Archive for June, 2018

Travis M. Campbell

Campbell, Travis

Travis M. Campbell passed away at his home on June 15, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 30, 1940 to Dorothy Barrett and Travis Wiley Glover.  At the age of 10, Travis was adopted by Coyle A. Campbell who had married Dorothy.

Travis was raised in the Baptist Church and was faithful to his religious upbringing. During his school years he was active in sports, excelling in football and baseball.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing and raising cattle.

On July 10, 1958, Travis began basic training in the U.S. Army at Ft. Leonardwood, MO.  He attended jump school at Ft. Bragg, NC., earning his parachutist badge and was assigned to the “All American” 82nd Airborne squadron.  Travis was stationed for 13 months duty in Okinawa, Japan.  He was discharged on July 20, 1961 to reserve status.  On December 2, 1961, Travis was redrafted due to the Cuban crisis, was stationed in Ft. Polk, LA., and was discharged on August 7, 1962 .  Service to his country was always a source of pride.

For over 57 years of his life, Travis worked in various jobs in the area, from oilfield to refineries, including Coastal States Refinery and Reynolds Metals Company. Lastly, he worked 7 years for the State of Texas, TDCJ division.

Travis is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sandra, his children, Travis Jr., Suzanne Banfield (Brett), Brian, Jason (Tiffany), 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19,2018 from 6-8pm. at Sawyer George Funeral Home and chapel services, June 20, 2018 at 12:30pm at Sawyer George Funeral Home with Brother Robert Simmons officiating.  Military Honors 2:00pm at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wreaths Across America (https://wreaths.fastport.com), or a charity of your choice.

Jimmie V Simpson

Simpson, JV

Jimmie V Simpson, 81, passed away June 7, 2018 in Corpus Christi, TX. Jimmie was a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Falfurrias, TX for 20 years before retiring and moving to Corpus. He truly loved fishing, hunting, ranching, and racing quarter horses. Jimmie also was an avid Cowboys and Astros fan!

He was preceded in death by his parents L.B. (Bake) and Lois E. Simpson, and by his brother, Jerry L. Simpson.

Jimmie is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Olga Ruth, his daughter, Jennifer Lauren, as well as his children from a previous marriage, sons, Jimmie Bake (Karen), John Lee, Grady Lindsay, daughter, Pamela June; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A private family memorial service will be held.

Maria Flores Gonzalez

Gonzalez, Maria

Maria Flores Gonzalez, 92, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. She was born March 22, 1926 in Millet, Texas to Raymond and Lucia Renteria Flores.  During WWII she contributed to the war effort working as sheet metalist.  For 17 years she owned and operated Mary Gonzalez’s Nursing Home giving love and care to the elderly.

She was preceded in death by parents; her husband, Pedro Gonzalez; her sons, Domingo, Jr. and Mario Ochoa.

She is survived by her brother, Raymond Flores; her sisters, Elsa Flores, Elida Flores Rosa and Ofelia Kushmer; her sons, Delphino Ochoa (Silvia) and Hector F. Gonzalez (Carmen) of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughters, Mary Aguirre of Robstown, Texas, Estella Barrientos of Chicago, Illinois, Aurelia Rodriguez (Rod) of Indiana and Blanca Salinas of Corpus Christi, Texas; 17 grandchildren including Sebastian D. Gonzalez; and 24 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday, June 11, 2018 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Flores officiating. Burial will follow in Robstown Memorial Park.

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 www.sawyergeorgefuneralhome.com.

Thomas(Tommy)Morgan

Morgan, Thomas

Thomas(Tommy)Morgan joined Jesus in His Heavenly Kingdom on May 31, 2018. He was born May 16, 1969 to Don and Joann Morgan.Tommy is survived by his parents, Don and Dorris Morgan, Joann Morgan. His parents by marriage, Albert and Delia Diaz. Tommy is also survived by the Love of his life, Marcia; daughters, Brittany (Andrew) Pinder, Emily Morgan; sons, Jordan and Anthony Morgan; his pride and joy his grandchildren,  Remington, Landon and Ashlynn Pinder. Tommy is survived by sisters, Cindy (Allen) Vecera, Ursula Dollard (Ted); brothers, Donnie (Sheri) Morgan, Randy (Laura) Morgan, Larry (Tracy) Morgan, Kyle Wagner.  His sisters by marriage, Pam (Diaz) Fedro, Chrissy (Diaz) Rist and Priscilla (Diaz) Schneider, and numerous nephews and nieces which he adored.  He is also survived by many, many friends near and far.  Tommy was such a loving and committed husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was the most loving, caring, selfless man, he will be missed.  Tommy always put others first even in his last days.  Though we will miss his earthly body we know he will rest in Jesus’ loving arms and will be there to greet us when we complete our earthly journey. Tommy was a very active member of his community. He was a War Cat Baseball Board Member, a Charter Representative for the Boy Scouts and American Heritage Girls.  He was also a member of The Knights of Columbus.Visitation will be at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, on Sunday, June 3, 2018 From 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a rosary recited at 7:00pm.Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 16602 FM 624, Robstown, Texas 78380.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arlington Heights Christian school Corpus Christi Texas.