A celebration of the life for Jesse Zuniga, 48, of Lubbock, will be held January 11, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Church with Chaplain Craig Combs officiating.
Please celebrate the life of Jesse by visiting Sanders Funeral Home. A recording of services will be available after the service as well as on online guest book.
He passed away January 3rd, 2021.
Jesse was born September 29, 1972, in Levelland, to Jesse and Olivia Zuniga.
He grew up in Levelland where he was an excellent student, cross country runner and outstanding artist.
Jesse joined the Army National Guard where he served his country for 22 years earning numerous medals and commendations.
This is where he met his life long battle buddies was during his time in the service.
While deployed after 9/11, Jesse met his wife, Janie, where they blended their families together.
Jesse retired as a SFC in 2016 and went on to earn his Bachelors of Science in business administration in 2018.
He then went on to work with the Army National Guard as an RSP General Clerk.
Jesse liked nothing more than cook out for his family and friends and he was a wonderful cook.
The grandkids were the apple of his eye and he loved them so much.
Jesse was above all else a family man who cherished his loved ones. He may not have said it often but you just knew he loved you with his actions.
Loved ones include his spouse, Janie Hernandez Zuniga; mother, Olivia Zuniga; sister Rita Zuniga; and brother, Dominic Zuniga; daughters: Darion Zuniga, Erika (Mario) Zapata, Christina (James) Ashcraft; sons, Manuel (Brittany) Garcia and Gabriel Torres; and two grandchildren, Michael and Chole Schwakhofer.
Jesse was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Zuniga.
A very special thank you to all of our Military Friends, family, the MCM Elegante Hotel and Suites and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for your support and kindness.
Thank you for reaching out to us, loving us and supporting us with your shoulders. You are each very special to us and we thank you for standing with us.