Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Obituaries

March 31, 2014

Jesse Lewis Coody

Jesse Lewis Coody of Richardson, Texas went to his heavenly home on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the age of 45.  He was born April 7, 1968 to Jim L. and Martha Jean (Bennett) Coody; into a long lineage of cattle ranchers in Alamagordo, New Mexico.  His parents moved the family to Murphy, Texas in 1977 where he went on to graduate from Plano East Senior High School in 1986.



During his years at East, he excelled in athletics.  He was a star running back on the football team and competed in bodybuilding and power lifting.  He was most proud of being a part of the first Panther football team to beat their arch rivals the Plano Wildcats.

 Following graduation Jesse went on to attend Texas Tech University where he continued to be involved in power lifting, ranking fifth in the nation.  His dedication to body building also earned him the title of Mr. Texas Tech in 1988.  Even after his competition days were over, Jesse continued to work out five days a week rarely missing a day at the gym.

 While training and working at the recreational center at Texas Tech, he met a co-worker, Lisa Hale, whom he fell in love and married on May 13, 1989 in Lubbock.  Lisa admits she was originally attracted to “all those muscles” but, what truly won her over was his tender heart.  Jesse often wrote Lisa poems and love letters to express his love for her which will be forever cherished.  Lisa describes Jesse as a presence, her best friend, and safe place.  They were married just shy of 25 years.

 After marrying, the couple moved to Jesse’s home town of Murphy where he finished his education.  He graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in 1991 with a Degree in Business.  He went on to work for GEICO Insurance where he spent the next 20-plus years.  As a dedicated manager, Jesse was known at GEICO for his team-building skills.  He often motivated his team with crazy antics and rewards.  After reaching one said goal, his team all took part in shaving his head.  Another reward forced him to dress as a woman for the day, pantyhose and all.  Beyond monetary rewards, Jesse strived to create lifelong memories.

Text Only
Obituaries
  • Death Notices for 8-1-14

    Dorothy Gregg, 53, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

    July 31, 2014

  • Peggy Holley Peggy Holley

    Peggy Holley, 79, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Garry Lee Sparks Sr. Death Notices for 7-31-14

    Garry Lee Sparks Sr., 66, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ima Jean Turns Kattner Ima Jean Turns Kattner

    Jean Kattner, 87, of Copperas Cove passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Copperas Cove.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronald Merle Jensen Ronald Merle Jensen

    Ronald Merle Jensen, 70, of Hewitt, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at a local hospital.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dora 'Velma' Whittenberg Dora 'Velma' Whittenberg

    Dora “Velma” Ward Whittenberg passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in Corsicana, Texas where she had made her home with her daughter.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Loree Shaver Loree Shaver

    Loree Shaver, 63, of Powell passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marian Elizabeth Turner Marian Elizabeth Turner

     Marian Elizabeth Turner, 72, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Twilight Home in Corsicana.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • W. D. 'Jack' Owens W. D. 'Jack' Owens

    W.D. (Jack) Owens went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mae Lynn Gannon Mae Lynn Gannon

    Mae Lynn Gannon, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with her daughter Lisa by her side.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo