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Female 1948 -  (74 years)


Obituary of Jesse Hubert O'NEAL
25 September 1917 - 04 November 2005
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal [Newspaper]
Lubbock, Lubbock County, TEXAS
Monday, 07 November 2005

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Jesse O'Neal
Published: Monday, November 07, 2005

Funeral services for Jesse O'Neal, 88, of Lubbock [Lubbock Co, TEXAS], formerly of Seminole [Gaines Co, TEXAS], will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2005 at Community Chapel with Rev. Jackie White officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Cemetery under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. O'Neal passed away on Nov. 4, 2005 in Lubbock following an illness.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1917 in Novice [Coleman Co], TX. He married Clella Barnett on Sept. 16, 1946 in Denver City [Gaines Co], TX. She passed away in 1989. He married Katie Koontz on Nov. 12, 1997 in Brownfield [Terry Co, TEXAS]. He was a Baptist. He said he was born lucky and never stopped laughing. He was one of the first residents of Denver City, TX and resided in Seminole from 1950 to 1993, before moving to Lubbock. He was a decorated veteran of World War II. He was a member of the 2nd armored division, 41st armored infantry known as General Pattons "Hell on Wheels". He was awarded five Bronze Stars and a Bronze Arrow/Head. He retired from Shell Oil Company after 34 years as a lease operator and continued as a contract lease operator for an additional 22 years.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clella and two sons, Darrell Ballard and Donnie Ballard.

Survivors include his wife, Katie Koontz O'Neal of Lubbock; two daughters, Danna Dee Pentzer of Coppell and Lana Lea Seager of Dallas; one stepdaughter, Jo Harvey Allen of Santa Fe, N.M.; one brother, Boyd Allen O'Neal of McKinny; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Linked toBALLARD Derrell Lynn; BALLARD Donald Ray "Donnie"; BARNETT BALLARD Clella Maye; LOUDER (KOONTZ) O'NEAL Katie; O'NEAL Boyd Allen; O'NEAL Jesse Hubert; O'NEAL PENTZER Danna Dee; O'NEAL SEAGER Lana Lea

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