Jeffery Gordon Brant, age 80, passed away on May 2, 2023 in Taylor Lake Village, Texas. He was born on December 23, 1942 in New Iberia, Louisiana, to parents Ralph and Jeanne Brant. Jeff is survived by his wife Meredith Brant, daughter Ellen Seymour and husband Billy Seymour, step daughter Ashley Blake and husband Cody Blake, step son Brian Johnson, and grandchildren Savannah, Sam and Dani Gray, Austin, Cameron and Reagan Blake, and Ava Johnson as well as numerous family members and friends.
During the Vietnam War, his nation called and he answered by joining the U.S. Army. After his discharge, he pursued and earned Bachelors and Masters degrees from Stephen F. Austin University and began a career at the City of Deer Park where he remained until retirement. After 57 years as a bachelor, he found his forever love Meredith and they made a home together in Taylor Lake Village.
Jeff was a collector of vinyl records, old telephones, radios and ink wells. He loved to read and was an inventor of clever and curious things. He was smart and funny and kept his loved ones laughing with his puns.
A celebration of his life will be planned at a later date. For those who would like to do something in Jeff’s honor, please consider donating to your local library or to the www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org. But of course, the best way to honor Jeff is to be good to your neighbor and make others laugh every chance you get.