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Windell Curtis Brockway, 77, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away May 28, 2017.
He was born March 17, 1940, in Royse City, Texas, to William Eugene Brockway and Euna (Miles) Brockway. Mr. Brockway met the love of his life, Donna Kay Arey, at the Dairy Queen in Greenville. He and Donna were married for 59 years and raised their four children in the Royse City and Rockwall areas. In order to provide for his family, Mr. Brockway enjoyed a 27-year career with Safeway Foods and, upon his retirement from Safeway, began working as a maintenance supervisor for the Garland ISD, a position he held for more than 18 years before becoming ill. On the side, he and his sons and son-in-law were always working on construction projects. They were either under a house or on a roof. In his younger years, he coached boxing and baseball to his brothers and sons and the kids in the community. In his spare time Mr. Brockway loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed watching his favorite teams, the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. Windell was a man of faith. He was a member of Millwood Church in Union Valley, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Brockway; children Jeff Brockway, Mark Brockway and wife Sharon, Kip Brockway and wife Kristen and Tammy Triem and husband Terry; sister Charlise Taylor; brothers Ted Brockway and wife Sheila, Buck Brockway and wife Renee and Buster Brockway and wife Pat; grandchildren Travis Triem, Nina and Paul Glotz, Cody Brockway, Clint Brockway, Tiffany and John Maxwell, Blake and Jen Brockway, Justin and Taylor Brockway and Emily Brockway; and great-grandchildren Jakob Maxwell, Triniti Maxwell and Christian Maxwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Billy, Jeff and Johnny Ray Brockway, Helen Sangster, Darlene Melton and Shirley Smart.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Pastor Kip Brockway officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Wednesday morning prior to the funeral beginning at 10 a.m.
Memorials in Windell's name may be made to Millwood Church, PO Box 87, Royse City, TX 75189.
Published on May 30, 2017
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