Shannon Joe Brockman
Shannon Joe Brockman of Sabinal died on March 9, 2014, at the age of 90. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at the Uvalde Church of Christ in Uvalde. He was born on Dec. 20, 1923, in Albuquerque, N.M. He was the fourth of eight children born to Sue Azilee Bozeman and Emery Clarence Brockman. The Brockman family that he grew up in was one of the pioneering families in Quemado Valley. He left Quemado with his brother, Clifton, and moved to New Mexico where they did land leveling for several years. He then tried his hand at farming on the plains of west Texas before moving back to Quemado. It was there he met his bride, Mary Dean Lewis, and her two children, Andy and Nettie Susan. They were married for 48 years prior to her death. The couple had a chicken farm in Del Rio for many years and later moved to Eagle Pass, where he started a small animal business that they continued in Uvalde and Sabinal. He remained active in that business until just a couple of years ago. Along with his family and work life, Brockman preached God’s word, teaching and serving people in Comstock, Del Rio, Brackettville and La Pryor right up to the age of 90. The family said upon hearing of his death, one local minister remarked, “Joe Brockman is legendary in this part of Texas.” His life was celebrated on his 90th birthday in December, 2013 with a large community party. Friends and family gathered from all over Texas to honor him. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and three siblings, Bess Brockman Bradley, Byrl Brockman Sr. and Clarence Brockman. He is survived by two children, Andrew Haskell Lewis III and wife, Susan, of Del Rio and Nettie Susan White of Sabinal; three grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; three great-grandsons; four siblings, Gene Brockman Carter and husband, Bill, of Del Rio, David Brockman and wife, Ethel, of Ft. Stockton, Don Brockman of San Antonio, and Clifton Brockman of Del Rio; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family requests memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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