Archive for May, 2014

Joe W. Fears, Sr.

Joe Wallace Fears, Sr. went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 after an eleven-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Joe passed peacefully surrounded by his family, friends and caregivers.

Joe was born on November 15, 1928 to Oren and Veda Fears at Beckville, Texas and lived in Corpus Christi more than 50 years.

He married the love of his life Juanita C. Fears on June 9, 1951. On June 9, 2014 they would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.

Joe retired from ARCO Oil and Gas Company after 35 years of service as a Technical Engineering Specialist.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and James L. Hayes and his nephew O. J. Abshire, Jr.

Joe is survived by his wife Juanita “Nita”; two sons, Joe W. Fears, Jr. “Wally”, Richard W. Fears “Ricky” (Danna); one grandson, Robert Cox (Tiffany); three granddaughters, Sabrina Fears Giles (David), Chrissy Fears (Joey), Cassie Race (Kirk); one great granddaughter, Kenadei Giles; three nieces, Veda Abshire, Karen Green (George), and Arliegh Hays.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association ALZ.ORG, or to the charity of your choice.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Robstown Memorial Park with Bro. Robert Simmons officiating.

David “DJ” De La Cruz, Jr.

Cruz, David

David “DJ” De La Cruz, Jr., age 22, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away May 24, 2014 in Webb County, Texas due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

He was born February 11, 1992 in Laredo, Texas to David and Patricia De La Cruz.

David was a 2010 graduate of Tuloso-Midway High School and was employed by Smith Casing Company.

DJ, a gentle giant who loved his sisters, mom, dad, and was overly loved by them. Everyone who knew him would have the same saying “To know him was to love him”, one of the most gentle souls with a heart of gold always ready to give a helping hand with a smile. Our Super Hero will always be in heaven ready for our call with a click of a button to turn on the Batman beacon to answer our call. DJ we will miss you for ever and ever till the day we see each other again! We love you DJ.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandfather.

He is survived by his parents, David, Sr. and Patricia De La Cruz; three sisters, Erica C. (Julian Garcia) De La Cruz, Angelica P. De La Cruz, Emily D. De La Cruz; maternal grandmother, Consuelo Hernandez; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, May 29, 2014 with a Prayer Service conducted at 7:00 P.M. at the Sawyer-George Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in the Seaside Memorial Park.

Patricia Ann Tadlock


Tadlock, Patricia

Patricia Ann Tadlock passed away on May 24, 2014, at the age of 71.

She was born in Hildalgo County, Texas on March 19, 1943 to Cecil & Vallie Burnell. She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by the love of her life, husband of 53 years, Chuck Tadlock of Corpus Christi, Texas; their three children, Glenn (Linda) Tadlock of Three Rivers, Texas, Kellie (Bruce) Barber of Corpus Christi, Texas, John (Joell) Tadlock of Stephenville, Texas; grandchildren, Kerianne, Mandie, Austin, Samantha, Taylor, Sarah, Chance; Siblings, Mary Lou Wolf, Sarah Stallings, Linda Kelley, Eva Ablen, Cecil Burnell; and her little devoted companion Roxy.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister, and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation with the family present will be Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:00 am at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Private burial to follow

Clara Lee Herman Kuntz

Kuntz, Clara

Clara Lee Herman Kuntz, age 90, died peacefully on May 23, 2014 in hospice after a battle with cancer. Lee, as she liked to be called, was born August 27, 1923, to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis W. Herman. She was a long time resident of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Lee was a registered nurse and received her nurses’ training at Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas. After becoming a R.N., she joined the U. S. Army during World War II and was primarily stationed at William Beaumont General Hospital at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, where she treated returning soldiers and airmen. While a nurse at William Beaumont General Hospital, she met her husband, Robert S. Kuntz, a soldier returning from the Pacific. Lee and Robert were married in El Paso on June 13, 1945. Upon leaving the Army, the newly-weds made their residence in Northern Minnesota where they lived until 1978. Lee, after raising four children, went back to nursing and became the Director of Nursing at Leisure Hills Nursing Home, Hibbing, Minnesota, for thirteen years. In 1978, Lee and Robert moved to Corpus Christi, Texas from their home in Nashwauk, Minnesota, upon their retirement. Throughout her life, Lee’s main focus was always on her family – always loving them and always taking care of them. She also loved her friends throughout her life and cared about them, too. Lee also enjoyed baseball, and often her little dogs, first Sammie and then Maggie, and also her little cat, Molly, would watch baseball games on television with her!

Lee is preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Kuntz and her son, Robert Marc Kuntz.

Lee is survived by her children, her daughter, Barbara Kuntz Mayhew (Jonathan C.); her daughter-in-law, Linda Kuntz; her daughter, Deborah Kuntz Wilson (Christopher); her son, Michael O. Kuntz (Sandy). In addition, she is survived by her twelve grandchildren, Jennifer Mayhew (George), David Mayhew (Melissa), Kathryn Mayhew, Jonathan S. Mayhew, Jon Wilson (Karyn), Meagan Wilson, Edmund Wilson (Heidi), Lauren Wilson, Melanie Penn Powers (Chris), Allison Penn Zegadlo (Dan), Erinn Kuntz and Jacob Kuntz; great grandchildren include, Evalee and Kaylee Mayhew, Ava Kuntz, Riley Powers, Austin and Graham Wilson.

Visitation will be from 1 P.M. until 2 P.M. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Rosa Ortiz officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Metro Ministries, 1906 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.

Lawrence Sherman Robinson

Robinson, Lawrence

Lawrence Sherman Robinson went to be with the Lord May 22, 2014. He had celebrated his 91st birthday with family and friends on Easter Sunday. Lawrence was born April 20, 1923, in Comanche, Oklahoma, to Lawrence Baldwin and Georgia (Shelby) Robinson. He served his country in the Army Air Force in the Pacific during World War II as a certified glider and automotive mechanic, attaining the rank of Corporal. After the war Lawrence married Lucille Potts. They were married 27 years and raised their family of three children in Corpus Christi, TX, where Lawrence operated Larry Robinson Oilfield Services. They were members of the Arlington Heights church of Christ. In 1974, the marriage ended in divorce, and Larry married Irene Roberts who also had three children. Larry and Irene were married 39 years operating an oilfield service business in Eagle Pass, TX, where Larry was a member of the bilingual Iglesia de Christo. He trained for and received his pilot’s license and flew his own airplane. Four yrs. ago, they retired to Portland and Corpus Christi. Larry and Irene traveled extensively across the U. S. and to several cruise destinations. His friendship and Christian influence will be greatly missed.

Lawrence is survived by his loving wife, Irene, and six children: Sheila (Wes) Yeager, Lloyd (Suzette) Robinson, Jan Nichols, Laura (Andrew) Tischler, Harral Roberts, Shari (Colin) Brack, fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:30 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Hogan of the North Bay Church of Christ officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online to The Children’s Home of Lubbock.

Pallbearers will be Colin Brack, John L. Nichols, John S. Nichols, Adam Roberts, Travis Roberts and Andrew Tischler.