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Gerald John Brandt

May 21, 1946 — December 13, 2021

Amarillo, Texas

Gerald John Brandt

1946-2021

Gerald John Brandt, 75, of Amarillo went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, December 13, 2021.

A rosary and prayer service will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 16 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Shane Wieck, Rev.  John Valdez, Rev. Taylor Elzner, and Rev. Victor Hugo Andrade officiating.  Burial will be in Umbarger at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery immediately following the mass.  Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, Inc. 4100 S. Georgia Street, Amarillo, Texas.

Gerald John Brandt was born to Dennis and Marcella Brandt on May 21, 1946 in Canyon, Texas.  At the age of 18, Gerald enlisted in the Army and rose to rank of Sergeant.  He served in the Vietnam War. He received an Army Commendation Medal in 1967 and was discharged in 1968.  He began working in the wholesale plumbing business as a salesman in 1969 and advanced to become President of Amarillo Winn Supply where he still worked up until his passing. He loved working and said that “he was having too much fun to retire.”  Gerald did what so many seek out, he was passionate about his work and the customers he served and was successful in every facet of his career.  Gerald was a devout Christian who served God his entire life in the Catholic Church, becoming a member at St. Thomas at its inception in 1984. He served as an Adorer in the church, praying fervently when called upon at all hours of the day and night. Gerald served as a Master Server, a Member of Serra Club of Amarillo, Eucharistic Minister, Usher, served in the Men’s Fellowship, The Knights of Columbus and served on the Parish Board. Gerald was also a Knight of Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem 2020.

Gerald dedicated his life to family and friends.  He was a generous man who provided well for his family and helped many people throughout his life.  In his early years, he enjoyed playing in softball leagues and volleyball leagues. Later in life, he became an avid golfer and loved spending time on his land, raising small herds of cattle, during the pretty part of the year. Gerald enjoyed traveling with his wife, Truetta, and saw much of the world through business trips to Monte Carlo, Athens, Greece, London, and church sponsored trips such as visiting the Holy Lands, Ireland, and Rome. Gerald’s smile and joy was forever present, and he could make anyone smile, never meeting a stranger. Gerald and Truetta just celebrated their 50 th wedding anniversary in August 2021 with their marriage honoring God and each other throughout their marriage. Gerald took Truetta to church for their first date which is a picture of his love and service to God.  He loved his wife, kids, grandkids, and family well.  His honesty, character, and joy will forever leave a legacy.

Survivors include his wife Truetta of Amarillo, Texas, two daughters, Tisha Ham and husband Justin of Owasso, Oklahoma and Tonya Hamilton and husband Zane of Plano, Texas; four grandchildren, Rustin Ham and wife Karmyn of West Valley City, Utah,  Rance Ham, Reagan Ham, and Taylor Hamilton; three brothers Tom Brandt, Louis Brandt, and David Brandt; three brothers-in-laws James Hall, John Hall and Art Brockman; sisters-in-law Shirley Hall Bartley and Loretta Hall, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents Dennis and Marcella Brandt, his sister Janet Brockman, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Truett and Fern Hall, his nephew Gene Hall.

Memorial Donations in Gerald's memory may be made to the Amarillo Diocese attention Vocations, PO Box 5644 Amarillo, Texas 79117-5244 or to Prayer Town, P. O. Box 64, Prayer Town, Texas 79010

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

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Friday, December 17, 2021

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