Jesse Gay

January 24, 1957, February 10, 2018

Jesse Gay

Jesse Melton Gay, 61, of Kountze, died Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born January 24, 1957, in Beaumont, to Doris McCauley and Bud Gay. Jesse served in the United States Navy and he later retired from Pilgrim Construction.

Survivors include his mother, Doris McCauley Gay Burnett, of Kountze; son, Jeffrey Wayne Lewis and his wife, Alicia, of Beaumont; sister, Sherry Gay Dunegan and her husband, Bob, of Cleveland; brother, La’Don Burnett, of Kountze; half-sister, Dorthey Ann Gay, of Beaumont; aunt, Ann McCauley Holland and her husband, Richard, of Kountze; cousins, Shannon Holland Speights and her husband, David, and sons, Chance and Allan, of Leesville, Louisiana; the brothers, Dale McNeely, Mark McNeely, Bryan McNeely, and Butch McNeely, all of Kountze; nieces and nephew, Holly Gay Herrington and daughters; James Arthur Herrington III and children; Brett Tanner Herrington; and Cherich Hope Mortensen and sons; and most loving friends, Linda Baldwin, and son, Jon Baldwin, of Washington State, and Jake.

Jesse is preceded in death by his father, Bud Gay; his dad, Buck McNeely; and his brother, Charles Wayne Gay.

A gathering of Mr. Gay’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at McKinney Cemetery, Kountze.


Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze, TX
530 W Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze
530 W. Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze
530 W. Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
10:00 a.m.
McKinney Cemetery
Fm 420 Kountze, TX 77625

Comments (6)

  • Samuel B Knight, LCDR USN (Ret)

    03 July 2018 at 03:07 | #

    My Deepest Condolences to Jesse's Family. He and I served together onboard USS Ranger (CV-61). I used to joke with him about being from Texas as I am also from Texas. He always had a smile and was a great asset to the Carrier Intelligence Team. May he Rest in Peace.


  • Chuck Morris

    29 June 2018 at 06:02 | #

    Jesse was more than a friend, we were shipmates on the USS Ranger. - he had a knack of making everyone break into a smile. We kept in touch over the years. He made me a coffee cup when he lived in Washington state; I still have that cup today. The memories of our friendship will live on for the rest of my life. JESSE - YOU ARE MISSED!!! Chief Mo


  • NL

    29 June 2018 at 00:37 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Lilnda Baldwin

    14 February 2018 at 17:10 | #

    Be at peace and know you are loved. Linda


  • Archie and Gail McNeely

    13 February 2018 at 03:10 | #

    May you Rest In Peace Mr Gay! Prayers for all your brothers , mother and family


  • Karen (McNeely) Ballard-Kirkpatrick

    13 February 2018 at 00:53 | #

    You were a wonderful person and I loved you being my brother. Rest in peace, Sweetheart, until we meet again. I love you!


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