Brodnax, Jarrod Laine Jarrod Laine Brodnax, 32, was received into the hands of God, Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Visitation: 6pm to 8pm Monday, January 21, 2013 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church; 1201 SH 360; Mansfield, TX 76063. Funeral Service: 11am Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Midlothian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or the Nathan Gardner Fund through the Mansfield Fire Department. An account has also been established for Jarrod's two young children at Vintage Bank, PO Box 1459, Midlothian, TX 76065. Jarrod was born March 28, 1980, in Dallas to Ricky and Karen Brodnax. He graduated from Midlothian High School in 1999. While in college, he met his best friend and soulmate, Melissa Wolf, and they were married May 1, 2004. In September 2006, Jarrod began his career as a Mansfield firefighter and paramedic where he was recognized and awarded Rookie Of The Year. Jarrod was quite passionate about his work and instructed EMT/paramedic courses at Navarro Junior College for several years. He was a member of the Midlothian First Baptist Church and loved the outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing, or going to a Rangers game. Jarrod's favorite roles in life were as a father and husband. Although his time as a father was short, his love and devotion for his children was unequaled. Many thanks to the Mansfield Fire Department and community for all their love and support the past two years. Jarrod will be deeply missed and always loved by his family and many friends. Survivors: Wife of eight years, Melissa Brodnax; daughters, Maryn and Larkyn Brodnax of Midlothian; parents, Ricky and Karen Brodnax of Midlothian; sister, Mandi Wilcox and husband, Brian, of Midlothian; nephew, Jaxon Wilcox of Midlothian; maternal grandfather, William James and wife, Faye, of Cedar Creek; father and mother in-law, Rodney and Norma Wolf; brother-in-law, Nathan Wolf of Midlothian; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives; and companion, Alli, his yellow labrador retriever.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 22, 2013