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Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

William "Bill" E. Brophy

September 1, 1943November 29, 2019

William "Bill" E. Brophy, 76, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at his Austin home.

Bill was born on September 1, 1943 in New Rochelle, NY to the late Ross A. and Helen Smartt Brophy. He was a Travis HS Rebel and then graduated from Southwest Texas State College with a Business degree and an Air Force commission, separating as a Captain. Bill joined Ryder Truck Leasing in 1969 moving to Arizona and then California. In 1973, he returned to Austin beginning a long career in Real Estate with Nash Phillips/Copus, Keller Williams and Clark Wilson Homes. He was especially proud that he was chosen Salesman of the Year, 1977, Austin Board of Realtors; Sales Manager of the Year, 1981, Nash Phillips/ Copus; as well as Outstanding Lieutenant Governor, 1978-1979, Optimist International. In recent years, he sold Errors and Omissions insurance through REO Advisors, Inc. Bill was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, the Capital Rod and Gun Club, Manchaca Optimists, Austin Board of Realtors, and Abiding Love Lutheran Church.

Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Diana “Di” Veh Brophy; his daughters: Keri Brophy-Martinez and husband Mike and Ande Brophy and Justin Tolar; Grandchildren: Joaquin & Remy Martinez and Lily Tolar; all of Austin.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 4, 2020, 11 am at Abiding Love Lutheran Church with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Abiding Love Lutheran Church, 40thAnniversary Celebration.

Services

4 January

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Abiding Love Lutheran Church

7210 Brush Country Rd
Austin, TX 78749

Memories

William "Bill" E. Brophy

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Jim Smith

December 10, 2019

Bill was one of the nicest of the class of 1961 at William B. Travis High School, I always considered him a good friend and will always miss him. Rave on Bill.

Rhonda Behrends

December 10, 2019

Di, Keri, Ande and family,
Ryan and I were so saddened to hear of Bill's passing. We had some good times with Bill. I remember the fun we had on our jeep ride looking at bluebonnets one year. Bill enjoyed the scenery and we always planned another ride someday. He loved a good game of 42 also. He was my partner at the last reunion and we had some very risky bids! God be with you as you remember and cherish the special times with your husband, father and grandfather.

Reggie Kikta

December 10, 2019

Bill was the second person we came to know after moving to Austin in ‘79. He found us our first house. Over the years he watched our family grow and found us our second house that has become our family home now for almost 40 years. We all were part of starting a new Worshipping Community Known as Abiding Love and worked side by side all these 40 years. Bill and Di both are loved dearly by Steve and I. Rest In Peace dear friend and comfort and peace to Di and the rest of the family. ❤️

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