- About Us
Douglas Lebaron Bromley was born in Atchison, Kansas on December 14, 1949. He entered into rest on December 31, 2018 in Oklahoma City with his family by his side. The family settled in Davenport, Oklahoma in 1963. At the age of 14, he met the woman who would later become the love of his life, Jane Carol Ingram. They were married on September 4, 1971. Prior to that, he graduated from Davenport High School and enlisted in the United States Navy as an avionics technician, serving his country for ten years before being honorably discharged.
Doug's civilian career included 18 years in management at Western Geophysical in Alvin, Texas. When desktop computers came out, his personal hobby evolved into a profession as a network engineer and also as a small business owner with Jane (they would joke he was the hardware guy and she was the software girl). He built computers, installed networks when that became a thing, and then Jane trained the clients on software (cutting edge stuff for the 80s and 90s).
In 2004, Doug and Jane returned to their hometown of Davenport, Oklahoma and started Bromley Construction. Doug worked with James "Cowboy" Lewis for over a decade, remodeling and renovating homes and businesses in the local community. His most infamous project was The Pavilion, a large gathering area for family and friends to celebrate events both large and small, from reunions, showers, birthday parties, football parties, holiday meals, all the way to the average Tuesday night. As he could only work on it in between projects, its unfinished frame provided a shadowy spectra in the early morning fog for over a decade, earning it the well-loved nickname, Woodhenge. Once completed, visitors could be found there solving all the world's problems at almost any time of the day or night.
Doug was best known for his generous heart. He was generous with his time, talent and treasure. He gave until it hurt, he would and did often give someone the shirt off his back, simply because he put others before himself.
Preceding him in death was his wife of 42 years, Jane Carol Ingram; his parents Lee Roy and Lois Rose (Waters) Bromley; brothers Melvin, Richard, and Roy Lee Bromley; and his sister Virginia Denton. He is survived by his siblings Howard (Darlene), Ron (Karen) Bromley and Millie Baird; children Dana (Lisa), Rachel and Eric Bromley; (11) grandchildren Timothy (Brittany), Ashlee (Shane), Kasi, Nicholas, Saadiyaa, Sabriyya, Alessandra, Isabelle, Emily, Brad, Matthew, and his unborn grandson Douglas Lebaron due in April; (6) great-grandchildren Ellie, Jeremy, Kylie, Andrew, Alex, Logan; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins dear to his heart.
He was a wood-working, whisky-drinking, golf-playing, big-hearted giant of a Navy man. He shall be missed by many. Fair winds and following seas, Doug.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Church of the Nazarene in Davenport. A funeral service will held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Church of the Nazarene. Donations can be made in his memory to The Davenport Senior Citizen Center, PO Box 83, Davenport, OK 74026. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.