Jeffrey A. Brockman, 55, passed away on June 6, 2017
Jeffrey Alan Brockman, 55, of Augusta, passed away unexpectedly on June 6, 2017.
A graveside service is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. Those attending should use the 12 Street entrance. A celebration of life will follow, when toasts will be made in Jeff’s honor.
Jeff was a loving son, brother, father and grandpa; and a friend to everyone he met. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting and his three cats. Jeff will be missed by the family he's leaving behind, including: his daughters, Breanna Brockman and Dylan Rupert; son, Joe McGrew; his mom and dad, Mary and Mike Kontoulas; his brother and sister, Jerry Brockman and Tracy Taraski; and his granddaughters, Brynn and Harper.
Jeff’s family is spread throughout the world, with Breanna in Colony, Kan., Dylan and Joe and their daughters in El Dorado, his mom and dad in The Villages, Florida, his sister Tracy and her husband Marty in Blue Springs, Mo., and his brother Jerry and his wife Ingrid and their sons Damy and Jessie in the Netherlands – yet we all remain close and loved Jeff completely.
Jeff was born in San Diego, Calif. in 1961. Shortly after, the family moved to the Kansas City, Mo. area. He grew up in Lee’s Summit, Mo., graduating from Lee’s Summit High School in 1980. He moved to Augusta in 1982, and made his home there. He met his beloved wife Ellen (Goeken) Brockman in 1987. They married in 2000, blending their two daughters from previous marriages into a loving home. Ellen preceded Jeff in death in 2013.
Jeff is also preceded in death by his sister Julie Kontoulas (1973), and his grandparents, Carl (2000) and Leone (2017) Batson. Jeff worked for a variety of companies since moving to the Wichita area, including Knebler Construction, Chris Trucking Lines, American Freight, and CCI. In May of 2001 he began working for Tri-State Plumbing becoming Warehouse Manager and Mechanic to their fleet of vehicles. Jeff made many friends while at Tri-State and worked there until March of 2016, when the company sadly closed their doors. In the brief time since, Jeff busied himself with working odd jobs and becoming an “All Around Go-To Guy” for everyone he knew.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Leukemia Society of America.