FORT WORTH — Perry Gates Brockmeyer passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the age of 77.
Memorial service: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange, Fort Worth.
Perry was born Feb. 26, 1938, to the late William Perry and Mariette Blakley Gates Brockmeyer in Kirksville, Mo. His family moved from Missouri to Lubbock in 1950 where he graduated from Monterrey High school, class of 1957. He then moved to DFW to attend the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Sciences where he graduated with licensing as a funeral director and embalmer in 1958. He received his certification as an EMT in 1975.
Perry worked for several funeral homes across Texas. He also worked for several emergency medical services in Texas. In 1966, Perry was called to Austin to aid the victims of the mass shooting at the University of Texas. He received his 50-year recognition pin from the Texas Funeral Directors Association in 2008.
He dearly loved history and never met a stranger. Whether he knew someone for five minutes or a hundred years, he always had a story to tell.
Survivors: Daughter, LeAnna Pittman; brother, Linze Brockmeyer; nephews, Christopher Brockmeyer, William Brockmeyer and Jesse Brockmeyer; other family members, Pamela Lopez, Sandra Morales, Miguel Morales and Marisela Lopez; the Harmon family who had a special hand in raising his daughter; and EMS family across the state.
BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557