Richard Darrell Brumley, devoted husband, father, grand-father, loving son and brother, passed away on December 12, 2006. He was born February 28, 1947 in Fort Worth Texas, the son of Lucile and Darrell Brumley.

A graduate of Edinburg High School in 1965, he went on to earn his BBA at Pan American College. He grew up working alongside his father at Brumley’s Store for Men and later took over the business. Richard married Sandra Frederick in 1974 and they had four beautiful daughters. He then enjoyed working with people as a manager in the printing and office supply industry. His journey led to the fulfillment of his passion in full-time ministry as a counselor, prison minister, and Divorce Care teacher for Abundant Grace Community Church.

Richard was an active member of the community. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa, Edinburg Chamber, and Lions Club. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and served in the United States Army Reserves. He served as a deacon, usher, Board of Trustees, and an ordained minister. He was a dedicated blood and plasma donor for United Blood Services. He continued his giving spirit even at death as an organ donor.

Richard enjoyed golf, baseball, and loved to attend his grandchildren’s activities. Richard was a gentle and generous man. He will be remembered as a man who was steadfast, loyal, and dedicated to sharing the Word of God. His legacy lives on in the many people whose lives he touched and helped to change. .”

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and Darrell Brumley. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Brumley, of Edinburg,Texas; a sister, Catherine Brumley, of West Stockbridge, MA.; four daughters Gretchen Brumley, Erinn (Charles) Youngblood, Dawn Brumley Flores, and Bethany Brumley, all of McAllen, Tx; nine grandchildren, Preston, Jordan, Trenton, Makenzie, Madison, Caleb, Nicolas, Zoe, & Rylie; and an aunt, Elizabeth Compere, of McAllen, TX.

A memorial service will be held December 16 at 3 p.m. at Abundant Grace Community Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to United Blood Services, Ivan Tait Ministries(children orphanages), and Oscar Roan Ministries (prison outreach).

“Well done thy good and faithful servant, and enter into your rest”.