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Jesse Quimby Sewell IV

August 16, 1948March 3, 2020

Jesse Quimby Sewell was born on August 16, 1948 and passed away on March 3, 2020.

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Jesse Quimby Sewell IV

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Jonathan Lane

March 30, 2020

"Jess-ster", What a wonderful human being. I knew Jess since about 1989 when I started work at General Dynamics, Fort Worth. He was a brilliant mathematician with expertise in aerospace surface "lofting" which is the creation of the "shape" of the aircraft. He, Lisa and little Jesse became great friends of ours and he even ended up living with us for about a year while he helped put a roof on our home project. He actually worked for me for a few years doing aerospace design work mainly on the space shuttle programs. I remember one project in particular he worked was the leading edge of the shuttle wing. We were contacted the day after the Columbia blew up over Texas. He modeled the wing so they could run the debris testing to show /prove a chunk of foam blew a hole in the leading edge on lift-off. Just one of the many things he did.
We loved playing guitars, singing and partying. He was always doing nice things for people. He was even a medic in Vietnam. The thing he must have seen! I went out to visit them in Louisiana a few times and despite the incredible hardships he and his family endured while living there, they always had a positive attitude and welcomed us lovingly. Soon the beers would be flowing and the crayfish would be boiling. And of course, out would come the guitars. I even had a impromptu bucket list item checked off when he invited me to join him on "his" street corner in the quarter to actually play a song. Jesse, You were a great friend, mentor and inspiration to me and everyone who knew you. You'll be missed buddy.

Charlie Deubler, Jr.

March 10, 2020

Jesse was a kind a giving man, a proud man filled with intense love for family and friends and he possessed a soul for those in need.

It's been a few years since I shared time with Jesse, but he's always remembered as a just man.