• James J. Ellis

    James J. Ellis, 82, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in Mathis, TX.  James was born on May 08, 1935 in Aransas Pass, TX.

     

     

    James is preceded in death by his wife Josephine Ellis and his parents Dee Carr Ellis and Cecile Hobbs.

      

    He is survived by 3 children; James [aka J.J.] Ellis Jr. (Lory) of Utopia, Texas; Robert (Kim) Ellis of Rockport, TX;  Becky (David) Evans from Bandera, TX; a sister-in-law and her husband, Teresa and Edward Munyer of Ramona, California; a niece and great niece, Teri and Erica of Corpus Christi; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

     

    Jimmy enjoyed being on the water and began his life on the water at a very young age.  When he was a teenager, he worked on gulf shrimp boats.  When he was in his twenties, he worked inland at a few different companies but his longing to be on the water had him back there running his own shrimp boat.  He continued shrimping until he was 70.  

     

    A memorial service will be held at Aransas Memorial Park at a date to be determined.

    No services have been scheduled or confirmed at this time.

     

    Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory.

  • 4 Tributes

    Our prayers for the family. I was blessed to know him for only a few years. He was such a character and sweet man. Oak Crest will miss his big blue eyes! He will always be our family. May he rip.

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    Our prayers for the family. I was blessed to know him for only a few years. He was such a character and sweet man. Oak Crest will miss his big blue eyes! He will always be our family. May he rip.

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    I am going to miss this mischievous man. I can not imagine what a celebration is going on right now in heaven. My love to you all over his heavenly graduation but I’m sure you will always remember his “my my my” .

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    Jimmy and I were friends for many years before I enlisted in the US Army in 1952. Both of our families lived near the Road to Port A. I also was a friend of Jimmy's sister. Jimmy showed me how to gigflounder. Rest in Peace dear friend. Tom Harper, Corpus Christi.

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