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Virgil & JoAnn Holbrook

November 12, 1927 December 27, 2018
Virgil & JoAnn Holbrook
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Virgil and JoAnn Holbrook passed away December 27th and December 28th, respectively, at their long-time home in Weatherford, following 69 years of marriage.

Funeral services celebrating both their lives will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday, January 3, at Greenwood Memorial Chapel, 1704 Greenwood Cut Off Rd, in Weatherford, followed by burial at Greenwood Community Cemetery and a potluck reception afterward at their home at 606 Jones Road. Visitation will be held from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Wednesday, January 2, at the Galbraith Pickard Funeral Home, 913 North Elm, in Weatherford.

Virgil Holbrook, Jr. was born on November 12, 1927, in Olney, Texas. He was one of eleven siblings born to Virgil S. and Zora Frances Holbrook. He married JoAnn Utley on May 31, 1949. Virgil proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. For many years, Virgil worked on drilling rigs in Alaska, Brazil, Odessa, Nocona, and Midland, Texas. After retiring from Parker Drilling he went on to run a successful HVAC business in the Parker County area. His hobbies included working on his farm, tending to his pecan trees and grape vineyard, whittling with the Parker County Woodchippers, and watching his beloved Cowboys play football. From catching huge sharks and barracuda on an offshore rig in Brazil to hauling in halibut and salmon in Alaska, his stories were endless and extremely interesting. He was an honest, humble, wise, kind, patient, and soft spoken man. His strong work ethic, positive outlook on life, respect for and influence on others was unmatched by any. His children and grandchildren are grateful for the wealth of knowledge and values that he passed on to them. His love for his family shone through in all that he did.

JoAnn Utley was born on February 16, 1934 in Jones, Oklahoma. She was one of four children born to William and Lottie Utley. She was a sassy redhead who always spoke her opinion. During her school years in Jones she was an avid basketball and softball player. She was a hairdresser by trade and later worked in the bookstore at Weatherford College for many years. She enjoyed quilting, shopping, being a social butterfly, and telling stories of days gone by and her memories of traveling with Virgil. She had a very sweet heart and loved caring for others, especially her grandchildren. She would never let anyone leave her house hungry or without offering up one of the many treasures in her home to take with them. She was a very kind soul with endless love for her family.

Virgil and JoAnn had a love for one another that was precious, pure, and timeless. They left this world within 37 hours of each other to continue their loving journey together in Heaven.

Virgil and JoAnn are survived by their children, Virgil Keith Holbrook and wife Denise, Judy Bradford and husband Larry, Tammie Huffingham and husband Jonathan; grandchildren, Steve Foster and wife Crystal, Logan Iverson and wife Tracey, Jenson Iverson, Landon Iverson and wife Jenny, Ricky Dale Roden II, and Hanna Roden; great grandchildren, Alice, Ashlyn, Tanner, Ashton, Christopher, Avery, and Landon; JoAnn's brother John W. Utley; special friendships, Billy and Kristie Iverson, Floyd and Helen Hoggins, John Davis; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to their parents, Virgil and JoAnn were preceded in death by their grandson Kyle Wecker in 2013 and by several siblings.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

2

Jan

6:00 PM 1/2/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/2/2019 8:00:00 PM
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel

913 North Elm Street
Weatherford, TX 76086

Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel
913 North Elm Street Weatherford 76086 TX
United States

Service

Thursday

3

Jan

2:00 PM 1/3/2019 2:00:00 PM
Greenwood Community Church

Greenwood Cutoff Road
Weatherford, TX 76088

Greenwood Community Church
Greenwood Cutoff Road Weatherford 76088 TX
United States

Graveside

Thursday

3

Jan

3:00 PM 1/3/2019 3:00:00 PM
Greenwood Community Cemetery

Greenwood Cut-off Rd & Greenwood Rd
Weatherford , tx 76088

Greenwood Community Cemetery
Greenwood Cut-off Rd & Greenwood Rd Weatherford 76088 tx
United States
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