Jesse Glenn Rambo, Sr.

Jesse was born December 10, 1922 in Port Arthur, TX to Albert Sidney Rambo and Mary Elizabeth Gault, and passed on January 3, 2017 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

He is preceded in death by son, Allen Rambo, and grandson, Jason Rambo, and is survived by his angel and love of his life, B. Louise McDuffie of Nacogdoches, TX.


Linda Walker and husband, Richard, of Hot Springs Village, AR

Carolyn Rambo of Fort Worth, TX


Jesse, Jr. and wife, Brenda, of Stroudsburg, PA


Shawn Walker and wife, Katrina, of Sanford, NC

Samantha Ressa of Houston, TX

Patti Landry of Lake Charles, LA

Katie Jennings and husband, Shane, of Winchester, KY

Charleen Thibodeaux of Bridge City, TX

Keri Kinyon and husband, Aaron, of Strasburg, CO

Jennifer Raggio and husband, Cory of Bridge City,TX

Cory Rambo and wife, Aleena of Orange, TX

Brittney Whitfill and husband, Chad, of Dickinson, Tx

16 Great-GrandChildren

Jesse graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Arthur, TX, and was a member of the school’s National Honor Society. He attended Texas A&M and Lamar Universities.

During World War II, he worked at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft in Ft. Worth, TX, building aircraft to support the USA war efforts. Jesse retired from E.I. DuPont in Orange, TX with over 32 years’ service as a Mechanical Foreman.

He was a very accomplished water skier, once placing 8th place in trick skiing in a ski tournament of the National Water Ski Association; Jesse served as a National and International Judge for many years. Throughout his life, he served as a water ski instructor and participated in many local, regional and national ski shows.

Jesse was a life-long member, over 70-years, of the Masonic Lodge, serving as Worshipful Master of the DeWitt Lodge in Jasper, helping establish the Bridge City Lodge as one of its Charter Members, and serving as a member in the Masonic Lodges of Bridge City, Jasper, Burkeville & Beaumont. He also served as a member of the Shriners, York Rites, and Scottish Rites.