|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1915|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 2008|
Son of Gladstone and Mackie Alsobrook. Dave was the youngest of 5 brothers. He lost his mother to the flu epidemic of 1918. A year later, his father married Irma Baker Henderson who raised the five boys as her own. Following work, his family moved to Angleton and Bryan before finally settling in Brenham when Dave was eleven. Baseball was Dave's passion, and from the time he was in high school, his father drove the team from town to town to play in tournaments. After high school, he went to work for Sun Oil and played ball with the Brenham Sun Oilers, a team in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. At the age of 23, Dave became an Aggie. He played baseball at Texas A&M from 1938 to 1940. He was Most Valuable Player in 1938, All Southwest Conference Outfielder in 1938, '39, and '40, and co-captain of the team in 1940. In 1997 he was inducted into the Aggie Baseball Hall of Fame. After graduating with a B.S. degree in accounting, Dave went to work in the sales department of Hughes Tool Company. But before he had mounted too many steps in the corporate ladder, Pearl Harbor hit. In 1942 Dave joined the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot trainee in a B-17. During training in Boise, Idaho he met Margaret "Sully" Sullins, and they were married on June 9, 1943. Dave was assigned to Ardmore AFB in Oklahoma where he was made a pilot instructor. The pilots he trained were so successful once they reached the front, that he received a commendation letter from the President, and was frozen in his instructor capacity until 1945 when he was sent to Italy. After the war, he returned to Texas with two things on his mind: finding a job and starting a family. Within the year he had accomplished both. Not only was a child on the way, but he began a 35 year employment with Humble Oil which became Exxon. Over the course of his career, he rose to the position of Department Manager of Joint Interest Accounting. Dave also remained in the active Air Force Reserves for 30 years retiring in 1975 as a full colonel. Active in his community, Dave served on the Planning Commission for the City of Bellaire, as president of the Bellaire A&M Club, as Junior Achievement Chief Advisor, and Boy Scout troop leader. He also found time to coach a little league baseball for five years. A member of the Bellaire United Methodist Church for 55 years, Dave held many positions of leadership including Chairman of Administrative Board, Trustee, Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee and Sunday School teacher. He and Sully funded President's Endowed Scholarships at Rice and Texas A&M. Dave was preceded in death by Sully, his wife of 63 years and his youngest son, Daniel Sullins Alsobrook. He is survived by his brother Henderson Alsobrook of Florida, daughter Kathleen, son Arthur David Jr., six grandchildren: Rachael Steele, Ezra Reynolds, Jessica Block, Jason, Nathan, and Jacob Alsobrook; and three great grandchildren: Talulla Steele, Finley Alsobrook, and Christopher Urbina.
William Gladstone Alsobrook (1886 - 1967)
Mackie Henderson Alsobrook (1890 - 1918)
Weldon Gladstone Alsobrook (1911 - 1974)*
Daniel Calvert Alsobrook (1914 - 1989)*
Joseph Harrison Alsobrook (1914 - 1966)*
Arthur David Alsobrook (1915 - 2008)
Created by: GW
Record added: Jun 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27407118
Added by: Anonymous
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