Malcolm Lynn Jessup, 70, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville. Born February 4, 1950 in Greenville, Kentucky to James and Virginia Ford Jessup who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Jackie, Leroy, Bruce, and Norman Jessup; sisters, Jeanetta Maddox and Wanda Sue Anderson.
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.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Jones Jessup of Spencer, Tenn.; son Malcolm Jessup II of Owensboro; daughters, Kim (Kevin) McKinney of Beechmont, Krista Butcher of Spencer, Tenn., Angie (Haskell) Myers of Spencer, Tenn; sisters, Cloetta (Mitch) Kinkade of Greenville and Joyce Ann Baldree of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Gerald (Sandy) Jessup of Greenville, T.K. (Beverly) Jessup of Greenville, Robert Jessup of Morgantown and David (Barbara) Jessup of Graham; grandchildren, Amber Fisher, Ashley Hankins, Tyler McKinney, Rowan Jessup, Luke Richards, and Justin Butcher; great grandchildren, Easton, Elaine, and Cason and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 9 at at 1:00 p.m. at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, conducted by Pastor Steve Cripps, with burial to follow with military honors in Vernal Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Depoy. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8, and from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Gary’s Funeral Home, Greenville. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net