October 7, 1944 - November 2, 2018
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:
James Christopher Herrin
Honorary Pallbearers will be George Cooper and Wallace Parker
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