LaBrot, Emory M.

September 25, 1917 - September 16, 2013

Emory Milton LaBrot, 95, of Dallas passed away on September 16, 2013.  Emory was a long time resident of Little Rock. While stationed in Camp Robinson during WWII, he met his wife of 68 years, Margaret Durbin. Margaret preceded Emory in death by only two weeks. During his military career he was stationed as a Sergeant during the bombing of Dutch Harbor in Alaska. His platoon built the airstrip in the Aleutian Islands for American planes to land during the war. After the war he settled in Little Rock and was owner of LaBrot Sewing and Vacuum stores for 50 years. Emory was a member of many men’s clubs in the community, including the Little Rock Business Men’s Club and was elected Business Man of the Year. Emory was a founding member of Christ the King Catholic Church and was very active as a Fourth Degree Knight’s of Columbus. He loved fishing, gardening and many outdoor activities. He was always considered a true gentleman and everyone who knew him loved him for his kindness and generosity. He is survived by his daughter Glenda, and her husband Michael Blankenship of Dallas. He has grandchildren Heather Abbott of Dallas and Shayne Blankenship and his wife Amy of Houston. Emory has six great grandchildren. He has a very dear niece Mary K Ruble and her husband Scott of Maryland. He has three beloved sisters, Maxine Poston and Dorothy Straughn of Missouri and Virginia Ellis of Indiana, as well as many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed as a Christian and a patriot.  Please send condolences to his family at 6212 Fox Trail, Dallas, TX 75248.

Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252, 214-306-6700.

3 replies on “LaBrot, Emory M.”

Charlotte Ramsey says:

Glenda, I have fond memories of your mom and dad. They were very good people.
From Mrs. Nicholas granddaughter.

Rebekah says:

Mr. LaBrot was the sweetest man you will ever meet. I will never forget him pulling up in the drive through at the bank and me being worried sick about him driving himself back home. Even though he couldn’t see, Mr. LaBrot wasn’t going to let someone tell him he couldn’t drive. He was a fighter forsure. He will be missed by many. For those who knew him, we are the blessed ones. You will never be forgotten.

Heather says:

Granddad there are no words that can describe what an incredible force you had on my life and still have to this day. I have never met another person like you in this world. You are the most kind, warm, friendly, beloved, leader in our family. There will never be a time that I don’t miss your kind words and your big hugs and your positive attitude. Granddad you helped me get through so many difficult trials in my life and I I’m the luckiest person in the entire world to call you my grandfather or “granddad “as we say. You are missed every single day and I speak to you and Dutter on a regular basis because I know you’re waiting for me in heaven. I love you so much your absence has been very difficult on mom and dad and I know that you were ready to be with your beautiful wife. I miss you every minute of the day. You are my hero. You are my safe place. Love you. Heather

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