William R. Brazil: June 22, 2017

Published 4:16 pm Thursday, June 29, 2017

LAKE JACKSON, Texas — Mr. William Ronald “Ron” Brazil, age 72, of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Ron was born in Tifton, Georgia; his parents were the late William Velma and Doshie Brazil of Americus, Georgia. He attended school and graduated from Americus High School, then became a member of the U.S. Navy.

He moved to Atlanta, Ga., and began his banking career of 52 years at the Trust Company of Georgia Bank where he worked at night in the computer department when information was posted on cards. He attended Georgia State College in Atlanta and after graduating enrolled in banking courses in Louisiana to finish his education. He worked for a number of years in local banks in Lake Jackson, Manvel and Clute before his retirement on March 31, 2017.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Diane Brazil; brother, Estrell Brazil; sisters, Willard Montgomery, Sara Shaw and Barbara Murch.

He leaves behind family including brother, Eric Brazil; sister, Bernice Hurd; stepdaughter, Brenda Sanford; son-in-law, Brent Sanford; granddaughter, Ashlyn Sanford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral arrangements are being made by Lakewood Funeral Home. Visitation for the public will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 29.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 30.