Archive for March, 2019

Wendell Ray Baggett

Baggett, Wendell

Wendell Ray Baggett, 70, lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2019.  He was born December 16, 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of Malcolm and Bernice Baggett. He was a graduate of Carroll High School, Corpus Christi and served in the Army Reserve for six years.  Wendell was an automobile salesman and owner of used car dealerships for the majority of his career and retired as an industrial sales representative for Kimball-Midwest. He was a devoted father and grandfather. Wendell loved classic country music and enjoyed playing guitar and singing.

Wendell was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Terry Baggett; and sister, Trisha Edwards.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diann Baggett; his sister, Laveda Baggett; and three sons, Aron Baggett (Ashley), Ryan Baggett (Quinlynn) and Kelly Baggett (Celeste). He is also survived by his adored grandchildren; Macey, Lilly, Jade, Greyson, Charlotte; two brothers- in-law, Bill Kirkmeyer and Bill Edwards (daughter, Cassie Edwards); as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and their children.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday April 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at Sawyer- George Funeral home in Corpus Christi, Texas. The services will be officiated by Bob Tucker.

Donald Dietz

Donald Dietz passed on to Heaven on March 20, 2019 with his family by his side.

Donald was the only child of Paul Dietz and Esther Schumacher Dietz.  He was born on his family dairy farm on February 22, 1928 in Mercedes, Texas.

After 30 years of service in operations with Koch Refinery, Donald retired.  He was proud in the summer of 2018, to have been retired for 30 years.

Donald was presided in death by his parents and his first wife Charlene Maloy Dietz.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Blacklock Dietz;  extended family, Gene Blacklock, Van and Dianne Blacklock, Becky and Allen Menn, Brenda and Robert Simmons and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Donald is also survived by his daughter, Georgia Gayle Dietz Wilkins (Ronny) of East Tennessee; his son, Kenneth Dietz of Corpus Christi, Texas; grandchildren, Daniel and Sara LeeAnn Wilkins and Sarah Wilkins Timmerman all of East Tennessee; and great grandchildren, Madeline Wilkins Orr (Chandler), Hannah Wilkins, Sarita Wilkins of East Tennessee, and Trace Timmerman of Corpus Christi, Texas.

He was proud to be part of the Dan Maloy family. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be graveside services at 2 P.M. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem, Texas with Matthew Gibson officiating. Burial will follow.

Ruth Gaynell Thames

_Thames, Ruth G

Ruth Gaynell Thames, 85, of Robstown, Texas passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019.  She was born May 29, 1933 in Bishop, Texas, the daughter of Aubrey Lee and Erma Lee Harrell.  She was a graduate of Robstown High School, Texas A&M, Kingsville and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.  Gaynell was a draftsman for Exxon Oil in Kingsville, a drafting instructor at the Hammond (Louisiana) Area Vocational School, taught in the Robstown school district and served as Director of Career and Technology and district Director of Technology.  She was the pianist at First Baptist Church in Robstown for 35 years, was a women’s Bible teacher, and a member of the Calallen Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 49 years, Bill.

She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Jerry) Lunceford and Pamela (Richard Sanchez) Conley all of Corpus Christi, Texas; grandson T. J. (Milagro) Conley of Spring, Texas; great grand daughter, Harlee Conley of Mathis, Texas.

Visitation will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Friday, March 29, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dana Moore and Bro. Ronnie Watson officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Gaynell Thames.

David Eugene Peace

Peace, David

David Eugene Peace passed away on March 24, 2019. He was born September 11, 1958 in Sacramento, California to Raymond and Edith Peace.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Anthony David Brunetti;

siblings, Teri Lynn Peace, Karen Jane Lane, and Steven Ray Peace.

David Peace was a man of high stature.

He left behind a family he loved dearly,  his wife, Sandra Helen Peace; daughters, Melissa Ellis & Christina Compton; grandchildren, Cheraka Ashley & Raymond Eugene LaLuz, Alexei Marie & Michelle Faith Brunetti, Richard Barrett Carlisle and Baby Compton.

David was a beloved man whom accomplished many thing in his life.

David was extremely passionate about his family his work and his cars.

He overcome many difficulties in his life up until his very last day.

He will always be remembered and adored by all those who have crossed paths with him during his time here and we know he will continue to make a impact on this earth even after he is gone.

David Eugene Peace is loved. THEN, NOW, AND FOREVER

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Watson officiating.

Cynthia Diane Curtiss

_Curtiss, Cynthia Diane

Cynthia Diane Curtiss, passed away on March 25, 2019. She was born on February 23, 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Bill and Delores “Dee” Brunson.

Cynthia is survived by her husband, Doyle Curtiss; her three children, Whitney Curtiss, Austin Curtiss and Brooke Curtiss; two grandchildren, Korrine Curtiss and Mason Curtiss; her mother, Dee Brunson; sisters, Jeanne Dean and Kathy Jones.

Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday , March 29, 2019.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Willis Moore Officiating.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem