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Jesse Emmitt “Scooter” Neaves, Jr


Jesse Emmitt “Scooter” Neaves, Jr, 61, died May 10, 2014 at UTSW, St Paul Hospital surrounded by his family.

Jesse was born July 13, 1952 in Waxahachie, Texas to Mildred and Jesse Neaves.  He is preceded in death by his father, Jesse Sr, his brother, James and his sister Sandra.

Jesse graduated from Waxahachie High School and went on to University of Austin.  He worked at AT&T for many years before pursuing a new career path in the world of IT.

After obtaining education at SMU he went to work at Comp USA as a UNIX administrator.  In his final days he worked at Bank of America as a Settlement Specialist

On October 22, 1988, Jesse married Nancy Gralinski at Cochran Chapel in Dallas, Texas.  They met at a club in Dallas after Nancy saw him dancing.  A friend introduced them and they spent the night talking and dancing.

Jesse proposed to her that night, Nancy accepted a year and a half later.

Their son, Jason Matthew was Jess’s complete pride and joy.

Jess would often say that Jason was proof that he had done something right in his life. If those two were together, Jesse was happy.

Jesse enjoyed martial arts and received his Shodan (Black Belt) in Okinawan Shobaishi Shorin Ryu from Sensei  Ilene Smoger, at the Okinawan Karate Club of Dallas in 1993.

Jesse loved music, the Dallas Cowboys, watching TV and going to the movies.  He added new meaning to the word homebody.

Jesse’s idea of a great evening was to be at home with his wife and son, all of them snuggled together, watching a movie.

Jesse and his quick, dry, sarcastic sense of humor will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy and son, Jason of Plano, TX.

His mother, Mildred Neaves, sister Susan Neaves, niece Jessica Burns and her family of Ennis Tx and numerous cousins of Waxahachie, Sherman, Mansfield ,and Ennis, TX.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude for the support they have received from the staff at Total Patient Care, Raymond Porter at Bank of America, Dr Harshit Rao and the amazing staff at St Paul’s CV-ICU

If desired, the family requests memorial contributions are made to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

Memorial Services will be in Ennis Thursday, May 22, 11:00am at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1200 Country Club Road, Ennis and another that evening from 6-8pm in Plano at Allen Family Funeral Options 2120 Spring Creek Parkway.

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