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Jesse Leal, Jr.
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Obituary for Jesse Leal, Jr.

Jesse Leal of Shenandoah, Texas was called home to his maker on Sunday, February 4, 2018 after a short battle with a Glioblastoma (GBM) brain tumor. Jesse was born on November 21, 1939 in Realitos, Texas.

Jesse is predeceased by his parents, Jesus and Carmen Saenz Leal, brothers Raul Leal, Jose Homer Leal and Humberto Leal. Jesse is survived by his children, Sheryl Leal Rowe (Kevin), Kenneth Allen Leal (Tammie) and Jason Wesley Leal (Livia) all of Spring, Texas, grandchildren Kenneth Leal Jr of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Abigail Rowe, Carlos Leal and Chloe Leal all of Spring, Texas. Siblings, Olga (Serafin) Quiroga of Beeville, Texas, Anna (Johnny) Galan of McAllen, Texas, Minerva Leal, Rolando (Cass) Leal of Missouri City, Texas, Ruth (Jimmy) Cantu, Ruby (Xavier) Cantu, Irma (Larry) Cedillo all from Houston, Texas.

Jesse went to Roy Miller High School and played the baritone where he was a member of the All-District, All-Region, All-State and Tri-State bands of 1959. He entered Del Mar college in 1959 and transferred to Sam Houston State college in 1962. Jesse and Connie Morales were married on August 31, 1963 in Corpus Christi at Kelsey Memorial United Methodist Church. Connie passed away on July 3, 2013 one month short of celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Jesse was a devoted father and devoted to his career. Jesse worked for Thomas J. Lipton and in outside sales for over 30 years until he retired on January 9, 1997. Jesse’s hard work also continued on the weekends with a company he founded, Leco Electro Painting, which he owned and operated for 39 years and still continues to this day thru his family.

Jesse was involved with Lions Club International as well as his children’s activities. Jesse loved to fish and travel and instilled this passion to his family.

He loved going to swap meets and restoring his 1940 Oldsmobile. He was a great man who had a tremendous work ethic, loved his family and was the best father/grandfather anyone could want. He will be missed.


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Saturday

17

Feb

10:00 AM
Kelsey Memorial United Methodist Church

1610 Comanche
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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