“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the unexpected passing of Corey Jestice. The TMHA [Texas Manufactured Housing Association] family is heartbroken over this loss and we are sending thoughts and prayers to his family. We are thankful for his board service and all the time we spent with him at our events. We will miss him.” That accompanied the TMHA’s obituary, which is provided below and seems to mirror that of the funeral home. Neither mentioned the cause of 42 year old Jestice’s death. A TMHA member told MHProNews that “Corey was one of the good guys of the business. He has been my 21st rep for a long time.” Jestice attended the recent TMHA state association convention. Citing an industry source, it was said that Jestice began “passing out” which began at his “kids skating party.” Several other incidents reportedly occurred, per multiple sources.
But at what was the last such “passing out” occurrence, neither Jestice’s wife nor the paramedics were able to revive him.
It has been said that there are “lots of” rumors, and the speculation included “freak injury,” or some condition that may have caused “seizures.” Whatever the cause, those contacted routinely praised him.
One source that knew Jestice for a dozen or more years told MHProNews that Corey was a “great guy to work with. I heard he had been have fainting spells or seizures in last week or two. He had Covid twice supposedly, thinking heart related issues from the Covid maybe. Not 100% sure.”
For whatever reason, the specific cause of death has been kept quiet.
Per his LinkedIn professional profile, the following.
National Retail Business Development Manager at 21st Mortgage Corporation
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.
Proven sales and business development professional that prides myself on never being outworked while providing unmatched customer service. I strive to always deliver more than I promise and add tangible value to any organization I come in contact with, both within 21st Mortgage and those of the business partners I work with. With territories covering as many as 16 states at different times in my career and currently focused on over 350 accounts in Texas & Iowa, I have a good understanding of all markets. I’m a consistent producer with year over year market share growth and monthly volume increases since 2008.
I enjoy meeting new people, spending time with friends, doing anything outdoors and most of all experiencing life with my wife of almost 10 years, Shanna, and 3 year old daughter Chandler.”
Per his TMHA and Click Funeral Home obituary, the following.
Corey James Jestice, 42 of Knoxville formerly of Lenoir City, passed away the morning of September 28, 2021. Corey was born on January 15, 1979 at Loudon hospital to his parents Dallas and Patricia Jestice. He was a 1997 graduate of Lenoir City High School, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and career employee of 21st Mortgage. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph and Sue Harvey, Luther and Mildred Jestice.
Corey was a beautiful soul. He was a caring and loving husband to his wife Shanna, a doting father to his beautiful daughter Chandler, and a dear friend and confidant to innumerable others. To know Corey was to know a man of impeccable character, immense faith, and tremendous love. He demonstrated Christ’s love on countless occasions with acts of compassion and charitableness in both his time and word, often bestowed on his family and friends.
Corey’s most precious gift was his family. He loved them fiercely and cherished time spent with them whether be at gymnastics, dance, in the outdoors, or simply family nights spent at home. His love for them knows no bounds and carries on into eternity.
Those close to Corey will tell you that there are no words adequate to express the gratitude for the time God allowed us to have him and joy in knowing he’s finally at home in Heaven.
He is survived by his wife, Shanna Lane Jestice; daughter, Chandler Violet Jestice; parents, Dallas and Pat Jestice of Lenoir City; aunt and uncle, Betsy and Bill Batho of Friendsville; mother-in-law, Sharon Chandler (Steve Kuzne); father-in-law, Bill Lane (Marcie); brothers-in-law: Stephen G. Kuzne, Jordan Kuzne, Kenny Lane and Keith Lane; life-long friends, Steven Abercrombie, Kevin Abercrombie, and Sam Johnson along with many cousins.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m on Friday, October 1st at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens for graveside services with Pastor Steve Higgenbotham and Pastor Justin Morton officiating. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.”
Stating the obvious, we will all encounter death.
MHProNews extends its condolences to the family and those touched by Jestice’s loss. Those who knew him, spoke well of him. May Corey Jestice rest in peace. ###
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