Archive for April, 2020

Larry Joe Brandon

Brandon, Larry

Larry Joe Brandon, 72, of Corpus Christi, TX, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 30th after a long battle with cancer.  He was born on May 20, 1947 in Franklin County, KY the son of the late Marie Eddington and late Josephus Brandon.   He was preceded in death by granddaughter Carrie Marie Anderson in 2000.   Brother-in law Scotty Barker in 2013.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Pamela Joan Barker Brandon and two children, daughter Joanie Brandon (Jeff Hoffman) of Corpus Christi, TX and one son Larry Joe (Kristi) Brandon II of Corpus Christi, TX; granddaughter Gabrielle Brandon and grandson Trey Brandon.   Sister-in laws Mary Lou (John) Deharte of Morehead, KY and Angie Lytle Morehead, KY, several nieces, nephews and his best friend a Boston Terrier “Clover.”

Larry had 40-year career in maintenance that included many jobs through the years.  He retired from Walker Machinery, Charleston West Virginia in 2010 as Field Service Manager which was the highlight of career.   He finished working in 2016 from C&J Energy Services Corpus Christi, TX.

Larry had joy and love for life.   He loved spending time with his family.   Two of his favorite hobbies was golfing and playing pool with Joey and Trey.   He and Pam loved antiquing and traveling together.  He would make or fix anything we requested.  There wasn’t anything that he wasn’t able to create or repair.   He truly was a “jack of all trades.”  Larry was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family.

The family wishes to express their great appreciation to the Harbor Hospice, Nichole, Dee and Anita and Calallen Medical Clinic, Dr. Lana & J.J Carr for their compassionate care.

In Lieu of flowers please send donations to Harbor Hospice, 5151 Flynn Parkway, Corpus Christi, TX 78411.

Funeral services will be private.


Barbara London Mathis

Mathis, BarbaraBarbara London Mathis, age 75, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 from natural causes.  She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 5, 1945 to Coy and Blanche London.  She grew up in the London community and is a 1963 graduate of Carroll High School.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry “Curly” Mathis.

She is survived by a daughter, Renee (Randy) Hale; sons, Chuck (Michelle) Mathis, Gary (Sandra) Mathis and Ken (Cristina) Mathis; brother, Dale London; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family present will be from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Friday, May 1, 2020 in Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Saturday, May 2, 2020 in Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with her son, Rev. Gary Mathis officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calallen Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank Fela Urrea, Dr. Mark Rasmusson and Del Cielo Hospice for their love and special care of Barbara.


Mary Ruth Polk

Mary Ruth Polk, 72, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on April 23, 2020.  She was born on July 14, 1947 to Condell Byron and Ruth Lawrence Polk.  She taught for 33 years in the Tuloso-Midway I.S. D.

Mary Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, and is survived by her sister, Kathryn Adams.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arlington Heights Church of Christ, 2722 Rand Morgan Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410.

Harriet Ruth Seibt Schooley

Schooley, Harriet

Harriet Ruth Seibt Schooley, 94, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020.

She was born August 15,1925, in Austin, Texas to Harry and Hildur Seaholm Seibt.  She was a retired executive secretary for PPG Industries. After her retirement she served as a volunteer at Riverside Hospital, Corpus Christi Museum Gift Shop, The Corpus Christi International Airport and St. John Lutheran Church Office.

Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell H. “Queenie” Schooley; her brother, Ralph Seibt, Austin, Texas and her parents.

She is survived by a daughter,

Sherry Lemerond-Winstead (Fred) of Corpus Christi, Texas; a son, James “Jim” Schooley (Samantha) of Corpus Christi, Texas; granddaughters, Misty Duncan (Elijah) of Corpus Christi, Texas; Mya Schooley of Corpus Christi, Texas; a great granddaughter, Madison Duncan; step grandsons, Peyton and Leland; several nieces and a nephew.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date when public celebrations are permitted.

Bernadette “Bernice” Theresa Baca

Baca, Bernice

Bernadette “Bernice” Theresa Baca, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, April 4, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 19, 1933 to Edward and Mary Sherek. She was the oldest of 5 children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Joseph, Johnny and Edward Sherek and one sister, Mary Ruder.

She married the love of her life, Albert John Baca, on April 5, 1956. She died one day shy of their 64th wedding anniversary. She loved to dance and that is where they met. She loved music and every Saturday morning it was Polka party and dancing with our socks on. She taught us to be good Christian women, she taught us to sew, oh how the sewing machines would hum, she loved to read and collect cookbooks and taught us all how to cook. She loved GWTW, we watched it countless times and could quote parts from the movie. She loved to crochet and created beautiful dolls that she shared with her girls. She loved animals and watching the birds, especially red birds. She loved babies and was there for each one of us when her grandchildren were born.

She is survived by her husband, Albert John Baca; daughters, Cathy (Harry) Burger of Sweeny, Judy (Chuck) Barber of Robstown, Jennifer (Eugene) Woodworth of Liberty Hill and Patty (John) Callaway also of Robstown; 9 grandchildren, Travis (Hailee) Burger, Matthew (Alayna) Burger, Jarrett Barber, Jennie Barber, Brittany (Noah) Mumm, Michael Woodworth, Michelle (Gabriel) McLemore, Jeff Callaway, Sandy Chang; 3 great grandchildren, Kyndle Burger, Chase Burkhardt, Aubrey Burkhardt; 1 great great grandchild, Graham Schmid; extended daughter, Beverly (Jim) Montgomery; and a 4 legged rescue named Goldie.

The family would like to recognize and thank all the men and women caregivers/ministers from Nurses on Wheels, Father Mark Wheelan, of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Robstown, Elvira Swetlick, Marilyn Hellums, family, friends and neighbors who graciously helped in any way.

Due to COVID-19 CDC/Fed Regulations funeral services with Sawyer-George Funeral Home will be private. Interment will take place at Robstown Memorial Park Cemetery.                            .

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Robstown, in the form of masses.