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Kennith W. Read

BURLESON-Kennith W. Read, 71, of Burleson, passed away February 5, 2019 in Fort Worth.
Memorial Service will be held at Brown, Owens and Brumley Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Ken’s family is deeply grateful to Dr. Allan Kelly, his staff, and the staff at Harris ICU for their expert care and loving support during his brief illness.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The National Vietnam War Museum, PO Box 1779, Weatherford, TX, 76086.
Ken was born on June 25, 1947 in Fort Worth, the sixth child of Nora and Clarence Read of Springtown. A graduate of Springtown High School, he attended Tarleton State College in Stephenville. In 1969 he was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam with the 538th Landclearing Company, a unit of brave men who cleared the jungles to make them safer for our troops. After returning home in 1970 Ken married Cathie Chandler, and they settled in Fort Worth where they raised their children Shelley, Daniel and Marissa. During that time he enjoyed working with SFOA as a referee for high school football games. Ken and Cathie moved to Burleson in 2006. Ken was as an electrician at Withers Electric in the 1970s and with Brown & Root on the construction of the Comanche Peak power plant in the 1980s. He then worked for Humphrey and Associates for twenty six years before retiring in 2015. He valued his time at Humphrey and felt blessed to work with such a wonderful group of people. He enjoyed long road trips, photography and visiting with family and friends. In 2002 he reunited with some of the men from the 538th, and soon looked forward to attending reunions and helping locate more men from his unit. He hosted the 2013 reunion in Burleson and was proud to achieve the largest attendance at that time. He loved his 538th Family, and truly felt of them as brothers.
Ken is survived by his wife Cathie, daughters Shelley Read of Fort Worth, Marissa Shirley and son-in-law Drew Shirley of Dallas, son Danny Read, daughter-in-law Lisa Read and grandson Connor Read of Burleson, and many nieces and nephews.

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425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Raymond “Ray” R. Brink

ARLINGTON-Raymond “Ray” R. Brink passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the age 74.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Interment: 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Ray was born November 14, 1944 in Camden, New Jersey. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force before a long and fulfilling career with Frito Lay. He was a loving father, brother and friend who would give the shirt off of his back to help anyone he met. Ray will be deeply missed by those who knew him.
Survivors: Daughter, Heidi Brink and companion, Andrew Friesen; brother, Wayne Brink; sister, Elizabeth Kowalski; brother-in-law, Monte Chambliss and wife, Joan; niece, Johna Trantham and husband, Justin; niece, Jamie Miller and husband, Matt; cousin, Barbara Procida; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Rebecca L Cook

FORT WORTH-Rebecca L Cook, 66 years of age, passed away in Fort Worth on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
Celebration of life: 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel . A visitation will be held before the service starting at noon.
Rebecca L Cook was born on June 4, 1952 in Walton, West Virginia, the daughter of Marjorie Ellen and Elmer Lewis Moore. She graduated from Walton High School, and loved painting, crafting, and loving her family. She married Charles Scott Cook forty-seven years ago on April 13, 1972.
Our mom has been the beacon of our family. Whenever things got tough for all of us, we knew we could call her, and she would do everything in her power to help us. She has always given her kids and grandkids all she has and never asked for anything in return. She worked hard and did everything she could to take care of her family. She spent many years trying to figure out what she wanted to do in her life. She went to Cosmetology school, realtor school, and even paralegal school to try and find what she was meant to do. All the while she never realized that she was meant to be the mother of 4 children and their spouses and a grandmother to 7 kids and their spouses. Her imagination and joy for life was contagious. She taught her daughters and son that family is the most important thing. She always held her head high and was always proud of her kids and grandkids.
Memories from her Grandkids
My favorite memory of mammal is every time I saw her she always lit up with the world’s biggest smile.
My favorite memory of mammal is singing country music in the white truck. We always sang to Brooks and Dunn and Reba. Our favorite song is “Country Girls Don’t Cry”. We always sang it with papal.
My favorite memory of mammal is that no matter what size you are, if you if you already had food or how you feel at the moment you could always sit in her lap and feel like you did when you were a baby. She’s our guardian and always will be. I love you mammal.
From day one Mammal “Rebecca” has always been here for me and everyone. Ever since I have known mammal she has always had a smile on her face for her grandkids. There was never a dull moment when spending time with mammal. I loved that she would always ask if you were hungry because she always loved to cook and make us happy. She was always the happiest around her grandkids. My favorite moment was being with mammal no matter what the situation was she was always there for you.
My favorite memory with mammals was us always having family BBQ’s and me and mammal would sit outside and just talk. I remember she always had such a big smile on her face when all of her family was over. I also remember all the camping trips she took us on and even the long camping trip across the country to meet the family. I loved everything about mammal she was the best grandma ever. I’m gonna miss her smile and her “Oh my Gosh” every time we were silly. She was the most loving person ever.
My favorite memory of mammal is when she would walk me to school everyday when I was in Kindergarten. One day that we were doing it we had to go across the creek, and I thought I would be fun to jump a creek over the rocks. Then I slipped on the moss and mammal caught me before I fell into the water. She then spanked me for trying to be silly, so that would learn not to “be stupid”.
My favorite memories of mammal were going places with her including Genghis Grill and eating Chinese food. I loved going on all the adventures with mammal like going to tombstone, Grand Canyon, Virginia city, and going through caves. She took me camping in angels camp, we had adventures at the red wood forest in California, we even rode a train at a Christmas tree farm. She took me to lots of states to see so many different things we did so many things together.
My most favorite memory of mammal was when I first met her. That was the day Harley moved to Reno. It was valentine’s day, I walked into their home and the first thing I was greeted with was a warm, bright, loving smile. She was standing in the kitchen and said “Hi baby” that’s when I knew I loved her. She the most fun-loving energetic woman I’ve come to know. She always made me feel so welcomed and loved.
Survivors: She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Henderson, and husband John, Michelle Cook, Angela Fassbender and husband, Kirk; son, Lewis Cook and wife, Corie; grandsons, Vincent Brown and wife, Cheyenne, Victor Brown, Hunter Brown, Harley Brown and wife, Gabby, Cody Cook, Jacob Cook-Wink; granddaughter, Victoria Brown; sisters, Anna Willis and husband, Marvin, Gail Zollner and husband, George; brothers, Joe and Jody Moore.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425. S. Henderson St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Samuel “David” Meserve

