Brand, Peter Robert "Pete"

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October 7, 1944 - November 2, 2018

Brand, Peter Robert "Pete"

Pete Brand, 74, of Farmers Branch, Texas went to be with his Lord, Friday November 2, 2018, surrounded by family and friends ending his fight with cancer.

Peter Robert Band was born October 7, 1944 to Dorothy (Rice) and Archie Brand of Jasper County Missouri.

He is survived by two daughters, Shelia Coker of Prairie Grove, AR and Cheryl Faulkner of Northport, AL and their children:  James Christopher Herrin, Ryan Garrett Herrin, Caleb Duane Stockburger, Chelsea Faulkner, Maci Faulkner and Chasidy Faulkner Rice along with 11 great grand children; brother, Carl and Mary Ann Brand, sister, Nancy and Norm Johnson, sister, Betsy Connor, brother, Phillip and Brenda Brand, brother, Hank and Lana Brand, sister, Barbara and Bob Landis, brother, David Brand, and sister, Martha and Mark Smith, along with grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, many nieces and nephews and a very loving church family.  He is preceded in death by his mother Dorothy, father Archie and brother Daniel.

Pete grew up in Southwest Missouri, where he married and joined the Air Force out of high school and started his trucking career hauling mobile homes while in the Air Force, he was the oldest of ten children and a little bit of a Black Sheep along the way.  He became estranged from his daughters until Shelia decided she wanted to find her daddy, picked up the phone and called a Brand phone number in Jasper, Missouri and found his brother Hank, and then both Shelia and Cheryl were able to be reacquainted with their father.  This reunion allowed Pete the chance to teach his grandson Chris how to drive a big rig and haul heavy equipment which he so enjoys doing today.  Pete also had many many adventures along life’s highway with his brother Phil and sister Betsy (the 3 musketeers).  He was a good trucker, he could load a big piece of equipment and/or park a trailer on a dime.

He influenced many people along his journey in his big rig; some of them include:  Brenda Beatler and her brother, Darrell, Tracy and Lauren, the Dallas Johnson grandchildren;  the Christian Center Church of Farmers Branch especially Sunday School where he was superintendent.

A extra special thank you to Weldon Burchett minster at Christian Center Church and his assistant Phil for all their kindness to Pete.

In lieu of flowers please donate to The Christian Center Church, 13505 Josey Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 in Pete’s name.

The family will be receiving friend and family for visitation on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Christian Center Family Church, 13505 Josey Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Celebration of Life service will be on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at Christian Center Family Church, 13505 Josey Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 with Rev. Weldon Burchett officiating.

Following the service there will be a procession to Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211 where Pete will be laid to rest with military honors.

Pallbears for Pete will be:

Phil Brand

Carl Brand

David Brand

Hank Brand

James Christopher Herrin

Barry Faulkner

Honorary Pallbearers will be George Cooper and Wallace Parker

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Roland and Gale Wilson

December 31, 2018 7:25PM

We knew Pete for 35 years. He was a dear person and an extremely hard worker. He was so thrilled to have his girls
back in his life. Our knowledge of his strong faith in the Lord eases our sorrow. He was one of the best.

Fábio Esperidião

November 16, 2018 10:01AM

Condolence to all Family

Louis Fuller

November 13, 2018 11:20AM

Mr. Pete R. Brand,
You touched so many lives with your willingness to help everyone that needed a helping hand. The wisdom and knowledge that you shared with me during our many phone calls and breakfast get together is priceless. I know your in a much better place and someday we’ll see each other again my brother. The pain in my heart will fade away but the love you shared will always be there. Love you my friend.

Heidi Parker

November 13, 2018 10:50AM

Yes was a black sheep but PRAISE THE LORD found the Lord There was no turning back became a warrior for the Lord

For those who mourn may the Lord comfort you

Charlie Mac

November 12, 2018 5:59PM

My heart hurts very deeply for one of my best friends in this world! I love,you Mr Pete Brand! Words can't say enough about this wonderful man!!

Sheila Coker

November 06, 2018 6:50PM

Daddy I just want you to know that I love you very much I know you're in a much better place but you are taking too soon I thank God for giving you to me as my daddy. I think God for what time I did get with you. I will cherish the memories that I have with you. Just remember I love you always and miss you so very much.