GREENVILLE, KY., – Malcolm Lynn Jessup, 70, of Greenville passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born on February 4, 1950 to James and Virginia Ford Jessup who preceded him in death. He was a member of the Welchland Baptist Church and the Mule Skinners Association. He was a Jammer at the Orange Blossom Opry, Morgans Music Junction, Barbs Barn and Peggy and Carls Opry. Malcom was a legendary mule man. He was in the movie The Green Mile, plus seven other movies with his mules. His band the Tennessee Mule Train played in France and he sold mules all over the world and was known just about any placed he visited.
He is preceded him in death by his parents and brothers Jackie, Leroy, Bruce, and Norman Jessup, sisters Jeanetta Maddox and Wanda Sue Anderson.
He is survived by his wife Laura Jones Jessup of Spencer, TN., 1 son Malcolm Jessup II of Owensboro, 3 daughters Kim (Kevin) McKinney of Beechmont, Krista Butcher of Spencer, TN., Angie (Haskell) Myers of Spencer, TN., 2 sisters Cloetta (Mitch) Kinkade of Greenville, Joyce Ann Baldree of Los Angeles, CA., 4 brothers Gerald (Sandy) Jessup of Greenville, T.K. (Beverly) Jessup of Greenville, Robert Jessup of Morgantown, David (Barbara) Jessup of Graham, 6 grandchildren Amber Fisher, Ashley Hankins, Tyler McKinney, Rowan Jessup, Luke Richards, and Justin Butcher, 3 great grandchildren Easton, Elaine, and Cason, several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 8, 2020 and from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM Friday, October 9, 2020 at Gary’s Funeral Home, Greenville.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY conducted by Pastor Steve Cripps with burial to follow with military honors in Vernal Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Depoy, KY.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net