July 26, 1926 - February 8, 2022
Charles Joseph Brandt of Farmers Branch, Texas passed away Tuesday February 8th, 2022, at the age of 95.
He was lovingly cared for during the COVID-19 pandemic in the home of his daughter Bev and son-
in-law John Grimley.
He was born on July 26, 1926, in Muskogee Oklahoma to Bernard Franklin Brandt and Jeanette Ross
Brandt. He grew up during the depression. After being drafted into the US Army he followed General
Patton’s tanks through Europe. He was enroute to take part in the invasion of Japan when the first
atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. By the time his ship arrived in port, Japan had surrendered,
and he and his fellow soldiers became part of its occupation.
After the war ended, he returned home to work in the family-owned grocery store in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In Dallas Texas he found a career in the early days of computers and later built his own successful
He met Phyllis Bryce on a blind date, and they married in 1949. Their marriage of 68 years was a
beautiful witness of love to all who knew them. They raised ten children together. They were founding
members of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church. Charley was a humble, quiet, gentle man with a strong
faith in God and a wry sense of humor. He exhibited heroic virtue throughout his life especially during
the six-year period he served as primary caregiver to his beloved wife Phyllis.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bernard Brandt and Owen Morris Brandt, his wife
Phyllis Bryce Brandt and his daughter Patricia Jeanette Fernandez. He is survived by his sister Mary
Anne Reed, his children Mary Beth Barron and husband Kirk, son-in-law Richard Fernandez, C.J. Brandt
Jr. and wife Martha, Jeanne Yargicoglu and husband Atalay, Thomas Brandt and wife Mary, Elaine Teves
and husband Chris, Bev Grimley and husband John, Edward Brandt and wife Gloria, Rita Ford and
husband Scott, Laura Nelson and husband Jay, 32 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many
nieces and nephews.
Visitation – Monday February 14th 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Rosary 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
North Dallas Funeral Home
Funeral – Tuesday February 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
Interment – 1:30 p.m. Calvary Hill Cemetery
Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren
Jennifer and Bonnie Allen-Barron – Adonis Allen-Barron
Katie and Michael Williams – Lorelei and Camille Williams
Greg and Michele Barron – John and Harrison Barron
Tony and Maureen Fernandez – Leo, Elena and Ramona Fernandez
Diana and Jacob Taylor – Peter, Robin and Lucy Taylor
Andy and Paola Fernandez Michael Fernandez
Emily and Russell Headlee Joshua Brandt
Ben Yargicoglu Kenan Yargicoglu
Erin and Aleks Babic
Nicholas and Kathryn Brandt – Josephine Brandt
Christopher and Jennifer Brandt – Grace and Abigail Brandt
Catherine Brandt Anthony Brandt
Elizabeth Brandt Stephen Brandt
James Walter Gooch Jr. Joseph and Alyssa Gooch
Patrick and Jackie Grimley Alyssa Grimley
Matthew Brandt David Brandt
Jessica and Karis Reavis
Sam and Sarah Ford – Marion Ford
Jack Ford Grace Ford
Margaret Nelson Cal Nelson- Charles Nelson