OBITUARY

L. Bernard Brockman

October 20, 1925March 18, 2010

L. Bernard Brockman, 84, passed away March 18, 2010 in Fort Smith. He was born October 20, 1925, in Conway, AR to Jacob Lewis Brockman and Mary Alma Henderson Brockman. Bernard graduated from Conway High School, and received his Bachelors Degree from Oklahoma State University where he was editor of the yearbook in 1949. He was the former owner/operator of Mity Mite Motors for 25 years, was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School class, the Pacesetters, was a former superintendent of the church education department and also taught Sunday school. He was a former member of the Noon Exchange Club and was an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII. Bernard was an avid football fan, and loved following the Razorbacks, as well as high school football. He was a St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball fan, loved to fish, and he enjoyed singing with the “Tone Blenders” at Methodist Village retirement home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jean Brockman . He is survived by 1 daughter; Susan Schulte and husband Mike, of Fort Smith, AR, 1 son; Dr. David Brockman and wife Lori, of North Little Rock, AR, 1 sister; Terisa Colley and husband Tyler, of McKinney, TX, 2 brothers; Don Brockman and wife Sandy, of Vian, OK and Ed Brockman and wife Debbie, of Vian, OK, 6 grandchildren; Luke, Ben, and Tyler Brockman, all of North Little Rock, AR, Betsy Porta and husband Gabe, of Fayetteville, AR, Leah Ramsey and husband Chris, of Fort Smith, AR, and Brock Schulte and wife Sarah, of Fayetteville, AR,; 2 great-grandsons; Andrew and Caleb Porta of Fayetteville, AR, and several loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, March 20, 2010, in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Private family graveside will be Monday, March 22, 2010 at the Fort Smith National cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Brock Schulte, Luke, Ben, and Tyler Brockman, Gabe Porta, and Chris Ramsey.

Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Gleaners Sunday school class and the Pacesetters.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 200 N. 15th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 20, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, March 19, 2010

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Private family
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Donna Fine

March 20, 2010

We are so sorry for the physical loss of your father, Bernard. He was sucha gentleman. He came to the clinic with Susanne and Rose and then they went to eat Bar-B-Que. Sometimes they brought Ruth Taylor. They always wanted to get their feet done so they could get out to eat at 11:30. We know he is no longer suffering with all his physical ills. God was good to him by taking him home. Remember the good times and laugh, cry over the sad times, but enjoy each memory that you have of your father.

David Vandergriff

March 20, 2010

Susan: I'm very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I enjoyed visiting with him and teaching his Sunday School class before I moved to LR. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. David

Gabe Porta

March 20, 2010

"Granddaddy" you were the best. I thank you for being a part of my life. You've been a great granddaddy to Brock, Leah and Betsy, and a great father to Susan and David. Thank you so much for all the great food memories: Baker's, Venetian Inn, etc, etc. Ill miss you asking about work and my "clients", and will definately miss the wonderful prayers you always said before each meal: "bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies and our lives to Thy service". My friend you were blessed, and we were even more blessed having you in our lives. Im sure you're in heaven eating the best meal ever. We love you, we miss you, and one day will see you again. God Bless and Godspeed.

Evelyn Martin

March 20, 2010

We just thought Bernard was one of the nicest people we have ever known. Such a good father, husband, grandfather and good Christian man. It was always a pleasure to be around Bernard and Anna Jean, our cousin.

Reta Davis

March 20, 2010

David and Lori...so sorry to hear about your dad. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you. I have no doubt he is very happy to be "home" with your mom. You are in our prayers. Hope to see you soon. Love, Kelly & Reta

Terisa Brockman-Colley

March 20, 2010

Bernard, You were the most wonderful and caring big brother that anyone could have. Thank you for always being there for me. It meant more than you knew. I love you and will miss your phone calls so very much. You will always be in my heart. Until we meet again, Terisa

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