Jesse V. De Leon

October 16, 1925May 10, 2018

Jesse V. De Leon, 92, of Houston, Texas went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2018. He was born on October 16, 1925 in Dewalt, Texas to Matias De Leon and Augustina De Leon.

Jesse was the youngest of 13 siblings. He graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, 71st Infantry (1944-1946) during WWII. He was a Private First Class and served as a Military Police Officer in Germany as part of the rescue missions to free prisoners of war. Jesse was awarded the following medals: BRONZE STAR MEDAL; GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL; EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN CAMPAIGN MEDAL & BRONZE STAR; WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL; ARMY OF OCCUPATION MEDAL & GERMANY CLASP; COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE 1ST AWARD AND HONORABLE SERVICE LAPEL BUTTON WWII.

He was known as “Mr. Clean” to all those that served with him because of his tailored clothes and shined shoes. Jesse returned home to Houston at the end of the war and later met Victoria Susie Herrera. They soon married and raised seven children.

Jesse is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Victoria Susie De Leon and their children Frank Mata, Carmen Herrera, David De Leon, Freddie De Leon, Elizabeth De Leon-Preciado, Jesse De Leon, Jr. and Jeanette De Leon, including 16 grandchildren and 10 great grand-children.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jesse V. De Leon

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May 14, 2018

Chief De leon and Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during your time of bereavement and the loss of your loved one. May Mr. DeLeon rest in peace and his family carry on his legacy as a great man who was loved by many...... Deputy C. Kedge and family.