He was a member of the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
He died in a helicopter crash. The cause of the crash is undetermined at this time.
|Pray for Jesse|
Cpl. Stites enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2008 and was on his second deployment to Afghanistan.
Friends describe Jesse as a great guy, who was a straight-A student, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. They also describe him as kind, respectful, smart and destined to be a marine.
Jesse is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother Carol Stites; and his wife. He was predeceased by his father, John Stites. He also leaves behind two sisters.
Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Jesse Stites is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen