Jesus Josef Padilla

July 1, 1951 - December 25, 2022
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Jesus (Jesse) Padilla 71, Entered god’s arms and eternal rest on Christmas Day, Comforted by his loving wife of 34 years.

Jesse was born in Frankfurt Germany and moved to Laredo at the age of 1. He graduated from Martin High School and went on to receive an associate degree from LCC in Restaurant Management.

Jesse was a great man, a great husband, and a devoted father and grandfather to his family. His well known charismatic and easy going personality allowed him the opportunity to acquire many friends throughout his lifetime.

Jesse was very active in the community during the 1980’s, Giving unselfishly of his time serving as president of the restaurant association, president of the little league optimist and a member of the Laredo Heart Association.

He started in the food services at Mercy Hospital in 1967, As a Dietary Aide and eventually worked his way up as a service supervisor. Through his involvement and diligence to the community and his work ethics, Jesse went on to become an entrepreneur and opened 3 franchisee Subway Stores. Later on he went on to sell his stores and embarked on a new business franchise, The UPS Store.

The family will be receiving guests on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church, located at 1704 Sandman St, Laredo, TX 78041. The Funeral Mass will begin at 9:30 am. Cremation will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Time: 9:30 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: July 1, 1951
Died: December 25, 2022

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Stephan Todd Hohler. posted on 9/14/23

Farewell my friend and thank you for the business.


Evelyn H. Zuniga posted on 1/4/23

My sincere condolences Teri for your loss. May the Lord console your heart in the knowledge that he is now in the presence of God.


Carlos and Teresa Cassiano posted on 1/3/23

Our deepest condolences to the Padilla family. We pray for the family and for the eternal rest of Mr. Padilla.


Veronica Cassiano Salas and Greg Salas posted on 1/3/23

We would like to express our most sincere condolences to the Padilla family and Cristina Cassiano and family. May Mr. Padilla Rest In Peace and may our heavenly Lord help and guide the families through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.


Ruben A Rodriguez posted on 1/2/23

Jesse is a childhood friend, together with my cousin Tito we were the neighborhood "Rascals" , 3 best friends. Now both my best friends have gone to a better life. Tere I'm so sorry that Jesse had to leave, please accept my most heart felt sympathy. If there is anything you need please feel free to call on me. My God help you to cope with this monumental loss. Many blessings for you and your loving family.


The Gatewood Family posted on 1/2/23

Dear Cassiano’s and Family, We cannot imagine the pain and heartache you’re feeling. We are praying for your peace and comfort. We love you very much, The Gatewoods.


Adriana Gutierrez posted on 12/31/22

My most sincere condolences to the family members. I remember Jesus way back when we worked at the Union National Bank whose owner was Mr. Ray M. Keck, Jr.. Jesus was an attentive, loyal and professional employee. I pray that Jesus rest in peace in God's hands for all eternity.


Michelle NIESTER posted on 12/29/22

Prayers of peace and comfort to Jesse’s family & friends. My heart goes out to you all. Cristina, We love you! Love , Kerry & Michelle Niester