Dexter L. Brookhart
July 26, 1951 - November 14, 2018
Dexter L. Brookhart, age 67 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his home.
Born July 26, 1951 in Rockford, Illinois, the son of Ellison and Sarah (Ruggles) Brookhart. On July 7, 1985 in La Plata, Missouri he was united in marriage to Denise Hall who survives.
Also surviving is one son, Brent Brookhart and wife Jennifer of Atlanta, Missouri; two daughters, Samantha Chairez and husband Juan of Kirksville, Missouri and Andrea Turner and husband Matt of La Plata, Missouri; one brother, Steve Brookhart and wife Sarah of Kirksville, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Tasheia Brookhart, Tagan, Brad, Wyatt, and Brady Brookhart, Alejandro Chairez, and Baylea and Tyler Turner; and four great grandchildren, Zailee Berry, Rylea Clay, Birklee Speiser, and Jaxxon Turner.
His parents and one son, Brad Brookhart preceded him in death.
Dexter was a 1969 graduate of Schuyler County High School. He worked in law enforcement most all of his life. From 1990 to 2002 he served the City of La Plata as a police officer and Chief of Police; and then was employed at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with the Department of Public Saftey. While at the university he taught R.A.D. before retiring in 2016.
Dexter enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling, and riding his golf cart around town.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. Officiating will be Pastor John Gorham. Burial will be in the La Plata Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 15, 2016 with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials in memory of Dexter L. Brookhart may be made to the Randy Johnson Memorial Foundation. They may sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.