Jimmie J. Lanphier Jr., 93 years young, died November 14, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Barbara Ruth Stobbs Lanphier; his daughters, Trudy (Kenneth) White, Marsha Lanphier Dugger, and Ginger (David) Baer; his grandchildren, Scott Dugger, Stacie (Mike) Lopez, C. Jason (April) Herin, Kristyn (Thomas) Smith, Aaron Lanphier (Dollie) White, Randall White, and Meredith Lewis; his 16 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Lee and Odis (Sherry) Lanphier. He is preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter, Jennifer Herin Selvester, siblings Edward, J. W. (Dub), Ray, Audie, Gladys and Oweeda.
Born in Wheeler County, Mobeetie, Texas, on October 29, 1927; his family moved to Corpus Christi, TX in 1936. Jimmie's parents were Jimmie J. Lanphier Sr., and Virgie Worthington Lanphier. He served in the Army during World War II in the Second Division, Combat Engineers. He moved back to his hometown of Corpus Christi in 1947 when he was Honorably Discharged.
Jimmie was a successful businessman. He began his early life in construction. In 1962, he and his older brother, J.W. (Dub) Lanphier went into the construction business together and founded Lanphier Construction Company. During their 20 years of business, they built many schools in South Texas and other major projects including the Bayfront Auditorium (now Selena Auditorium), a large portion of Spohn Hospital Shoreline, Spohn Office Tower, King High School, Calallen High School, Gregory-Portland High School, Alice High School, Falfurrias High School, Brownsville High School, and Corpus Christi State School. They also built projects at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Kingsville (at the time A&I University), Del Mar College, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and Naval Air Station Kingsville as well as other numerous projects. In retirement, he owned and managed Jimmie Lanphier Properties rental warehouses.
Along with his older brother, Dub, they were the original founders and owners of Contractor's Building Supply (CBS) originating in Corpus Christi. However, it is now known as CBS Rentals and owned by his grandson, C. Jason Herin, who has expanded the company to over 11 locations.
Jimmie was also a proud member of Oso Naval Lodge for over 50 years, as well as, member of the Scottish Rites of Freemasonry, as a 32nd degree mason, and an Al Amin Shriner.
Viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Seaside Reid Chapel. We will be celebrating his life and legacy at 1:00 p.m. that same day.
Jimmie “Papaw” loved the Lord and his family. We know he is in the arms of his loving Savior, Jesus Christ, and holding hands with his beloved granddaughter, Jennifer.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Jimmie’s granddaughter Jennifer’s Nursing Scholarship at
https://makelivesbetter.uthscsa.edu/selvester or your favorite charity
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