Aransas Pass, Texas
Ezekiel Tomas Ortiz, 17, gained his wings on January 21, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Surrounded by his family, he passed peacefully in his sleep. Zeke was born on January 9, 2004 in Corpus Christi, TX to Angela Fiebig and Joe Ortiz. A robust and passionate individual, he was known for his engaging humor, big appetite, quick wit, and loving heart. He had an unsurpassed passion for sports (Who Dey?) and proudly managed the Varsity Football and Baseball teams at Aransas Pass High School. He loved music, video games, all animals, but, more than anything, his mom and dad-who never left his side.
He was loved and supported by a vast community who admired his determination, courage, and zest for life.
He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Tomasa Vasquez Moreno and Deborah Eileen Fiebig, as well as his lifelong best buddy and faithful dog Salvador.
He is survived by his mom and dad, brother Ryan (Devyn) Claybourn of Fort Worth, sister Gillian Claybourn of Portland, numerous grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and supporters. A proud uncle, “Uncle Zeke” is also survived by his nieces and nephews-Madisyn, Carly, Jack, and John, as well as his girlfriend Kiersten.
Visitation will be held at 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 26th, 2021,at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the Team Zeke community whose unwavering support will always be held dear in their hearts.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping with social distancing orders, all necessary restrictions will be observed in order to protect the health and safety of those in attendance. Wear face coverings while inside the building. Continue to practice social distancing while inside the funeral home chapel. We continue to ask that those at risk or those not feeling well stay home and reach out to the family through our obituary page.