Archive for November, 2015

Douglas Lawrence Blumberg



Douglas Lawrence Blumberg, 70, of Corpus Christi, TX passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, November 28, 1944 attended school at Corpus Christi College Academy and graduated from Roy Miller High School.

Doug is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Odessa Mickan Blumberg and is survived by his two children, daughter Natalie Landry and Husband Matt; son, Greg Blumberg and wife Liz; sister, Carolyn Strauss; fiancée, Carolyn Armentrout; grandsons, Hayden and Chase Blumberg; granddaughter, Hannah Landry as well as many other loving members of his extended family. Doug was a loving Father, Grandfather and friend to all.

Doug was a veteran of the United States Army, serving three years with the 35th Engineer Batallion (Combat) from 1966 to 1969 with one tour of duty in Vietnam. During his service with the Army he was awarded several decorations of honor including a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze service Stars, Campaign Medal with V Device, Conduct Medal, and Sharpshooter Medal.

He worked for Central Power and Light for 38 years retiring in 2001. He was a founding member of VFW post 3837 in Calallen where he was a former commander and Manager of the Cantina for many years.

Doug loved Country music, the Dallas Cowboys and traveling. He never heard a good song he wouldn’t get up and dance to, and had a passion for helping others in times of need and would not hesitate to help friends and families put together charity events. Over the years he helped raised thousands of dollars for various organizations and individuals all throughout the community he called home for so long.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 5-7PM, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 P.M. at the Sawyer George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass for Doug will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday November 13, 2015 at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church, Corpus Christi, TX. Doug will be laid to rest at12:00 noon in the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, TX. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Merkel Cell Carcinoma Research, .

W. C. “Dub” O’Neal

O'Neal, W.C.

W. C. “Dub”  O’Neal, 82, of Corpus Christi , Texas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

He was born on January 27, 1933 in Wilson, Oklahoma to John and Leta O’Neal.  He was the youngest of five brothers who grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He was a star football player for Miller High School and one year for Texas Christian University before going into the U. S. Navy.

He married his wife of 55 years, Billie Riddle O’Neal.  He was a hard working welder and business man his entire life.  He started and ran O’Neal’s Welding and Fabrication Inc. up until his retirement.  The only thing that gave him more enjoyment than deer hunting on his ranch in South Texas were his sons and his grandchildren.  He was able to live his finally days at the family ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

He  was preceded in death by his parents, John Troy and Leta May O’Neal, his wife of 55 years, Billie Fay O’Neal, son, Larry D. O’Neal and two brothers, Ted and Bud O’Neal.

He was survived by his sons, Barry Lane O’Neal and wife Beatrice, Carry Wayne O’Neal and partner David Lang; three grandchildren, W. C. O’Neal II and wife Sarah of Johnson City, Texas, Trinity J. O’Neal of Austin, Texas and Brittany O’Neal of Austin, Texas.

A special thanks to all the people at Corpus Christi Nursing & Rehab, especially the girls working in Rehab, for all their hard work.

Visitation with the family present will be from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Randy Mathisen officiating.

Interment will follow in Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mary Lou Hutchens Jackson

Jackson, Mary Lou

Mary Lou Hutchens Jackson, 77, passed away on October 30, 2015. She was born to David and Martha Hutchens on May 1, 1938 in Mathis, Texas. She was married to Tom Jackson on May 9, 1958. They moved to Corpus in 1966.

She worked for Tuloso-Midway ISD in various capacities for 25 years. For the majority of that time she was the principal secretary at the High School, Alternative Ed and the Intermediate School.

She gave her heart to Jesus at a very young age and was always a devoted member of her church. For more than 22 years Lou and Tom have been members of First Baptist of Corpus Christi. Lou loved to sing in the choir and helped at the Rec Center and with the Shoe Box ministry.

She considered that caring for her family was her most important job. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother. She loved having all of her family gather for holidays or anything that would bring them together.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her infant daughter, Martha Gayle, and an infant granddaughter, Kimberlyn Cheree Jackson.

She is survived by her husband, Tom, her three sons, Tom, Jr. and his wife, Rachel; Robby; Joel and his wife, Cheree; grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah, Joree, Louis, Erica Hall and husband, Brandon; and Parker, wife, Marlee and great granddaughter, Lindlee Jackson; sister, Rebecca Dixon, and her husband Don; brother, David Hutchens, Jr. and his wife, Alison. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be on Monday, November 2, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi, 3115 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78404.

Graveside services will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the Cenizo Hill Cemetery in Mathis, Texas.