Thomas Albert Brockman, “Al,” was born on August 6, 1915 in Lathrop, CA and passed away May 18, 2015. He was raised on a dairy farm getting up at 4:00 to milk all the cows by hand. He volunteered to serve in the Marine Corp during WWII in 1944. Al was the last man to drive a six horse drawn Fresno scraper leveling land in the San Joaquin Valley. He retired from the California State Hwy. division and moved to Wellington, NV with his wife Millie.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter, grew a beautiful vegetable garden and almost always owned a horse. His biggest joy was his annual elk hunting trips to Colorado, his last at age 99. His hunting buddies will miss him.
He is survived by his daughter Susan Hanna;
son-in -law Troy; four grandchildren, Elizabeth and Kathryn Hanna and Brandon and Josh McFarland. He also leaves behind two sisters, Ettie Morgan, Gladys Merritt; and brother-in-law Kenneth plus many other family members and friends that he loved dearly including Tom Stribling, the Cortez and Heath families, Penny and Gary Rials, Bob and Debi Keifer. The family hopes that any donations be made to the K9 Soldiers http://k9soldiers.org or the Wounded Warrior Project www.wounded warrior project.org
There will be a celebration of life July 31. If you would like to attend call Susan 661-618-7941 or Tom 209-327-3377.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, July 21, 2015