FORT WORTH-Samuel “David” Meserve passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the age of 66.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019 at Pantego Bible Church, Dr. Elliott Johnson and Michael Meserve officiating.
Interment: Samuel will be laid to rest at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.
David was a Vietnam era veteran serving on the USS Independence. After his service, his interest in computers and numbers led him to study computer science. He worked as a computer technician for Sun Electric, but working for the Tarrant County Elections and the US Census Bureau gave him the greatest satisfaction. David, as everyone knew him, was an avid baseball fan. He also loved Labrador Retrievers. He especially loved his granddaughter, Olivia (Reed).
He is preceded in death by his beloved sister, Sharon (Mulder) and his father, Samuel Arthur Meserve.
Survivors: Wife, Marycharles; daughters, Benet and Gretchen,; mother, Doris (Mrs. Sam Meserve); brothers, Joe Meserve and wife, Susan, Mike Meserve and wife, Joy, Jimmy Meserve and wife, Elaine; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and a grandnephew; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Janie Carol Caldwell

FORT WORTH-Janie Carol Caldwell passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the age of 68.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Janie was born January 2, 1951 in Belton, Texas to Willie Lee and Ruby Mae Maples. Janie was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Mother, Ruby Kennedy; son, Bernard H. Caldwell; daughter, Crystal Lynn Peterson and husband, Brent; daughter, Misty Dawn Robertson and husband, Jeff; brother, Johnny Maples; brother, Jacky Maples; sister, Pennie Maples; sister, Peggie Carothers; sister, Patsy Copley; grandchildren, Heather Dicken, Haley Robinson, Hannah Robertson, Dayne Michael Caldwell; great-grandchildren, Ashley Dicken, David Dicken Jr., Kaitlyn Dicken; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Gilberto Rea Jr.

FORT WORTH-Gilberto Rea Jr. passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at the age of 50.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Rosary: 6 p.m. Thursday, February 14,2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Gilberto was born November 17, 1968 to Gilberto and Ester Rea in Brownsville, Texas. Gilberto loved people and never met a stranger. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Daughter, Maria A. Rea; son, Alberto Rea; son, Jose Rea; parents, Gilberto and Ester Rea; sister, Marianela Padilla; sister, Anabel Rosales; brother, Guillermo Rea; brother, Bernardo Rea; sister, Aracely Lopez; brother, Gabriel Rea; grandson, Martin A. Contreras; granddaughter, Abby C. Montelongo; granddaughter, Harleen B. Montelongo; grandson, Christian Rea; grandson, Elijah Rea; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Gary Wayne Nassiff

