Robert ‘Earl’ Brassfield | 1937-2014

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Robert “Earl” Brassfield

Robert “Earl” Brassfield, 77, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service was July 25 at Jonestown Cemetery with burial under the direction of Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Earl was born April 11, 1937, in Decatur to Floyd and Florene (Walker) Brassfield. He married Emma Baskin April 11, 2009, in Fort Worth, and he loved listening to country music. He also enjoyed his work as a mechanic.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Virginia Brassfield; his second wife, Lynette Brassfield; and three brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Brassfield of Fort Worth; sons Jerry Brassfield and wife, Marilyn, of McCurtain, Okla., Robert Brassfield and wife, Shorty, of Cisco, and Mark Brassfield and wife, Jehree, of Gorman; daughters Earlene Townsend and husband, Randy, of Henderson, Nev., Debbie Elem and husband, Mark, of Cisco, Mindy Hanes and husband, Dennis, of McCurtain, Okla., and Teresa Joseph of Seattle; stepchildren Thomas Cook of Fort Worth, Walter Cook and wife, Jamie, of Fort Worth, Lewon Horton of Fort Worth, John B. Cook of Fort Worth, and Byron Cook and wife, Charity, of Fort Worth; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother Jerry Don Brassfield of Springtown; his favorite sister-in-law, Jean Ford of Springtown; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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