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 Richard Austin “R.A.” Brookshire

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Richard Austin “R.A.” Brookshire

Birth
Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Death
22 Oct 2014 (aged 80)
Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Burial
Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID
137658896 View Source

Memorial services for R.A. Brookshire, 80, of Lufkin will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Lufkin’s First Baptist Church with Reverend Bob Klund and Reverend Aubrey Knox officiating. A reception will follow the services in the Church Parlor.

Mr. Brookshire was born October 10, 1934 in Lufkin, Texas to the late Winifred (Washburn) and Austin Brookshire. He went to be with his Lord Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at PineCrest Retirement Community.

Mr. Brookshire was born in Lufkin, graduated from Lufkin High School, and attended his beloved Stephen F. Austin State University, where he later served on the Board of Regents and established scholarships at SFA as well as Truitt Seminary at Baylor. He served in the United States Army, then began his career with Brookshire Brothers, which was started by his father and uncle in 1929. He, along with his brothers, Gene and Oscar, continued running the family business, taking turns being president. Although they had diverse personalities, they never had a cross word about the business.

Mr. Brookshire was a longtime member of Lufkin’s First Baptist Church, the Sunday School class of George Chandler and Burl Richardson, and the “Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study” at Believers Bible Church.

R.A. never met a stranger, and his vibrant personality and love of life were appreciated by all.

Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara; daughter, Tammy Loftis; son, Chris Cole; daughter, Sally NeGron and husband Larry; grandchildren, Lauren Loftis, Allinee NeGron, Ryan NeGron and Logan NeGron; sister, Ann McCurry; brother, Gene Brookshire; sisters-in-law, Shirley Brookshire and Dot Brookshire; nephews and nieces, Paul and Jane McCurry, Carol and David Sinclair, Janet and Steven Stripling, Lee Ann Hale Brookshire, Joel Mark and Carla Brookshire, Barbara and Leonard Peterson, and Brent and Laura Brookshire.

Mr. Brookshire was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Oscar; and nephews, Burt and David.

Pallbearers are ...

Honorary pallbearers are special friends and co-workers at Brookshire Brothers.


Obit edited - full obit published in The Lufkin Daily

Memorial services for R.A. Brookshire, 80, of Lufkin will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Lufkin’s First Baptist Church with Reverend Bob Klund and Reverend Aubrey Knox officiating. A reception will follow the services in the Church Parlor.

Mr. Brookshire was born October 10, 1934 in Lufkin, Texas to the late Winifred (Washburn) and Austin Brookshire. He went to be with his Lord Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at PineCrest Retirement Community.

Mr. Brookshire was born in Lufkin, graduated from Lufkin High School, and attended his beloved Stephen F. Austin State University, where he later served on the Board of Regents and established scholarships at SFA as well as Truitt Seminary at Baylor. He served in the United States Army, then began his career with Brookshire Brothers, which was started by his father and uncle in 1929. He, along with his brothers, Gene and Oscar, continued running the family business, taking turns being president. Although they had diverse personalities, they never had a cross word about the business.

Mr. Brookshire was a longtime member of Lufkin’s First Baptist Church, the Sunday School class of George Chandler and Burl Richardson, and the “Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study” at Believers Bible Church.

R.A. never met a stranger, and his vibrant personality and love of life were appreciated by all.

Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara; daughter, Tammy Loftis; son, Chris Cole; daughter, Sally NeGron and husband Larry; grandchildren, Lauren Loftis, Allinee NeGron, Ryan NeGron and Logan NeGron; sister, Ann McCurry; brother, Gene Brookshire; sisters-in-law, Shirley Brookshire and Dot Brookshire; nephews and nieces, Paul and Jane McCurry, Carol and David Sinclair, Janet and Steven Stripling, Lee Ann Hale Brookshire, Joel Mark and Carla Brookshire, Barbara and Leonard Peterson, and Brent and Laura Brookshire.

Mr. Brookshire was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Oscar; and nephews, Burt and David.

Pallbearers are ...

Honorary pallbearers are special friends and co-workers at Brookshire Brothers.


Obit edited - full obit published in The Lufkin Daily

Bio by: Ano


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