FORT WORTH-Gary Wayne Nassiff went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the age of 61.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019 at Countryside Bible Church, 250 Countryside Ct., Southlake, Texas 76092
Committal service: 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2019 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Gary was born April 8, 1957 to Samuel and LouAnn Nassiff in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Friendswood High School in 1975. He proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1975-1978. He played trombone in the US Marine Corps Band and various churches.
He was a true follower of Christ, loved to study God’s Word and share the Gospel with others. He taught us confidence, to trust God in all situations, stressed the importance of family and loved being a grandfather. He was encouraging, supportive, and always enjoyed making us laugh. Some of his favorite hobbies included reading, bible study, watching movies and enjoying music with friends and family. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Gary is preceded in death by his father, Samuel H. Nassiff.
Survivors: His loving wife of 40 years, Marie Nassiff; son, Justin Nassiff and wife, Jennifer; daughter, Tiffany Howe and husband, Geoffrey; son, Kevin Nassiff and wife Kassi; mother, LouAnn Nassiff, brother, Ronny Nassiff; sister, Cynthia Unger and husband Tim; grandchildren, Korben Nassiff, Makenna Nassiff and Colton Howe; nephews: Ben Unger, Thomas Unger, Kerby Nassiff, Daniel Nassiff and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Michial “Mikey” Sanders

Fort Worth-Michial “Mikey” Sanders passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at the age of 65.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday at Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Michial’s name to the charity of your choice.
Michial Dwaynne Sanders was born Feb. 6, 1953 in Grapevine, Texas to Burnis and Dorothy Sanders. He was a member of Haltom City Chapter Moose Lodge. Mikey was an avid hunter and fisherman and he will be remembered for his love of the auto races.
Survivors: Daughter, Megan Cookus and husband, Richard Jr.; sisters; Patti Roberts and Cindi Morgan; mother, Dorothy Martin; grandson, Dillion Michial Cookus; constant companion and best friend, Linda Sanders and many other extended family and friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 335-4557

Bobby Joe Durham

Fort Worth-Bobby Joe Durham was born April 4, 1949 in Hillsboro and passed away on January 15, 2019.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Burial: A private interment will be held at Itasca Cemetery.
Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.
Bobby graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1968. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Flora Christine Durham and a brother, Robert Durham, Jr.
Survivors: Brother, George Durham (Judy) of Waxahachie and a niece, Deana Benninger (Josh) of Adkins.

Brown, Owens & Brumley
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 335-4557

William “Bill” Louis Lahmer

William “Bill” Louis Lahmer, 58, was welcomed into Heaven on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday,  January 19, 2019, at Turning Point Church, 10700 Old Burleson Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76140. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home at 425 S. Henderson St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104.  All whose lives were touched by Bill are invited to celebrate and honor his life whether at visitation, memorial service, or both.
Bill was born to Richard Lawrence Lahmer and Katherine Louise Lahmer on February 27, 1960 in Fort Worth, Texas where he lived his entire life. Bill leaves behind a legacy of kindness, hard work, and a love and dedication to his family and friends who miss him dearly and will celebrate him always. His Christianity was demonstrated every day through faith, hope and love that sustained and strengthened him. Bill was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, Texas, graduating from Arlington Heights High School in 1978.
Bill was a master in his field of HVACR, and an icon to the industry. His career spans 40 years and began in 1978 as a driver with Tersco (now United Refrigeration) which promoted to store management. He became employed by Koldaire Supply in sales and inventory control and then moved into a position as a service technician with GEEP Mechanical in 1996. In 2002, he became an HVACR instructor for a local vocational school in addition to his position as a service technician. In 2005, he enjoyed the capstone of his career by launching his own HVACR service business, Lahmer Air Conditioning and Heating. His passion for excellence in HVACR service fueled his desire to found Texas Career Center, a local vocational school, specializing in the instruction of HVACR to aspiring students.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Frederick Lahmer and Richard Lahmer. Bill is survived by his loving wife Tamra Rene Lahmer, his children William Lawrence Lahmer, Dwayne Daniel Lahmer, Randi Lyn Craig and husband Norman, Cassandra Rene Engel and husband John, Cheree Annette Flowers, Arthur Lee Flowers; his grandchildren Khloe, Cameron, Logan, Nolyn, Collin, Shayla, Valencia, Alexanndria, Christa, Devon, Tristan, Ashanti, Devonte, Ashton, Mason, Anneyah, Omar, Sadie, Aliyah, Penelope and A.J.; sister Lynn Ryan and husband Peter; nephews Chris Ryan and Thomas Lahmer.

Brown, Owens & Brumley
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 335-4557