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In Loving Memory

Chris "Coach" Bruton

July 30, 1965 – June 4, 2021

Christopher Lawrence Bruton was born July 30, 1965, to JoAnne and Larry Bruton of Durango, Colorado.  He passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021, at age 55, from multiple complications following a surgery to remove cancer.  He put up an admirable fight in his effort to return home to his family. 

Chris grew up in Durango, Colorado, and graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in American History.  In 1992, he moved to Houston, Texas, with his future wife and began his coaching and teaching career of 28 years.  He coached football, baseball and golf, and most importantly to him, his two sons. 

Coach Bruton embraced life, had a keen sense of humor and no one ever had to guess where he was coming from.  He led his life as a coach in every sense of the word. 

His life will continue on through his wife of 24 years, Loree, and two sons, Tyler (19) and Adam (17) of Pearland, Texas.  He is survived by his mother, JoAnne Bruton and brother, Jay Bruton, of Durango, Colorado, and Sister, Aimee Mannering, of Lakewood, Colorado. 

Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546.

Per his request, his ashes will be scattered by his immediate family on Father's Day over the river where he loved to fly fish in Estes Park, Colorado.  

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19 thoughts on “Chris "Coach" Bruton”

  1. Dahria Driskell

    Thoughts and prayers for the entire Bruton family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  2. Jennifer Hademenos

    Our family is sending lots of prayers during this extremely difficult time. I am so saddened and sorry for your loss.

  3. Josie and Randy Zepeda

    Chris you will be missed dearly. Praying for strength, peace and understanding for the Bruton family.

  4. Laurie Rodriquez

    Loree – May the peace that you and your sons need during this sad time surround you and May you have comfort in your fond memories. With care, Laurie

  5. Coach Eric Aaron

    Chris was a great coach and a great leader of young men. He touched many lives and was a positive role model in and out of the classroom. May God's strength and peace be with the entire family.

  6. I worked with Chris at DPHS South Campus. He would come to my office almost every day to see what kind of candy I had. He also coached my son in football. My son commented that Coach Bruton came from the same school of thought, of "No Nonsense" approach. He loved him. My son is active duty Air Force , and Chris would always ask me what he was doing now! We retired 6 months apart, and when we would pass each other in the halls, we would hold up our fingers signifying how much longer we had before retirement! He was a great man, who loved his family, and a great friend! I will forever cherish our conversations, and miss him dearly!

  7. Mike and Jeneane Serrano

    So sorry to hear about Chris. Jeneane and I will be praying for you Loree and your family. We love Colorado and Estes Park is one of my favorites to visit. God bless.

  8. Sherry and Richard Lott

    Our hearts go out to the Bruton family. We are praying for peace and comfort for you, Loree, and the rest of your family.

  9. Susan Clark and Pat Hammock

    We are deeply saddened hearing about the passing of Chris. I have such fond memories about the wonderful times we all had together during weekends by the pool with the grill master and who can forget the vacations we shared. Pat and I send our deepest condolences.

    1. Drinking "Tutti Frutti" red wine and watching you try to teach Winston to swim (the event coordinator) there in Jamaica. Eating Jerk chicken on the beach and having a blast.
      Driving to Destin, playing Black Jack at Beau Rivage, playing golf at Regatta Bay and having a good time at Sandestin.
      Showing you my new Playstation 2 and the "Medal of Honor". You bought one and showed me how to play the game because you made it to level 10 while I was still on level 2.
      Grilling, swimming and having fun at you and Loree's house.
      My heart hurts for you, Loree, Adam and Tyler. Prayers. You will be missed.

      Your buddy,
      Pat Hammock

  10. Keith Gehbauer

    So thankful that my son had the opportunity to play under Coach Chris!

    May God provide comfort to your family in Chris's absence. Estes Park will now be an even more special place to visit.

  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your entire family during this difficult time.

  12. Sasha Camacho

    Dr. Bruton,
    My heart just aches for you right now. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. May you feel the love of God more than ever during this time.

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