Archive for January, 2020

Bruce Ivy “Bubba” Barrow, Jr.


Bruce Ivy “Bubba” Barrow, Jr. passed away on January 22, 2020 at the age of 80. He was born on January 21, 1940 in Robstown, Texas to Bruce Ivy and Edmonia Turner Barrow.  Bruce was a 1958 graduate of Taft High School.  While in school he played football and was in the band.  After graduation he went to Texas A & I University in Kingsville and Texas Tech University in Lubbock.  Bruce went into the United States Army and was discharged as a Specialist 4.  While in the service he went to Ayer, Massachusetts, Seoul, Korea and finished up in Killeen, Texas.  He also farmed and worked for Texaco, Inc in Taft, Texas, Southwestern Refining and graduated from Hobart Welding School in Troy, Ohio.  Bruce owned B Bar B Welding Service.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Edmonia Barrow of Robstown, Texas; grandparents, Bert and Margaret Turner of Taft, Texas and William Ivy and Onie Etta Barrow. Bruce is also preceded in death by a grandson, Blake Austin Barrow.

He is survived by his sons, G. Scott Barrow (Suzie) of Robstown, Texas and Bryan B. Barrow of East Bernard, Texas; one daughter, Lee-Ann (Mark) Pearl of Robstown, Texas; grandchildren, Shelby (Lorrie) of Manvel, Texas, Hunter and Madeline Pearl of Robstown, Texas; Emily Pearl and Sawyer Barrow of College Station, Texas.

Graveside Service with full military honors will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Robert “Bodine” Winn Ellison

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Robert “Bodine” Winn Ellison passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the age of 62. He was born on August 31, 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Robert “Bob” Ellison and Barbara Ellison.

Robert was a 1976 graduate of Calallen High School. Growing up he was always a fierce competitor. When he was 7 years old he placed 2nd in the 40 yard dash at the AAU National Championships.  His passion was always his love for motocross racing.  He was well-known in the racing circuit where he competed nationally while being sponsored by Suzuki.  During his high school years he played the drums for the Circle E Playboys alongside his dad and two uncles, Jim and Tommy Ellison.  After graduation, he worked in construction and soon became a crane operator of over 35 years, and was currently working for Allegiance.  Robert was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan – win or lose, they were his team.  If you ever had the opportunity to meet Robert, you had a friend for life.  He could light up a room with his contagious smile.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Zachary Ellison; his father, Robert “Bob” Ellison; his maternal grandparents, Delbert and Aileen Winn: his paternal grandparents, Robert and Winnie Ellison; and his step-daughter, Erikka Wright.

He is survived by his wife, Pam Ellison of Hallettsville; his daughter, Lauren (Luke) Moodie of Liberty Hill; his son, Zalen (Madeline) Ellison of Calallen; his mother, Barbara Ellison of Calallen; his sisters, Darla (Sam) Lawson of Sinton and Dana (Tina) Ellison of Corpus Christi; his grandchildren, Parker and Hunter Moodie of Liberty Hill, Walker, Brody and Asher Ellison and Kambrie Bagnall of Calallen; his niece, Brittany Dana (Dewey) Clark of Oak Grove, KY, and the mother of his children, Linda (Ellison) Lozano of Robstown.

Other survivors include his step-sons, Steven Chad Hogg of Florida and Mark Wright of Austin; his step-grandchildren, Felicity Wright of El Campo and Everett Hogg of Florida. Robert will also be dearly missed by numerous step-nieces and step-nephew,  including Tammy Hoffman, John Henry and Jason Spears.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Hoffman, Nate Hosea, Frankie Neill, Sr., Charles Oliver, Russell Orsack and Jason Spears.

Honorary Pallbearers include Wayne Anderson, Roy “Smitty” Dennis, Hobie Moran and Matt Sparks.

Visitation with the family present will be on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Brite Cemetery in Pleasanton, Texas.

