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Oct. 17, 1936-March 28, 2018

Jesse Chester Harrington, 81, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Natchitoches.

Jesse, known by most as “J.C.,” loving husband of the late Orena LaCaze Harrington, is survived by his two sons, Travis J. Harrington and wife Terri of Addis, La., and Jay A. “Tony” Harrington and wife Beth, of Shreveport, along with loving life partner, Linda Franz and her two sons, Tommy and Kevin. He is survived by four grandchildren, Adam Harrington of Minneapolis, Minn., Paul Harrington of Melbourne, Fla., Taylor Harrington and Mattie Harrington, both of Shreveport. Jesse is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Will and Hyland Harrington; and his beloved sister, Dean Harrington Maley.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Martin Harrington and Ruby Polk Harrington; his wife, Orena LaCaze Harrington; an infant daughter, Vicki F. Harrington; and sister, Estelle Harrington Pittman.

Jesse was born Oct. 17, 1936, in southern Natchitoches Parish and spent his formative years in the Flora. community where he graduated from Flora High School. He was a social, active man who was deeply involved with his family throughout his life. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons, friends and family. He will always be remembered as a caring person with a generous spirit.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 12:15 p.m. in St. Anne Catholic Chapel, 3659 Old River Road, Natchitoches. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Chapel Hall. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jesse’s life.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Natchitoches Regional Medical Center ICU for the compassionate care Jesse received in his final days.