Allen “Larry” Brookshire


Allen “Larry” Brookshire of Taft, Calif., passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the age of 62. He was born Nov. 3,1950, in Houston, Texas. He graduated Lockhart High School in 1970.

He moved to California in 1990. He worked in the construction trade most of his life. Larry was about to retire when illness took his life quickly over the weekend.

He is survived by his s

on, Allen, and wife, Becky; parents, Allen and Juanita; and brothers, Ralph and Matt. He and Allen were members of the Taft Sportsman”s Club where they frequented the shooting range and participated in shooting contests.

The family will receive friends at Erickson & Brown Funeral Home, 501 Lucard St., Taft, Calif., on Sunday, May 4, 2013, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday at 905 Williams Way, Taft, Calif., a celebration of life party will take place.



  1. Joe Gonzales 2 May, 2013 at 19:39 Reply

    My condolences to Larry’s family & friends.I also am a graduate of Lockhart High School class of 1970.I remember having gymn class with Larry. Now that I am retired, I often wonder whatever happened to my classmates.Did they change the world? Were they successful? It appears Larry was successful in the most important area of life. He was a good husband,father and friend. Sleep well classmate of Lockhart High 1970.

    Ecclesiastes 9:5,6,10

    • Austin Wayne Barth 6 April, 2020 at 09:59 Reply

      Greeting Bill. If you are a veteran of Vietnam, and an old friend of Larry Barth and Cynthia Joy Pierce, I am their son Austin Wayne Barth. You can reach me at (254) 217-0471. Have answers for 3 riddles ready for confirmation of your identity. If you are not the Bill I remember, then let me know ahead of time, and save me the effort. ~Austin.

  2. Harold Dolph 23 May, 2016 at 00:12 Reply

    I worked with Larry at Wickes Lumber in Austin Texas for two years before joining the navy. A lot of good times with Larry; he was in every respect “one of the good ole boys” that I had the priveledge to know. To his family I extend my sincerest condolences.

  3. Austin Wayne Barth 6 April, 2020 at 10:06 Reply

    I used to live on 402 South Church Street behind the old HEB and antique shop. Not a block away from the concrete sewer and historical home with the round globe lanterns. Three blocks away from the old Weust’s, and Eugene Clark Library.

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