Jerry S. Brand, of Cleburne, TX, left his earthly playing field for the last time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the age of 67.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm, The Depot, Cleburne Railroaders Stadium (Conductor’s Club), 1906 Brazzle Blvd, Cleburne, TX 76033. This will be an informal gathering and those who wish to wear their officiating attire or jersey in honor of Jerry are encouraged to do so.
Jerry was born to parents George and Lura Belle Brand on July 6, 1950. After graduating from Cleburne High School, he continued his education at UNT. He held numerous teaching, coaching and administrative positions throughout the years and most recently retired from Venus ISD after 30 years of service. Although retiring from Education, he continued mentoring and influencing young people as a sports official, Pony director, and held multiple leadership positions with TASO Volleyball. He received numerous awards and acknowledgements throughout the years, but “Pop’s” most valued achievement is the values and principles he has instilled in so many young people’s lives.
Jerry was reunited in heaven with his parents, his brother Mike Brand, his daughter Brooke Cogburn and his grandson Parker Thresher.
He is survived by his wife Earline Brand, children: Bryant Hamilton and wife Machelle, Jenny Rodriguez and husband Aaron, Bridget Brand, Emily Brown and husband Martin, Adam Thresher and wife Stephanie and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.