February 28, 1924 – September 8, 2018
Calvin Brunken, 94, of Lubbock passed from this life Saturday, September 8, 2018. He was born February 28, 1924 in Gotebo, Oklahoma to the late Carl and Ethel Brunken. Calvin graduated from Mountain Home High School, Gentry, Arkansas and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he played football.
He married Joanna Fern Karry, January 28, 1957 she preceded him in death, January 12, 2000. Calvin owned and operated the Brunken Toyota and Chevrolet Dealership in Lubbock from 1970-1993; Frenship Motors in Wolfforth from 1993-1999 and Brunken Auto Sales from 1999 until his retirement in 2009. He was lifelong member of the Lubbock Lions Club and enjoyed car racing, fishing, gardening and crossword puzzles and was an antique car enthusiast.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Calvin is survived by his daughter, Kelly Miller and husband, Mark; son, Karry Brunken; grandchildren, Misty Silveus and husband Cameron, Kaitlin and Karley Miller; and great grandchildren Anna Mason and Lia Silveus; sisters Joe Young and Adia Ray Duke and a brother, Denton Brunken.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 Friday, September 14, 2018 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p,m, Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel with Pastor Ray Christman officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock, TX. Online condolences may be offered on our website at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.
- Carl and Ethel Mae Brunken, Parents
- Joanna Fern Karry, Wife
- 1 Brother and 3 Sisters, Siblings
- Kelly Miller and husband, Mark, and Karry Brunken, Children
- Misty Silveus and husband, Cameron, Kaitlin and Karley Miller, Grandchildren
- Anna Mason and Lia Silveus, Great-grandchildren
- Joe Young, Adia Ray Duke and Denton Brunken, Siblings
- Mark Miller
- Cameron Silveus
- Todd Teske
- Tim Teske
- Chip Kirby
- Shorty Furr
- Visitation Friday, September 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2018
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September 19, 2018
KERRY, JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU HOW SORRY I WAS TO MISS THE SERVICE BUT WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR AN OPERATION. I ALWAYS LIKED CALVIN AND HE WAS ALWAYS NICE TO ME. HE WAS ONE OF A KIND. NOT MUCH WILL HELP YOU BUT TIME. JIM POTTS
September 12, 2018
I did not know Mr. Brunken personally, but I wanted you to know a story of him. I was an 18 year old high school senior just trying to find someone to buy my Toyota MR2 and had driven all over Lubbock trying to get someone to buy my car so I could have a down payment for my car for graduation. The last place I stopped was at Mr. Brunken's place in Wolfforth and he walked out and asked me what he could do for me. I told him my situation and how I could not get my new car if I did not get what my daddy wanted for my old car. He asked me how much my daddy wanted and right there on the spot he said "Well call your daddy and tell him to come get you because you just sold your car for the right price." He was so nice to me and helped me be able to get my graduation gift. Praying for your entire family.