Jess was born in 1953. He was the only one that actually ever shown a little attention to Daryl, he even bought Daryl a crossbow for his birthday but he throws away the attention as he is still trying to earn his father's respect. He is Will Dixon's half-brother, meaning he is Daryl's and Merle's half-uncle. It is revealed that Jess was a handyman before the apocalypse, and is depicted as having a tough personality. He performed a variety of odd jobs and services, some illicit, for his older half-brother Will Dixon. Tough and loyal to his family, Jess is a good fighter and a seasoned hunter. He was also a war veteran and has up to 4 to 5 years of heavy aircraft weaponry experience. After retiring from the war he got a job as a handyman in a local town. He also likes to still pursue his hobby of hunting and takes Daryl and Merle out hunting with him.
Searching For Merle
After the death of Daryl's father, Will Dixon, Jess remains with Daryl. Jess is seen with Daryl Dixon in his boarded-up cabin in the woods. Jess complains that walkers are surrounding the house and informs Daryl they had to leave. Jess sends Daryl for three cans of gas. Daryl returns to Jess honking the horn, as he enters Jess' pick-up truck and they drive off. Later, while he and Daryl are searching for a new vehicle, he reanimates. Daryl later discovers him as a walker near the vehicle they are taking. At first, he mistakenly believes that he is alive, but soon discovers the contrary, killing him.
- Killed By
While coming to the aid of Will Dixon, he was bitten on the arm by a walker. Later, while he and Daryl are searching for a new vehicle, he reanimates. Daryl later discovers him as a walker near the vehicle they are taking. At first, Daryl mistakenly believes that he is alive, but soon discovers the contrary, killing him.
This list shows the victims Jess has killed:
- Can't be dismissed
- When Jess shoots Will Dixon, he says, "Sorry, brother." This is what Daryl says when he shoots Dale Horvath out of mercy in "Judge, Jury, Executioner".
|Survival Instinct Characters|
|Dixon Family||Daryl • Merle • Will|
|Cabot Ridge Survivors||Jess • Buck|
|Sedalia Survivors||Kessler • Warren • Jimmy • Lester|
|Pemberton Sheriff's Department||John • Albert|
|Fontana Survivors||Anna • Mia • Noah|
|Oakview Survivors||Kennedy • Mike|
|Taggart Survivors||Charlene • Satchmo|
|Archer Creek Survivors||Chris • Sheila|
|Cleburne Hospital Survivors||Dowdle • Todd|
|Sherwood Survivors||Aiden • Jane • Terry • Mrs. Harrison|
|Miscellaneous Survivors||Sarah • Ahmad • Holly • Shelley • Gloria • Ash|
|Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive or are left with unknown status.|