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Charles E. Ginn

March 18, 1922 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 95)
Charles Edward “Eddie” Ginn, 95, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born on March 18, 1922 to Perry Tunnell Ginn and Daisy Lorraine Ginn. He was raised in Yoakum, Texas, and attended Yoakum schools through the 8th grade. He married the love of his life, Mable Catherine Heimlich, on September 3, 1945. Eddie was a loving father, PawPaw, brother, and friend. Eddie served in the Texas Army National Guard and the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Following his service, Eddie and Mable settled in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was employed by the local newspaper and the United States Post Office. He enjoyed coaching baseball, participating in politics, and watching his grandsons grow up. He will be remembered by his service to the Corpus Christi community through his participation as Commander of American Legion Post 364, President of the local Postal Clerks Union, Co-Founder & President of Oil Belt Little League, Manager in the American Legion Baseball Organization, Scout Master in The Boy Scouts of America, and a member of St. Theresa’s Parish. Eddie is preceded in death by Mable Catherine Ginn (wife), Charles Edward Ginn, Jr. (son), Willard Glenn Ginn (brother), Zozie Ginn Salazar (sister), Carl Milton Ginn (brother), Everett Elwood Ginn (brother), R.L. Ginn (brother), Vernon Austin Ginn (brother), Robert Elmer Ginn (brother). Eddie is survived by Kerry Thomas Ginn (son), John Vance Ginn (son), Capt. Christopher John Ginn, USAF, (grandson) and spouse Vicki, Nolan Charles Ginn (great-grandson), Timothy Joseph Ginn (grandson) and spouse Jennifer, and Nicholas Anthony Ginn (grandson). Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Seaside Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park. Timothy Ginn, Nicholas Ginn, Steve Hill, Jim Ginn, Bob Arlitt, and Charles Heimlich, Jr., will serve as pallbearers. The Ginn family extends their sincere thanks to Shirley McCoy. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to an organization of the donor’s choice. To share words of comfort with the family visit

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