Jesse M. Hauptrief, Sr.

Date of Birth: June 13, 1921  |   Date of Death: December 1, 2012   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 5, 2012. 

Saturday morning Jesse W. Hauptrief, our beloved Husband, Father, and
Grandfather, left us to go be with the Lord; however, we take comfort in
knowing that we will see him again, fully restored.

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Dorothy and his children, 4
sons and 1 daughter, son Jesse Jr. and wife Elaine from Melissa, daughter
Kay Guenther and husband Wayne from San Antonio, son Lawrence (Larry) and
wife Patsy from Johnson City, son Kerry and wife Shirley from New Braunfels,
and son Terry and wife DeAnn from Mountain City. He was also greatly loved
and is remembered by his 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1
great-great-grandchild. Jesse owned and operated the Kyle Motor Company for
40 years. He enjoyed serving his community and hometown of Kyle as mayor of
Kyle for 8 years, past president and member of the Lions Club, Master Mason
and longtime member of Masonic Live Oak Lodge in Kyle, deacon in the Baptist
Church, and a member of Good Sam’s Travel Club and past president of
Longhorn and CenTex Good Sam’s Club. Pallbearers include Lawrence (Larry)
Hauptrief, Wayne Guenther, Kerry Hauptrief, Tim Hauptrief, Daron Hauptrief,
and Heath Kyzar. Honorary pallbearers are Jesse Hauptrief, Jr. and Terry

Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Dennis Spire, of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Graveside service will follow at the Kyle Cemetery and will be performed by the Masonic Lodge of Kyle.

In lieu of flowers, you can make a memorial donation to Calvary Baptist Church, 1906 N. IH-35, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at


5 Condolences

  • Frances Heimann

    December 4th, 2012 on 5:08 am

    Our sympathy to your family on the loss of your Dad.

    Frances & Louis

  • Jeanette Beckmann

    December 4th, 2012 on 3:51 pm

    Comfort, a calmness of spirit and a presence of hope to you and your family at the passing of your loved one.

    Melvin and Jeanette

  • Charles W Kramer

    December 4th, 2012 on 7:03 pm

    My family extends our sympathy and our thoughts and prayers will be with your family during this difficult time. Had a great visit with Jesse at Leonard Kramer’s 90th birthday celebration. God Bless You.

    Margaret Ann & Charles Kramer
    4012 NE 138th Terrace
    Edmond, Ok 73013

  • Judy Hicks

    December 5th, 2012 on 1:41 am

    Dear Dorothy and Family:

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. I am so glad you were able to be together at Kirkwood. May wonderful memories support each of you and keep Jesse forever in your hearts.
    Judy (New Braunfels TX)

  • Peggy Grantham

    December 14th, 2012 on 12:54 am

    I was so sorry to here of your dad’s passing, but love that you know you will see him again. I am sorry we had already left and could not tell you this in person. God bless and comfort you.

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