Earl Brockett

Earl Brockett, 92

Earl E. Brockett of Poulsbo, Wash. died Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at Martha & Mary Health Care Center of natural causes. He was 92.

Brockett was born on Sept. 25, 1911 in Hartsville, Tenn. to Oscar and Minnie (Gross) Brockett.

After graduating from Hartsville High School in 1929, he joined the U.S. Navy and rose to the rank of lieutenant commander over a 30-year career where he spent time on aircraft carriers and destroyers before becoming a submariner in 1939.

He also married his wife Alyce (Berger) Brockett in Tijuana, Mexico in 1939.

Upon retiring in 1959 from the Navy, Brockett worked as a real estate broker and had his own business doing appraisals until 1987.

He was a member of the Vinland Lutheran Church in Poulsbo, Retired Officers Association, the Nile Temple in Seattle, the Masons in Hansville, Multiple Listing Service, Appraisal Institute, the Clallam County Board of Equalization and investment clubs in Seattle, Port Angeles and Poulsbo. He also enjoyed learning, hunting, fishing and working on his beefalo ranch in Port Angeles.

He is survived by his wife; sons Terry Brockett of Curtice, Ohio, Bruce Brockett of Eagle River, Alaska, and Ralph Brockett of Port Angeles; grandchildren Ted, Alan, Mitch, Dannah, Jennifer, Glenn, Brent and Loni; three great-grandchildren and his brother, Oscar “OG” Brockett of Austin, Texas.

A memorial service was Monday in Poulsbo, followed by a committal service Tuesday at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash. Memorial donations can be made to Martha & Mary Health Care Center, 19160 Front St. N.E., Poulsbo, WA 98370. Arrangements under the direction of the Stone Chapel at Cherry Grove Memorial Park in Poulsbo.