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Jesse Pompa

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Funeral services for Jesse Pompa, 86, of Cumby will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Cary Kinniard officiating and Bill Gauntt assisting.

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Sherley Cemetery with his grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the funeral home.

Mr. Pompa died May 29, 2013, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Jesse Pompa was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Commerce, the son of Damian and Julia Losa Pompa.

He married Leatrice Pickett on May 22, 1948, in Rockwall. She survives.

Mr. Pompa served in the Navy Seabees during World War II. He was stationed at various posts in the U. S., Okinawa and Japan. He received his post World War II high school diploma in Commerce in 2008.

Other survivors include a son, Danny Pompa and wife, Cheryl, of Commerce; three daughters, Leah Kanaman and husband, Collin, of Campbell, Lynn Petty and husband, David, of Cumby, and Julia Burkett and husband, Ron, of Rowlett; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sabina Martinez; and two brothers, Miguel and Carmen Pompa.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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