OBITUARY

John Everett Brothers

August 10, 1926June 2, 2020

We have lost another of the Greatest Generation. Dr. John Brothers, combat veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Pacific during WWII, passed away on June 2, 2020. John was born to Charles and Addie Brothers in Grimes, OK on August 10, 1926. The family of 6 enduring great hardship during the Great Depression and dust bowl, migrating to the west coast in search of work. After returning to Oklahoma, John joined the Navy. Upon return from the war, he graduated from Leedey High School and married Vilet Herren. They had two sons, Lance and Bruce.

John received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma City University. He then became a teacher and later a Principal in the Oklahoma City public school system. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, he became Director of Ninety elementary schools and later ten middle schools for the Oklahoma City Public school system.

John retired as a professor at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra, sons Lance and wife Betsy, Bruce and wife Natalie, granddaughters Catie Brothers and Sarah Brothers May and great granddaughters Elizabeth and Francis. He will be greatly missed.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or an organization of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra, sons Lance and wife Betsy, Bruce and wife Natalie, granddaughters Catie Brothers and Sarah Brothers May and great granddaughters Elizabeth and Francis. He will be greatly missed.
  • DONATIONS

  • Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or an organization of your choice.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Memories

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Shari Wolfe

June 7, 2020

I am so sad to hear Uncle John passed. I will miss him very much. He was an intelligent and wonderful Uncle. I loved him so much. I loved his help during my last year of college when I was with him and Aunt Sandra. You will be missed. Love, Shari

KEN & JOAN WOLFE

June 6, 2020

John was a great brother-in-law, professor, and gentleman. He was a fabulous husband to my sister, Sandra, and will be deeply missed by all of his family. I loved how he accepted my children, especially "magillicudy", my son Marc. We greatly enjoyed John and Sandra's visits to our home in California. Their participation in our little family get together at the Marriott in Palm Desert was greatly appreciated. They were able to meet my new granddaughter, Amber. The photo below is from their visit during their journey to see John's son in Honolulu in 1997. In closing, both Joan and I send our deepest sympathy and wish Sandra a continued happy life with his memories. May John rest in Peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY