Jesse Sastre-Mayo, 88, of Orange, passed away May 2, in Beaumont.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 5, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Urbano Saenz Ramirez, of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Port Arthur. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Born in Leon, Spain, April 21, 1928, he was the son of Migual Sastre and Esperanza Mayo. Jesse was a forest assistant for Owens Illinois and formerly a park ranger for Texas Parks and Wildlife. In his retirement he had many interests. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and most of all, fishing. He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Orangefield and a former member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Jasper.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Vann Sastre-Mayo; parents; siblings and other relatives in Spain.
He is survived by his children, Irene Navarro and husband Pete, of Bridge City, Norma Barnett, of Orangefield, Delia Muckelrath and husband Phillip, of Bridge City and Joe Vann and wife Suzonne, of Orange; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews in Spain.
Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Vann, Justin Navarro and Donovan Weldon, II. Honorary pallbearers are the Reverend M. Rodriguez, the Reverend Clemente Iglesias, Juan Cantu and the late Jonathan Navarro.