Archive for January, 2016

Carlos Antonio Campos

Carlos Antonio Campos, 43, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of San Antonio, Texas, passed away January 27, 2016. He was born January 25, 1973 in Lapeer, Michigan to Rudolfo and Amelia Flores Campos.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rudolfo Campos, Sr.

He is survived by his son, Angelus Campos; his mother, Amelia Campos; his brother, Rudolfo Campos, Jr.; his sisters, Mere Campos and Alicia Campos; and his companion, Debra Ortiz.

Visitation will be from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, February 1, 2016 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6:30pm Monday, February 1, 2016 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Juan DeLeon officiating.  Cremation will follow.

Funeral services entrusted to Sawyer-George Funeral Home, Inc., 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. (361) 242-3205 Please visit our web site at

James “Jim” Wiley Tinnell

Tinnell, James

James “Jim” Wiley Tinnell, age 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born to Harvey James and Thelma Craine Tinnell in Minden, Louisiana on November 24, 1933.  After the family relocated to Texas, he graduated from Brownsville High School in Brownsville, Texas in 1952.  Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1956 from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1959 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Jim married Barbara Nell Perkins on August 25, 1956. Together they had two children, William and Kim.  He and Barbara enjoyed spending time with their two children fishing and camping.  Jim lived his life for the Lord and kept busy as a Mason and active member of Annaville Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher for over 45 years.  He worked as an operator for Suntide and Koch refineries for over 35 years.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harvey James Tinnell, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; his son, William James Tinnell (Suzelle), and daughter, Joyce Kim Kelly (Joe); five grandchildren, a great grandson; two brothers, Robert Wayne and Ronald Keith Tinnell; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Annaville Baptist Church on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with a burial service to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Annaville Baptist Church/Missions.

Glenda Collis-Lopez

Lopez, Glenda

Glenda Collis-Lopez was reunited with her parents on January 25, 2016 at the age of 61.  She was born on October 26, 1954 to Charles Everett Collis and Verna Mae Harper-Collis,  and was a lifelong resident of Annaville.

Glenda was married to her husband Trinidad R. Lopez Jr. for 41 beautiful years. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and was a friend and confidant to many.  Rest now, dear mother, wife and grandmother in the eternal love of thy savior.

Glenda is survived by her husband, Trinidad R. Lopez Jr.; her son,  Matthew Aaron Lopez and daughter-in-law Leticia Ramirez-Lopez of San Antonio, Texas;  grandchildren,  Elena and Marina Lopez;  siblings,  Nelda Collis-Malone of Goliad, Texas, Jack Collis of St. Louis, Missouri, James Collis of Beaumont, Texas.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 28 from 6-8 pm at Sawyer George Funeral Home at 12497 Leopard St.

Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, at 2120 FM 1889 in Robstown, Texas  on Friday, January 29 at 10am.

Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Joan “Jo-Ann” Bearden Worthington

Worthington, Joan

Joan “Jo-Ann” Bearden Worthington, 78, left this world to be united with Christ with family by her side on January 23, 2016. A celebration of her life will be held at on Thursday, January 28th, 2016.

Joan was born on September 1st, 1937 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Lola Mae and Jack Bearden.  She loved the Lord and attended Morgan Avenue Baptist Church as a youth.  Joan graduated from Roy Miller High School in 1955.

She proudly served her country and spoke fondly of her time spent in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). She was especially honored and proud to have served in Japan.

Joan loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and was quick to brag on them and show them off. She was known as “Grandma Boat” and “Grammy Jo” to her grandchildren and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. She was dearly loved by them.

Joan was a very kind and gentle soul; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving whatever she could to others. She made it a point to go out of her way to provide a ride or place to stay for strangers, family or friends that were in need.

She loved hunting and fishing and spent long hours in the woods, bay or pier enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Her love of fishing and the outdoors led her to purchase Jerry’s Marina and The Porch where she enjoyed the many friends she made that shared her same passion.  She was quick to put you on a good fishing spot and would take you on a guided fishing trip on her boat around the Laguna Madre.

She was also an excellent artist and loved to create and share special works with her family and friends. Some of our most treasured gifts from her came in the form of handmade pottery, paintings, leather crafts and more.

In addition to her artwork she loved music and played a variety of instruments. She loved to sing and perform for her children and grandchildren and passed down special songs that the family now sings to her great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father Earl Lawrence “Jack” Bearden and mother Lola Mae Bearden.

She is survived by her sister, Jackie Kennedy, and her four children, Billy Worthington, Earl Worthington, Crystal Lieseke, and Laura Worthington; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and her longtime companion Bojangles.

Visitation will be held at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, beginning at 11 am on Thursday, January 28, 2016 followed by services at 12:30 pm. Graveside services will follow at Seaside Memorial Cemetery at 2:30 pm.  Pastor Dean Bearden will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Joan’s name can be made to an organization benefiting disabled veterans, such as the Wounded Warrior project.

Wilburn Rhudalph “Rudy” Gooch

Rudy Gooch 1985Wilburn Rhudalph “Rudy” Gooch, age 81, of Robstown, Texas died January 22, 2016 after a long illness. Rudy was the son of  Tolbert Johnson and Eula Demaris (Wilson) Gooch. He was born in McNairy County, Tennessee on November 1, 1934.  He graduated from Selmer High School in 1953 and from Memphis State University in January 1958.  After graduation, Rudy was employed by Braniff  International Airlines for many years.  He was subsequently employed by Brinks Home Security in Dallas, Texas until his retirement in 1999.  Rudy was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Patsy Ann (Mooney) Whitford in May, 2014.

He is survived by his brother, Bennie and Delores Gooch of Opelika, Alabama, his niece, Donna Alexander, his great niece, Rachael White (Bill), great great nephew, Alex White; and brother, Stanford and Linda Gooch of Bellevue, Nebraska and niece, Aimee Temple (Jason).

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 26 , 2016 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home .

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel. with The Rev. Michelle Lott officiating.

Mr. Gooch will be interred next to his wife at Seaside Memorial Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Memorials may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church, 14521 Northwest Boulevard, Corpus Christi , Texas 78410.