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Capt. Gerald Michael Brones, 68, Gilchrist


Last updated 11/22/2021 at 1:34pm

Capt. Gerald Michael Brones, 68, of Gilchrist, Texas was welcomed into his heavenly home on November 17, 2021, in Illinois. 

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Joe Brandon.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Mora, Minnesota, on September 13, 1953, he was the son of Harvey Brones and Carleen (Collins) Brones. Gerald adored his dogs and loved playing ball with them. He spoiled them rotten, often feeding them steaks. He dedicated his entire life to his children and providing the best life he could for them. On his off-time, however rare it would be, he enjoyed kicking back with a cold Budlight on his deck and listening to Big Dog 106. Gerald was a member of the Seaman's Church and his lifetime career was as a River Boat Captain. He will be deeply missed by all those who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Carleen Brones.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Dorma Brandon Brones of Gilchrist; children, Brandi Michelle Brones and Damon Vilo and Christopher "Mickey" Brones and Crystal Yocham; grandchildren, Ashton Sezer and fiancé Jhett Simmons, Christian Brones and Colton Boudreaux; brother, Capt. Kenny Brones, Sr.; fur-babies, Paisley, Maggie and Sophie; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.


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