Obituary of Thomas Brookman, Jr
Thomas Henry Brookman, Jr., Passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Celebration of Life service: 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Ridglea Country Club, Reverend Carol Record, Center of Unity, will officiate.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Canine Companions For Independence, P.O. Box 630919, Irving, Texas 75063 or to Center of Unity,1650 Hughes Road, Grapevine, Texas, 76051.
Thomas, also known during his life as Tom, Tommy, Lawyer Brookman, Daddy, Grandaddy, Papa, Papa Tom and Honey, was born in 1929 to Velma Johnston and Thomas Henry Brookman, Sr. The family lived in Strawn Texas and Fort Worth.
Following graduation from Texas A&M, Tom became Claims Manager for The Hartford Group. He graduated from SMU School of Law in 1962 and practiced law in Fort Worth for many years as a sole practitioner. When his daughter, Robin Baird Kinsel, and son, John Walton Brookman joined him they formed the firm of Brookman, Baird and Brookman until Tom retired in 1995.
He was loved by all who knew him for his kindness, tolerance, loyalty and love of life. He was definitely one of a kind.
Survivors: He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Brenda Brookman; his children, Robin Baird Kinsel and her husband Jeff, Mark Thomas Brookman and his wife, Nellie, John Walton Brookman and his wife, Bari, and their mother, Mary Lou Brookman Bryant; step-children, Jami deLorimier and her husband John, Dede Echols, and Max Stone; Seventeen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two nieces and three nephews.
He was an exceptional father to all of the children and took tremendous pride in his grandchildren and great grandchildren.