Knight of the Month – October 2017


Jesse Radillo

If you saw Jesse flipping burgers during the parish’s fall festival, you probably didn’t recognize him as a man playing with pain. Three broken ribs, to be exact. That happened when he was helping a contractor work on a porch at his Duncanville home and he slipped off a ladder. “It hurts when I sneeze,” Jesse reported. The injury has slowed Jesse but hardly stopped him. He joined our council in October 2013 and, in doing so, became a second-generation Knight. His father, Eduardo, was a KC member in the 1950s. Jesse’s family moved from Mexico to El Paso when he was about 2 years old. He graduated from El Paso’s Bel Air High. That’s where he met his wife of 30 years, Teri. Jesse works for Texas Trust Credit Union as a combination facilities coordinator and courier. Teri is a hairdresser. They have one adopted daughter, Mia, who attended UT-Arlington.