always here.God Bless you and keep you safe and have much peace ,And Joy ,and many blessing from above . We love you Very very much.


  • Aunt Pauline, Uncle Jesse and Christine, my heart is sad today. Little Jesse was my first childhood friend. Since we were also cousins we spent time playing together. Throughout the years, I have often thought about Jesse. My prayer for you is that God will comfort you all. God bless you all. Rest in peace Jesse.

  • Dear Jesse, Karen & Christine, Im so sorry for your loss I cant even begin to imagine what you are all going thru right now. My heart goes out to you all, he will be sadly missed. Love you all & God Bless.

  • Christine, my heart is broken for you, but we know that our hope is in heaven and you will see your dad again. We love you, you are in our prayers!
    Joan & Bill