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Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Harold Brake

October 24, 1934May 9, 2020

Harold Dean Brake (October 24, 1934 - May 9, 2020)

Harold Dean Brake, 85, of Wichita Falls went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Harold was born on October 24, 1934, on the family farm at Elmer, OK, the son of the late Ralph and Georgia (Winn) Brake. He was the sixth child of eight. Harold graduated from Southside School in 1952. He grew up hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed fishing for years to come, and provided wonderful fish fries for family and many friends and neighbors. He loved his Dallas Cowboys football team and he never missed the Rangers and Mavericks when they played. Harold was united in marriage to Mary Pauline Cope on 29 March, 1957 in Manitou, OK. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this March. After his dad could no longer farm by himself due to illness, Harold returned from the Army to help out on the family farm. He and his wife eventually moved to Wichita Falls, TX, where he worked for the TX State Highway Department for 28 years until retirement in 1995. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Paul, Tommy, and Grady, and sister Loucyle. Harold is survived by his wife, Mary of Wichita Fall, his sister, Martha Vaughan of Lawton, OK, brother, Kenneth Brake of Hastings, OK, and sister, Karen Bartling of Altus, OK. He leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews and cousins in TX, OK, WA and CA. He was a good and kind man and always willing to help a neighbor, friend, or even a stranger. Family graveside services will be held Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. Online condolences may be made at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com

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Caroline Johnson

May 16, 2020

Please pray for mary and family harold was a sweet and loving to his wife mary

Elaine Jones

May 16, 2020

Prayers for Mary and family during this difficult time. We have very fond memories of Harold. Some of which were hanging out with Harold and Mary on nice Texas evenings, sitting in the drive way talking and waving to those who passed by. And can’t go without mentioning those fish fry’s. The guys would get out early in the morning, head to the lake, and come back with a big batch of catfish to clean. Then it was time to plan for that meal. It always was a great time. Wish we could be with you all today. Please know you are in our thoughts.

Joe Sledge

May 13, 2020

Harold was a great friend but best of all he was my fishing buddy. On September 12th 2001 we watched the sunrise from the middle of lake Wichita from my small tin boat. The sun burned orange and there was a gentle breeze. We didn’t have a care in the world- just two guys out to catch some catfish. I don’t recall whether we caught anything - and it really didn’t matter. The world was in turmoil, but we were at peace.
I miss those days.
In many ways he was a better man than my father and I will miss him.
He has gone to that honey hole where the fish always bite and there is no limit!
Joe Sledge

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Harold Dean Brake
(October 24, 1934 - May 9, 2020)

Harold Dean Brake, 85, of Wichita Falls went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 9, 2020.
Harold was born on October 24, 1934, on the family farm at Elmer, OK, the son of the late Ralph and Georgia (Winn) Brake. He was the sixth child of eight. Harold graduated from Southside School in 1952. He grew up hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed fishing for years to come, and provided wonderful fish fries for family and many friends and neighbors. He loved his Dallas Cowboys football team and he never missed the Rangers and Mavericks when they played.
Harold was united in marriage to Mary Pauline Cope on 29 March, 1957 in Manitou, OK. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this March.
After his dad could no longer farm by himself due to illness, Harold returned from the Army to help out on the family farm. He and his wife eventually moved to Wichita Falls, TX, where he worked for the TX State Highway Department for 28 years until retirement in 1995.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Paul, Tommy, and Grady, and sister Loucyle.
Harold is survived by his wife, Mary of Wichita Fall, his sister, Martha Vaughan of Lawton, OK, brother, Kenneth Brake of Hastings, OK, and sister, Karen Bartling of Altus, OK. He leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews and cousins in TX, OK, WA and CA.
He was a good and kind man and always willing to help a neighbor, friend, or even a stranger.
Family graveside services will be held Saturday.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. Online condolences may be made at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com

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