CARROLLTON — Funeral services for Gary Brand, 66, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Brand officiating. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Rosser Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jerry Brand, Charles Clifton, Max Fowler, Hal Hollingsworth, Bob Monk and David Warren. Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Brand.
Gary passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Plano, Texas. He was born in Cleburne, Texas, on Aug. 23, 1946, the son of Lola Nell (Ballard) and client Vernon Brand. Gary graduated from Cleburne High School in 1964 and was a member of 4-H in Bono. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1974 with a BBA and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity. Gary was a real estate broker and salesman from 1976-88. He worked as a computer programmer for Texas Instruments, Electronic Data Systems and was working for the Dallas Morning News at the time of his death. Gary was a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano where he served as a greeter. He was a gifted piano player an enjoyed playing the popular tunes of his day, especially “Last Date,” “Boogie Woogie” and “The Entertainer.”
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Clint Wesley Brand; and sister, Nell Baskett.
Gary is survived by his sons, Troy and Jeff Brand of Carrollton; sisters, Brenda Sendgraff of Cleburne and Becky Babian of Arlington; former wife, Sherry McIver Brand of Carrollton; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins.
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Rosser Funeral Home
1664 W. Henderson St.
Cleburne, TX 76033