James J. Ellis
James J. Ellis, 82, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in Mathis. James was born May 8, 1935 in Aransas Pass. James was preceded in death by his wife Josephine Ellis and his parents Dee Carr Ellis and Cecile Hobbs. He is survived by three children, James [aka J.J.] Ellis Jr. (Lory) of Utopia, Robert (Kim) Ellis of Rockport, and Becky (David) Evans from Bandera; a sister-in-law Teresa and her husband Edward Munyer of Ramona, CA; a niece Teri and a great niece Erica of Corpus Christi; eight 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 20s, 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. Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory.