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Funeraria del Angel - Memorial Holly

3442 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, TX

OBITUARY

James Franklin Null

November 29, 1943May 16, 2020
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James Franklin Null, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died May 16, 2020. He was 76.

Jim was born in Waterloo, Ohio and was the youngest child of Virgil and Gladys Null. He spent a few years in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from Travecca Nazarene University.

One of Jim’s passions was gardening. And the fondness for his garden grew even stronger after he retired. Out in the backyard of his home in Corpus Christi, he harvested large amounts of tomatoes, onions, squash, chili peppers, grapefruits and oranges. Neighbors and family looked forward of the bags and boxes of oranges and grapefruit he delivered to them every year.

There was no need to shop for basil, mint and rosemary – there was always plenty from his garden. The pantry was always stacked with his jars of homemade tomato sauce, home canned carrots and pickles too.

Yes, Jim loved to spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking. On Thanksgiving he took care of the turkey, the ham, and the stuffing himself and sweet potatoes were his specialty.

Jim also loved to travel. He especially enjoyed the annual trips to Mexico he would take with his wife. He loved visiting Tampico, where he met her. During his time there Jim would make an effort to walk on the beach in Tampico dubbed Playa Miramar; he enjoyed the walks around downtown and shopping at el mercado. A visit to a seafood restaurant in Tampico for Jim was always a must. He loved a big plate of pescado frito or a caldo de mariscos.

He also enjoyed the most simple things in life, such as weekends relaxing at home watching old western films, watching the History Channel and listening to music.

Above all, Jim loved Jesus and the church. He studied religion and was a pastor for several years at Obetz Nazarene Church in Columbus, Ohio and Sunrise Nazarene Church in South Point, Ohio. And though his life took a different path and leading a church was no longer a part of it, that never stopped him from finding ways to help and continue to spread God’s love. Jim was the president of the Nazarene Mission International. He helped found and build two Nazarene churches in Mexico: Mision Nazarena in Rio Bravo, Mexico and Iglesia del Nazareno in Reynosa, Mexico. For several years he’d drive down to the two border towns every chance he got to visit the two churches. And for Christmas he helped deliver toys for the churches’ youngest members.

He loved his wife, his family and though they lived far he cherished his daughter, his sons and his stepdaughter, who he loved as his own. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were always in his thoughts. And he held a special place in his heart for his brother, Charles and the recent trip they took together to their hometown in Ohio.

Jim is survived by his wife, Luz Null of Corpus Christi; his stepdaughter Natalia Contreras of Carmel, Indiana; daughter Rebecca Null of Tampa, Florida; son Craig Eugene Null (Kirsten Null) of Columbus, Ohio; son William Wesley Null of Edgewood, New Mexico; his grandchildren, Jose Flores, Marisa Alvarado, William Jim Null and Naomi Elizabeth Coy (Matthew Lewis Coy); his great grandchildren, Elijah and Kamilah Null, Alexander Flores, Kylan Mcneal, and McKenna, Adalia, and Corban Coy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Bill and great grandchild Eliana Coy.

A visitation and service will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2020 at Funeraria del Angel Memorial Holly in Corpus Christi.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FunerariaDelAngelMHolly.com for the Null family.

  • FAMILY

  • Virgil and Gladys Null, Parents (deceased)
  • Bill Null, Brother (deceased)
  • Eliana Coy, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • Luz Null, Wife
  • Natalia Contreras, Step Daughter
  • Rebecca Null, Daughter
  • Craig Eugene Null (Kirsten Null), Son
  • William Wesley Null, Son
  • Jose Flores, Grandson
  • Marisa Alvarado, Granddaughter
  • William Jim Null, Grandson
  • Naomi Elizabeth Coy (Matthew Lewis Coy), Granddaughter
  • Elijah Null, Great Grandson
  • Kamilah Null, Great Granddaughter
  • Alexander Flores, Great Grandson
  • Kylan Mcneal, Great Grandson
  • McKenna Coy, Great Granddaughter
  • Adalia Coy, Great Granddaughter
  • Corban Coy, Great Grandson

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

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Juany Ortiz

May 20, 2020

Jim Null una gran persona a la cual le agradesere toda mi vida ya que me trato como a una hija y a la vez miro a mi hilo William Null como a su hijo tambien hay sentimientos que no se pueden explicar pero dios te vendiga para siempre en nuestros corazones gracias Don Jim Null.

DEBBIE CONLEY

May 20, 2020

One of my favorite childhood memories of Uncle Jim is when I woke up and went with him to Sunrise Service and I remember being so fascinated by him baptizing Christians in the river in Ohio. I can still see him to this day doing that.

The latest memory was the weekend Hope and I spent in Corpus. We got to spend some quality time with Jim and I am so glad we did. To see his smile as we cruised the bay at Port Aransas and he the love he had for his wife. He just kept telling me "Luz would love this, next time you come down lets take her on this!"

He would always talk about his kids and how proud he was was of them including is daughter Lizzy (you would never know she was his step-daughter because he never felt like she was).

Luz was the Love of his life. When he was away from her she was all he talked about. Luz you were so good to him and he loved you so much.

Jim always had a smile on his face and love in his heart. I will miss you Uncle Jim!

Kuhrman Cox

May 20, 2020

While in College Jim would arrive at the dorm on Saturday morning after working the night shift at a local motel and announce, "Lets go get some breakfast." Three of us would join him and eventually discover where it was that we would be enjoying a meal. It may be as far west as Dickson, TN; north as far as Fort Campbell, KY; east as far as Cookeville, TN; or south as far as Chattanooga. It all depended on what customer or circular had got his attention that week at work.
Jim was also captain of an outreach team that held Street services in downtown Nashville. If it rained out the service we always spent that time enjoying a picnic at a local park. An umbrella over the grill was often a necessity.
Jim's sense of humor and off-the-wall quips make up many of my fond memories of those college days.

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