Archive for July, 2017

Carol Powick Cain

Carol, Cain

After a four-year struggle with cancer, Carol Powick Cain transitioned to her heavenly home on July 16, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas, at the age of 66.

Mrs. Cain was born to Jean McIntosh Powick and George Robert Powick on December 3, 1950, in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England. She was born at home in the same room as her older brother and arrived before the midwife. Her mother said she was in a hurry ever since.

Her family immigrated to the United States in September of 1957, living in South Carolina and Georgia until 1969. Her struggles adjusting to life in her new country as a child guided her to a career in education. Aware that children may be dealing with all types of personal challenges outside of the classroom, she became a teacher who always strived to be an advocate for every student she had the honor of teaching.

Mrs. Cain attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City as a ballet major. Although a fall from a drop stage ended her hopes for a career in dancing, she maintained a passion for dance all her life while living and working in Des Moines, Iowa, Manhattan, New York, and then Birmingham, Alabama. After working in advertising, she completed a degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduating with honors.

In 1976, she became a Christian and began a life journey of faith that carried her through both difficult and happy times.

On January 28, 1983, she married John L. Cain, Sr. Living in Birmingham and then Cullman, Alabama, they shared a life of faithful growth, commitment, and enjoyed the blessings of many good and faithful people. They retired in Corpus Christi, Texas, to be near their daughter, Abigail Jean Hudgins.

Mrs. Cain is survived by her husband of 34 years, John L. Cain, Sr.; five children and stepchildren: Gina Dale Ray, John L. Cain, Jr. (Kecia), Richard James Cain, Andrew Douglas Hurd (Robyn), and Abigail Jean Hudgins (David); her grandchildren: Oliver Ray (Kristy), Virginia Ray, Isabelle Cain, Adeline Cain, Daniel Cain, Horus Dee Hudgins, Rory Duncan Hurd, and Emily Mae Hurd; and one great grandchild, Calvin Ray; her brother, Wilson Roy Powick (Janice); brother-in-law, James Francis Cain (Mary Ann), and sister-in-law, Penny Cain. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Robert Lyle Cain and son-in-law, George Ray.

Mrs. Cain leaves many relatives on both the Powick and McIntosh sides living in many places across the world, as well as many treasured friends.

There will be a short graveside service at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Please refrain from sending flowers or going to great expense to attend the funeral. Use your money to support a favorite charity or just take loved ones out for a meal, and remember her with fond memories. “I go to a calm place of peace and beauty.”

Kellas Dale Myers

Myers, Kellas Dale

Kellas Dale Myers, 86, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born March 8, 1931 in Driscoll, Texas to Steven and Carra Nell Wooten Myers.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a driver for Acme Truck.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth Webb and Bobbie Jean James and a brother, Joseph Myers.

He is survived by his wife, Janet M. Myers; a son, K. Dale Myers, Jr.; two daughters, Misty Dennard and Gayla French; two grandsons, Chance Phillips and Michael Jason Dennard; a granddaughter, Michelle Phillips; a great granddaughter, McKenna Merklin;  step-sons, Scott (Suzie) Barrow and Bryan Barrow; a step-daughter, Lee-Anne (Mark) Pearl; a brother, Marvin “Pat” (Ruth Ann) Myers; a half-brother, James Cade; step- grandsons, Shelby and Sawyer Barrow and Hunter Pearl; step-granddaughters, Emily and Madeline Pearl; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family present will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services with full military honors will be conducted at 2 P.M. Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Robert T. “Bob” Lacy, Sr.

Lacy, Robert

Robert T. “Bob” Lacy, Sr., passed away Thursday, July13, 2017 at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born September 16, 1926 in Sulphur,  Louisiana to I. L. Lacy and Virginia Austin Lacy.  He graduated from Sulphur High School in 1943.  He volunteered and went into the U. S. Army Air Corp in 1945 serving in the Occupation Forces in Japan.  Upon his return, he attended Louisiana State University.  He was employed by Sulphur Motor Company Ford dealership in September of 1948 as a parts clerk.  He continued there until he was General Manager.  He moved to Orange, Texas in 1961 and was employed by Wickersham Ford as General Manager.  He moved to Robstown, Texas in 1971 buying in with D. C. Rachel Ford.  In 1979, he purchased the controlling interest and changed the name to Bob Lacy Ford, Inc..  In March, 2000, he relocated his Ford Dealership to Corpus Christi, Texas, in the Calallen – 5 Points Area, which was later sold and is now known as Access Ford.   He had a total of 53 years associated with Ford Motor Company.

Over the years he served on numerous boards and was very involved in the community.

He had a full life, of love, family and so very many friends and wonderful traveling experiences.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Judy Sue; his children, Steve Lacy and wife Gayle of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Bob Lacy, Jr. and wife Janet of Portland, Texas Virginia Lacy and husband Duane Brown, of Brazoria, Texas; grandchildren, Kevin (Jessica) and Kerry (Blake) of  Lake Charles, Louisiana, Bob Lacy III of Portland, Texas and Jaclyn Hutchins ( Danny) of  San Antonio, Texas; great grandchildren, Angelle, Leighton, Michael Blake and Remy.  In addition, he loved spending  time with Judy’s extended family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday, July 17, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Mickey Jennings officiating.

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at a later date at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in his memory.

Bob invites all his family, friends and previous customers to come visit him in his new location, UPSTAIRS!

Glynn W. Barber

Barber, Glynn

Glynn W. Barber, 95 of Robstown, Texas passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at his home. He was born October 27, 1921 in Stockdale, Texas to Jarrett Arles Barber and Letha Teague Barber.  Mr. Barber was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of  WWII, and was the former owner of Barber Olds, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Inc. in Robstown, Texas.  He was a member of River Hills Baptist Church, the Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge and was a life member of the American Paint Quarter Horse Association.  He raised paint horses for 45 years and was an avid hunter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Carmen Lee Barber.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Connie Barber; his son, Glynn W. “Chuck” Barber and his wife Judy; two grandchildren, Jarrett Lee Barber and Jennie Lynn Barber; his step-children, Frank (Carol) Whiteaker, Ruby (Jerry) Maikoetter, Steve (Sherry) Whiteaker and Lisa (Ben) Adickes; his step-grandchildren, Tiffany Taylor, Kyle Ross,Vanessa Maikoetter, Jerry (Ann) Maikoetter, Jr., Steve (Carolyn) Whiteaker, Jr., Stephanie Whiteaker, Shelby Whiteaker, Shanna Whiteaker, Ashley Adickes and Amber Adickes; four step-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until 9 P.M. with the family present from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Friday, July 14, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at River Hills Baptist Church with Pastor Jody Simmons officiating.

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted at 10 A.M. Monday, July 17, 2017 at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Glynn W. “Chuck” Barber, Jarrett Lee Barber, Joe Havelka, Jerry Maikoetter, Jr., Ramiro Rodriguez, Zeke Rodriguez and Steve Whiteaker, Jr.

Naomi Bradley

Bradley, Naomi

Naomi Bradley, 94, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017. She was a longtime member of Tuloso-Midway Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bradley and her son, Gary Bradley.

She is survived by her sons, Terry Bradley and Michael Bradley and his wife Karla; a daughter-in-law, Kathi Bradley; grandchildren, Matthew, Torri, Shelby, Amanda and Alexander all of Houston, Texas.

Visitation with the family present will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Friday, July 7, 2017 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Tuloso-Midway Baptist Church with Pastor John McAllister officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 P.M. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Those who wish may make contributions to Tuloso-Midway Baptist Church.