David Eugene Brothers, Sr. , a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, fun-filled friend, and Christ follower was called home on September 9, 2013 after a fourteen year battle with Alzheimer's.Those who knew David remember him for his infectious sense of humor and his ability to make every day an occasion to laugh and be happy. He had a quick wit, a real love of people and a deep-seated integrity. David was born in Stranger, Texas, on August 18, 1927, to Robert T. and Sadie Brothers. David's family moved to Marlin, Texas when he was young and he graduated from Marlin High School. After graduation, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy
during and after W.W. II. David obtained his bachelor's degree in 1952 from his beloved alma mater, Baylor University. Upon graduation, he was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and spent the next 38 years there holding various management positions in the business office and marketing division. On February 9, 1957, David married the love of his life, Martha Peters, from Timpson, Texas, and they began their journey of 56 years together. From this union was born two sons, David Jr. in 1959, and Scot in 1960. David was the boys Little League manager or coach for many years. He also served as a PTA president while they were in elementary, junior high and high school.
David and Martha's years of marriage were filled with love and adoration for each other. David was dedicated to his family and serving the Lord as a Sunday school teacher/director and in many other capacities. David was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sisters, Edna Fay Lindsey and Ethel Martyr, and two brothers, Robert Brothers and Taylor Brothers. He is survived by his wife, Martha, of Sugar Land, Texas, sons, David Brothers, Jr., and wife Ann of Sugar Land, Texas, and Scot Brothers and wife Kim, of Germantown, Tennessee, and four wonderful grandchildren, Sara Beth, Rebecca (and her husband Jeff Laschober), Kristina and Ben. He is also survived by one brother, Billy Brothers of Dayton, Texas. A memorial service will be held for David on September 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Sugar Land Baptist Church, 16755 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas. Burial will be in Timpson, Texas, at the Buena Vista Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buena Vista Cemetery Association, 3442 CR 4916, Timpson, Texas 75975.