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Jesse "Popo" Hernandez Tavares, Sr.

December 12, 1935 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 84)


Jesse Hernandez Tavares, Sr. “Popo” of Texas City, Texas passed away Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 at the age of 84.

Jesse was born December 12, 1935 in Galveston, Texas to Julia and Cayetano Tavares. After a brief 2-year stint in the US Army, Jesse and his beloved wife Mary Martinez of Hitchcock, Texas moved and settled in Texas City, Texas.  They were married for 51 years.  Jesse was a pipe fitter at various local refineries. Jesse loved to fish and was a collector of antiques “dumpster diving”.

Jesse is survived by his daughter, Sonia Kovacevich and son-in-law, Weldon of Hitchcock, Texas and son Jesse Tavares, Jr. and daughter-in-law Lynn of Alvin, Texas; grandchildren Jovita Weimann and husband Robert, Jesse M. Tavares, Marlin Kovacevich, Coral Kovacevich; great grandchildren Kyra, Ashlin, and Lexi Weimann; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jesse was preceded in death by his wife Mary, parents, and siblings Santos, Luz, John, Margaret, Lorenzo, Pauline, Jose, and George.

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