Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Coty Jo Brown
244 CR 409
Buckholts, TX 76518
Obituary for Joe Brown
Funeral services for Joe Brown, 96 of Rockdale are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2016 in the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Pastor John D. Stanislaw will officiate. Visitation is 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the funeral home.
Joe Brown was born March 1, 1919 in Rockdale to Joseph and Tonie (Seelke) Brown. He attended school in Bethlehem and Rockdale. By the age of 10, he was driving a Model “T” into town by himself, and at the age of 14 he started working in the oil fields for W.A. Jones. He was operating a well service pulling machine in the Minerva and Rockdale oil fields full time at the age of 15. On May 18, 1938 he and the love of his life, Alice Lee Drummond were married in the Sharp Presbyterian Church. He worked four years as leader in the burning department in the Houston Ship Channel. He had a welding shop and grocery store in the Tracy Community. He spent years as a Boilermaker and finally joined the facility at Texas A&M University, which he retired from in 1994 with the status of Drilling Instructor and Research Associate in the Petroleum Engineers. He was once asked, is there anything you cannot do? And he answered “Yeah can’t walk on water.”
He was a member of Tracy Methodist Church in the Tracy Community. In his younger years, he loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. An avid collector of cap and ball guns, Model “A” Fords and Indian Artifacts. Everything in his life came second to his family.
Joe passed away Thursday afternoon, February 4, 2016 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Alice on February 21, 2011; Grandson, Robert Anderson in 2003; his parents and half-brother, Alton Hunt.
Surviving are his daughters, Carole Parker and husband Milton of Ft. Worth and Coty Jo Love and husband Leon of Sharp; Half-sisters, Tony Moody of Rockdale and Edith Prcin and husband Ruben of Taylor Valley; Grandchildren, Coy Weems, Stacy Collier and husband Butch, Crystal Easley and husband Mike; Step granddaughter, Lisa Love; Eight great-grandchildren, Grant Collier and wife Heather, Blake Collier, Zane Haley, Ashley Haley, Harlee Haley, Kane Haley, Lane Weems and Logan Weems; Two step great-grandchildren, Jordan Cubstead and Josh Cubstead; Two great-great grandchildren Kadi Collier and Ella Collier.
ROCKDALE — Alice Brown, 90, of Rockdale died Monday, Feb. 21, in a Temple hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with the Rev. John D. Stanislaw officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mrs. Brown was born on Feb. 8, 1921, in the Duncan community in Milam County to John and Rosa Eiland Drummond. She married Joe Brown on May 18, 1938, in Sharp. She was a life-long resident of Milam County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Salem Home Demonstration Club and the Sunshine and Shadow Quilting Club, both in Rockdale. She was a member of Tracy Methodist Church in the Tracy community, and taught Sunday school there for many years. She was preceded in death by a grandson.
Survivors include her husband of Rockdale; two daughters, Carole Derrick of Mingus and Coty Jo Love of Sharp; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Spouse: Leon Love
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