Norman Brake

Norman Spencer Brake

Saturday, December 22nd, 1928 - Saturday, October 26th, 2019
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Norman Spencer Brake, 90, died October 26, 2019 at an Arlington hospital following a short illness.

Visitation will be at Wade Family Funeral Home on Tuesday October 29, from 6 PM to 8 PM. A memorial service will be held at Mayfield Road Baptist Church on Wednesday October 30, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Norman’s name to the Mayfield Road Baptist Church Capital Improvements fund or Gideons International.

Norman was born on December 22, 1928 in Poteau, Oklahoma to Culley and Nellie Brake. He spent his early years in Duncan, Oklahoma before joining the Navy in 1946. He retired from the Navy in 1967 as a meteorologist. He completed his education, then had a long career as a Math teacher at Sam Houston High School and Martin High School until his retirement in 1993. He was also active through the years in Gideons International and the Kiwanis Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne, and his parents.

Norman is survived by his brother Bobby Brake of Duncan, Oklahoma, daughter and son-in-law Norma Brake and Hugh Lomas of Arlington, Texas, son and daughter-in-law Paul and Allison Brake of Reston, Virginia, daughter and son-in-law Joni and Richard Temple of Arlington, Texas, and daughter and son-in-law Anita and Jerry Gormley of Arlington, Texas, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Mayfield Road Baptist Church
    1701 East Mayfield Road
    ARLINGTON, TX 76014
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Byron Bates

Posted at 12:19pm
My heartfelt condolences Anita. Such good memories of such a great, funny & kind man. Love and peace to you and your whole family.

Mary Lewis-Handley

Posted at 08:23am
So sorry Anita, Joni and the rest of your sweet family for your loss. Norman was a great man and will be missed by many.

Keeping you all in my prayers today.
Mary Handley

Larry Jones

Posted at 06:59am
To Anita and all of Norm's family, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I taught with Norm for years, and along with others, would go to lunch from time to time after he retired. I respected Norm for his work ethic, personal wisdom, and his outspoken faith in God.

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