Virgil Thomas “VT” Alison, Jr.

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Virgil Thomas “VT” Alison, Jr. of Corpus Christi, TX passed away Friday, January 24, 2020.  He was born July 31, 1927 in Shreveport, LA. to Virgil Thomas Alison, Sr. and Velma Irene Pickett Alison.  He served with honor in the U.S. Navy and retired from Corn Products International.

In addition, to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of almost 60 years, M. LaVerne Mires Alison and his sister, Earl Dean Alison Bonecutter.

Surviving him are his daughters, Shelley (Joe) Whitworth of Sugar Land, TX and Emrie (Elmer) Werth of Baytown, TX; his son, Preston (Kelly) Alison of  Plainview, TX; six grandchildren, Alison (Jonathan) Plumhoff, Laura (John) Barton, Zachary Werth, Benjamin Werth, Jacob Alison and Madeline Alison; four great grandchildren, Parker Plumhoff, Madelyn Plumhoff, Emily Barton, Caroline Barton; numerous nieces and nephews.  The family would like to express their fond appreciation to Martha Rocha for the kindness she showed to VT in his final years.

A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Memory Gardens Cemetery at 10:00 AM with a Celebration of Life Service at Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church, 10500 Stonewall Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78410 at 11:30 AM.

If friends and family so desire they may make contributions to Jackson Woods Presbyterian Church.

Michael W. Shuyler

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Michael W. Shuyler passed away January 16th, 2020 at MD Anderson-Houston, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on October 14, 1949 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Max and Patsy Shuyler. He has been a resident of the Corpus Christi area since childhood. Michael served in the US Navy and had a long career with the Port of Corpus Christi, eventually retiring from ADM Grain. Michael is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sherine Shuyler; sister, Donna Carter (Bobby); brother, Richard Shuyler, (Anne); two children, Michael Shuyler Jr. ,Beth Meeker (Cody), and 4 grandchildren, Sydney, Addison, Emily, and Lola. He was an avid golfer and an inspiration to all that knew and loved him.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment with military honors will be at 2:00 P.M. on Monday January 27, 2020 in the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

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




Henry Calvin Weiss

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Henry Calvin Weiss

January 28, 1939 – January 17, 2020.


Henry Calvin Weiss, aged 80, of Robstown, Texas passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas, after a short illness. Calvin was born on 01-28-1939 in Shamrock, Texas to Florence Rosa Bartz Weiss and Henry Karl Weiss.

Calvin was raised and graduated 1957 in Tulia, Texas. He moved his young family to Stratford, Texas where he farmed for many years alongside his dad.  He expanded his farming venture to Tynan, Texas in 1975.  In 1980 Calvin opened the first of his four car/truck washes in Alice, Texas.  In 1995, son Shane, joined him in business.

The titles he loved the best was husband, dad, pa Calvin and grandpa. He was looking forward to being a first-time great grandpa in March 2020 to Calvin Russel Satre.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Ryan Gibson. He is survived by wife Donna Weiss; daughter, Shawn (Dennis) Satre; and two sons, Shane (Shannon) Weiss and Scott (Teena) Weiss; eight grandchildren, Brennon (Kelly) Satre, Jacob Satre and Meredith Satre; Forrest and Sydney Weiss, Kaycee Gibson, and Logan Weiss.  He also leaves behind sisters Dora (Otto) Schuster; Regina Elliff; Wanda (David) Purcell; and Pat Humphries and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a gentle man with a quiet smile. He was loved by all who knew him.  He had an extra special place for all god’s creatures, especially his cows, donkeys, cats and dogs, Annie and Lady.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Sawyer George Funeral Home, Calallen, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Grace United Methodist Church at 10:00 AM, 14521 NW Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78410. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 4607 FM 1889, Robstown, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the scholarship program at the Nueces County Junior Live Stock Show. P O Box 260968, Corpus Christi, TX 78426.