Jack Weldon Brookshire, age 90, of Pecos, Texas, went to be with our Lord and Savior on 11/08/23. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Born on December 10, 1932, in Slaton, Texas, Weldon was the beloved child of Jack and Ola Brookshire. He married the love of his life, Clara Jean Brookshire, on May 19, 1957. They recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year. They have been proud members of the West Park Baptist Church in Pecos for 62 years. Weldon was a devout Christian, deacon of the church, and had a devout love for Jesus Christ. He demonstrated this by both his words and his actions. It is because of Weldon’s faith that his family feels comforted knowing he is at peace in the arms of the Lord.
Weldon served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War as part of the 509th Bomb Wing. While serving, he developed a great interest in airplanes and bomber planes. He took his family to several air shows over the years. He also had the privilege of going on the Permian Basin Honor Flight to Washington DC with his son Jack in May of 2017. He was a proud veteran and had a great love for his country.
Weldon was a remarkable husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He found solace in the simplicity of life. He took refuge in his shop and garage, where he spent countless hours tinkering with antique cars, restoring them to their prime. He had an extraordinary love for antiques, especially automobiles. He established the Memory Lane Car museum in Pecos, Texas, formerly in Ballinger, Texas. He was a proud member of the West Texas Antique Automobile Club of America and participated in the annual Grand Ole Tour 57 out of 58 years.
He established B&B Wrecker Service in Pecos, Texas, in 1951. He spent his life working hard and building an incredibly successful business that still operates today by his grandson, Justin Stokes. Weldon worked tirelessly day and night for so many years, until he was physically unable to work anymore. Although he worked so much, you would never hear him complain.
Weldon served in the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department for 42 years. He was Pecos first Fire Marshal. He served as the Fire chief and assistant fire chief and safety officer during his years in fire department.
Weldon was a masterful fixer, possessing the extraordinary ability to mend anything that came his way. Vibrant and brimming with life, he embarked on numerous adventures throughout his 90 years, sharing laughter and joy with all who were fortunate to be in his company. His unbridled sense of humor endeared him to many, and he relished the moments spent with his family and friends. He loved to travel and managed to visit all 50 states over the years. He loved taking long road trips and would often take his kids and grandkids.
Weldon was the most giving man you could ever meet. He would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. He was the kind of man you could depend on for anything. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren can attest to this.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Ola Brookshire, his two daughters, Debbie Bertelson and Eddie Jo Stokes, as well as his brother, Fred Brookshire.
Weldon leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories for his devoted wife, Jeanne, his son, Jack Brookshire and his wife, Tylene, as well as ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind two brothers and three sisters. They will carry his memory forward, remembering the warmth of his smile, the sound of his laughter, and the love he shared with each of them.
Weldon will forever remain in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. May his adventurous spirit, his love for life's simple pleasures, and his enduring sense of humor serve as an enduring testament to a life well-lived.
Visitation for Weldon will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023 at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel from 10:30 am - 9:00 pm, With a Family and Friends Gathering from 6:00pm-8:00pm also on Friday.
Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at West Park Baptist Church in Pecos at 10:00am, The Family has requested that the day of the funeral for everyone to wear Weldon's Favorite Color Red.
Burial will follow in Ballinger at Evergreen Cemetery at 4:30 pm following the Funeral on Saturday.
We would like to thank Dr. Taylor Kingman, with Shannon Urology, and Dr. Raj Cheruku, with Shannon Oncology. It is because of the expertise and care of these doctors that we got more quality years with our Pawpaw.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donations be made to AngelsCare Hospice in Midland. They took amazing care of Weldon during his final days on earth.