Herbert John C. Brook

January 26, 1943April 26, 2012

Memorial services for Herbert C. “John” Brook, 69, of Temple are 2:00 pm Monday, March 30, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Temple.

Herbert was born in Zebulon, Georgia on January 26, 1943 to Herbert and Mary Dominey Brook. He married Linda Flentge on August 18, 1972 in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

After high school, Mr. Brook served in the Vietnam War under the United States Army. Among the medals he received were the Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Silver Service Star; Sharpshooter (Rifle); Good conduct Medal; Purple Heart; Combat Infantryman Badge; Army Commendation Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm. He then worked many years as a salesman with the Coca-Cola Company.

John died at his home in Temple, Texas on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the age of 69 years and 3 months and is survived by his wife, Linda Brook of Temple; a son and daughter in law, Michael and Angie Brook and a daughter Amanda Brook, all of Temple; brother, Jeffrey Brook of West Virginia and a sister, Shirley Kinard of Jackson, Georgia; and two grandchildren, Gavin and Andrea Brook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School or Trust Fund, 1019 S. Seventh Street, Temple, TX 76504 or contact

Services are under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Temple. Words of comfort may be made to the family at


  • Memorial Service Monday, April 30, 2012

Herbert John C. Brook

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March 30, 2013

Miss you dad every day.

I Love you Mike

Velinda Walton

July 9, 2012

My deepest sympathy to John's wife, children and grandchildren. John made many friends while he was with us in Georgia and he could always make everyone smile with his sense of humor. We will all miss this unique, loving, understanding, honest man! The one characteristic trait that will always remain in my memories was John's openness with his thoughts. I would like to express my empathy to you all because I lost my husband after 38 wonderful years of marriage on March 25, 2012. God Bless!

July 7, 2012

Rest in peace our dear friend. You are gone but never to be forgotten by your extended family in Georgia who loved you just like family....The Walker Family

Johnny walker

July 7, 2012

John was our friend for many years and we were sadden to hear of his passing we knew something was wrong when we did not hear from him in such a long time. Our prayers are with you. The Carl & Amy Walker family of Georgia

May 30, 2012

Susan Miller

May 28, 2012

He was a great man wish we would have gotten to know him better I know he loved you and your family very much and he is missed dearly!!If i can do ANYTHING for you or your mom please let me know!! Love ya girl

Rhonda Loftin

May 9, 2012

Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Dennis Flentge

April 30, 2012

Kathy and I are saddened by your loss. We are praying that God will sustain you. Wish we could be there with you.


Pattie Knapp

April 29, 2012

My thoughts are with you at this sad time