Marvin Brophy

Graveside services for Marvin Lee Brophy, 79, of Killeen, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Mr. Brophy died July 27, 2020, at his home.

He was born May 27, 1941, to Thomas and Sybil Brophy in Akron, Ohio.

He graduated high school in Akron and then joined the Army, where the discipline he learned carried throughout his life. This showed in all of Marvin’s activities.

He was an American Legion commander, VFW chaplain, Purple Heart member in Killeen and Purple Heart Dallas commander, and he welcomed troops home to Killeen.

Marvin also liked to play golf and send packages to the troops in Iraq.

He loved to travel, too — places like Canada, Germany, Florida, Ohio and South Carolina.

On Feb. 19, 2019, he married the love of his life, Brigitte Rotta, whom he affectionately called “The General.” They loved to go dancing three times a week.

Marvin Lee Brophy is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Brophy and Sybil Ingersoll Brophy and two siblings.

Survivors include his wife, Brigitte Brophy; daughter, Edith Sowdes; son, Bernard Flynn; daughters, Anna Eanes (Van), Michell Rodriguez (Manfredo) and Cynthia Beards Lee (Juan Rosas); grandchildren, Stacy Wilson, Chris Wilson, Elizabeth and Darin Salizar, Cory and Matt Santos, Joshua and Chasity Rogers, Brigitte Deitrich, Jeramy and JoAnna Gregory, Lisa Childers and Amanda Butler; and seven great-grandchildren.

Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights is in charge of arrangements.

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I deeply regret the loss of a true friend. Marvin will be missed. May he Rest In Peace in the eternal light of God!

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