Jesse Butler, Jr., 84, of Jourdanton passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on September 4, 2021. He was born in Belton, TX on September 23, 1936, to Jesse Butler, Sr., and Annie (Goforth) Butler.
Jesse was a beloved man and friend to everyone. He was fondly referred to as grandpa by most. If you came across his path get ready to talk because he loved to socialize. Jesse and his wife lived in Seguin on the river for 15 years, where he would sit and fish every chance he had. He owned and operated a couple of Exxon Full Service Gas Stations for many, many years. He was a Security Guard for Harlandale ISD before retiring officially in 1993. Jesse loved Kickapoo Casino and his love for casinos even got him into hot water with his family one time after he snuck off to Eagle Pass and did not tell anyone. He was loving man with a great sense of humor and a passion for his family. He and his wife Joann worked together as a team for many years as he would woodwork and she would paint. He would then sit under the big oak tree on 16 and sell his work. Jesse was a hardworking man and always found a way to stay busy.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jesse Sr. and Annie Butler; son Darrel Butler; and brother W.H. Butler.
Jesse is survived by his wife of 68 years Joann (Croft) Butler; daughters Christie Gawlik and husband Gerald, Debbie Riley and husband Jimmy, and Esther Ipsen; grandchildren, Alexis Malone, Brooke Menchaca, Carrie Hoerig, Bryan Lenz, Michael Ipsen, Christina Ipsen, Shyann Ipsen, Elexxus Ipsen and Leyla Ipsen; step-grandchildren Aimee Farley, Amber Gawlik and John Gawlik; 21 greatgrandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Rutledge Cemetery in Poteet. Immediately following the service, the family asks everyone to join them at the Jourdanton Elderly Housing Community Room, 2909 Austin Circle, for some food and fellowship.