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Jerry O'Neal Champion, Jr.

1967 - 2021

Corpus Christi


O’Neal was born in Monahans, Tx. to Jerry O’Neal Champion and Nelda Faye Pullin Champion.  In 2007 he was blessed with a bonus Mom, Nancy Champion.


A few days before his 54th birthday O’Neal entered heaven and was reunited with his best friend and mother, Nelda Faye Pullin Champion. 


O’Neal was a hero with a heart of gold. He worked hard and the knowledge he held was endless. He had many strong connections in his lifetime. When he called you a friend, it was for life, he held you close to his heart.  He laughed when you laughed and hurt when you hurt. 


O’Neal had an overwhelming amount of love and pride for his son Austin, and would always strive to give him the world. 


He was proceeded in death by his mother, Nelda Faye Pullin Champion.


He is survived by his son, Austin O’Neal Champion of Corpus Christi, Tx., father, Jerry (Nancy) Champion, of Corpus Christi, Tx., sister, Kelli (John) Rozypal. Niece and nephews; Caleb, Katelyn and Camdyn Rozypal of Corpus Christi, Tx. and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:

Austin Champion 


To help aid in his continued education at Texas State Technical College.

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Butch & Mitzi Crawford

July 23, 2021 8:04 AM

May you rest in peace, Champ!
Butch & Mitzi Crawford

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Stacey Ysasi

July 21, 2021 3:26 PM

To say I was in complete shock when I received the news of O'Neal's passing would be an understatement.  We talked often and laughed during each and every conversation.  I stopped by his house to see him on my way out of town during my last visit in April and had plans to see him again when there in August.  We started our friendship as co-workers in 1999 and remained in contact.  He was one of the nicest and most sincere people I have ever met.  Austin - my girls lost their dad in February, so if you need someone to talk to we are here for you!  
Rest easy blue eyes and we will meet again on the other side.  

David Berryhill

July 20, 2021 8:57 PM

Many good memories surfing, playing tennis and hanging out. Honored to have you as a friend.

Bill and lyla riker

July 20, 2021 8:09 PM

Jerry brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget those memories.
Bill and lyla riker

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Janie Garza

July 20, 2021 6:38 PM

O'Neal was the sweetest guy we had in our class . Always a friend . He had the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen . Rest in peace my friend.  Prayers to him family 

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