NORMAN — John Bradley “Brad” Rountree was born on May 18, 1967, in New Orleans and died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
Brad is survived by his loving wife, Karin, son, Kyle and daughter, Rachael of Lake Dallas; mother and stepfather, Pat and Barry Elsom of Galveston, Texas; father, Rick Rountree, his significant other Carol Jacobson and her daughter Natalie; and sister, Gail Blaylock and husband John and their children Austin and Jackson of Norman. Brad is also survived by sister-in-law, Dagmar Wood, her husband Eric and their four children; in-laws Elke and Jim Mitchell and Dieter and Trudy Deuchler; and many friends who will miss him deeply.
Brad graduated from Paris, Texas, High School and Paris Junior College. Brad loved the outdoors and was running his own ranch/petting zoo outside Marietta at the time of his death. Brad had a big heart, a loving personality and never knew a stranger. Brad will be deeply missed by the many lives he touched.
Visitation and memorial services will be 1 p.m. today at DeBerry Funeral Chapel, 2025 W. University Drive, Denton, TX 76201. The services will be performed by the family’s Pastor Jeff Wickwire. Burial will be immediately thereafter at Swisher Cemetery near the family’s home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Dallas Animal Services, P.O. Box 368, Lake Dallas, TX 75065, in honor of Brad’s love for animals.
May God bless the family and friends who loved Brad, watch over them and draw them near as he goes home to be with our Heavenly Father.
Norman Transcript, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013