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Celebrating the life of
William “Bill” F. Ellerbrock
November 29, 1958 - June 01, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Celebration of Life
  • 3:00pm - Monday, June 06, 2016
  • St. Lukes Methodist Church
  • 3471 Westheimer (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77027

  • (713) 622-5710

Our family extends our condolences and love to Bill's family. My brother Denny and I are cousins on our mothers' side. They were sisters. Bill accomplished a lot in his life - but it ended far too early! Our best to the Ellerbrocks.

David Dayton, Denver, CO

I retired shortly after Bill joined Ref-Chem. His strong faith and love for his family was evident by the way his eyes lighted up when he spoke of both. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. I pray the peace and comfort of the Lord surrounds the family he loved so much and was very proud of. God Bless you,

Ruth Cremeans , Cuero, Tx

I went to Holy Ghost and Bellaire High with Bill. He was one of the nicest guys I ever met. I remember him zipping around the bases with his brace on when we played baseball at Holy Ghost. He never let it hold him back and he was nothing, but kind, to everyone. My sincerest condolences.

Michelle Vrecenar Gadush, Austin, TX

Some of the best times was coaching with Bill on that Marlin team where Cole was the stud on the team. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and what I remember most is the love Bill had for his wife and kids.

Jay Dushkin, Houston, Texas

Julie, I was so moved to read about your beloved Bill. I know he was a wonderful husband and you were blessed beyond measure. May peace and grace be with you in your time of loss.

Leah Dagher & family, Houston, Tx

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie and Brian Rhames, Houston, TX

Julie, Taylor and Cole What a great guy Bill was. We enjoyed coming in to the Encounter service every week and seeing his smile and listening to his enthusiasm. Bill will be truly missed and hope the Usher Team of the Encounter Service can help you and your family anytime . Love and God Bless. Barbara and Michael

Barbara and Michael Stryker, Bellaire, Texas

Julie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad that you and Bill know Jesus. What a comfort that is. Thinking about you and praying for your family.

Lisa Junkins-Hudson, Noblesville, IN

We were so sad to hear this news. May God give you strength and grace in the days ahead. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ray and Pru Brett, Arlington, TX

We were so sad to hear this news. May God give you strength and grace in the days ahead. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ray and Pru Brett, Arlington, TX

Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss.

George & Charlene Flick, Blacksburg, Va.

Julie and family, you have our deep sympathy on the loss of your husband! He sounds like a very wonderful man. You are blessed! It is great to know you will see him again. May God bless you!

Rex and Monette Bell, Willis, TX

Dear Julie, Taylor, and Cole, We were so shocked and saddened by Bill's sudden passing, yet also comforted in knowing that he is "Home". We have so many wonderful memories, especially of Cooperstown, and it is our hope that those memories and the love will bring you peace and comfort. Just as HE now holds Bill, we hold you in our thoughts and prayers Well done, good and faithful servant.

The Boardman Family, Bellaire, TX

Dear Julie and family, I am so sorry for the unexpected loss of your dear husband. You now have a very special Angel watching over you all! I know our St. Luke's family is holding you up and giving you strength. You continue to be in my prayers. Many hugs, Roxi

Roxi Dainty, Houston, Tx

Julie, Taylor and Cole, We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family brings some of our fondest memories of the Maplewood Swim Team years and we hope your sweet memories of your husband and dad will bring you comfort in the coming days. Praying that the peace that surpasses all understanding will settle all around you. Our deepest condolences.

Kim, Megan and Maddie Duncan, Houston, TX

Julie, as part of your St. Luke's family, we every Sunday so delight in the inspiration of your Children's Sermon ---including your personal family comments integrated into the message---Divine Blessings to adults in the congregation, as well as to the children. You and Bill have been a team so dedicated to the Lord and His work. We are praying that midst all this intense sorrow, each day the Lord's Sweet Presence will flow with healing, strength and refreshment throughout your family, your home and your garden---and that precious memories will wrap their love around you. In sympathy and prayer, The Moses Family

Robb and Audrey Moses Family, Houston, TX

William “Bill” F. Ellerbrock died suddenly on June 1, 2016 at home. Bill was born in Houston, Texas on November 29, 1958 to Frank and Eloise Ellerbrock. He attended Holy Ghost Catholic School, Jane Long Junior High and Bellaire High School. Bill graduated from the finest school in Texas as a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ’81 (whoop!) where he followed in his father, uncle and brother’s footsteps.

Bill met Julie Bybee, the love of his life at A&M. They were acquaintances for years before they fell in love in 1984. They were married on February 15, 1986 in Houston, then were soon transferred to Dallas. They moved back to Houston in 1991 to be close to family, followed by a 3 ½ year assignment in Dubai. His other loves of his life were his children, Taylor and Cole, who are members of the A&M Classes of ’12 and ’15. Bill was so proud of and humbled by his children and their faith, their character, their servant hearts and their work-hard spirit.

Bill had a big heart to serve. He followed in his father’s footsteps and served as a coach with Special Olympics for many years. He coached his children and their teams in baseball and softball at Westbury Little League and club teams, as well as many basketball and soccer teams. He never missed his children’s sports, dance or school events, (except for the occasional long, hot swim meet at Maplewood)! He also served with Church Under the Bridge. He felt especially called to serve in his church, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, where he was a Stephen Minister for many years, Lead Usher in Encounter Worship and a Kid’s Pal. Then, he served in countless “other duties as assigned” by Julie and her team in Children’s Ministries. Bill was always available to help a neighbor, family, friend or someone he had just met. He made everyone feel important and their need was his priority.

Bill was always up for any adventure and had an infectious laugh and smile. The annual TurkeyBowl with his college buddies and their children filled his heart with great memories, (and injuries), every year. He loved to golf and fish with his buddies. It was the time they spent together that mattered most; although, Bill was a great “fish story” teller (that fish was 90’ long by the time he got home and had several hole-in-ones). His other passion was gardening, especially in his backyard where Julie and Bill loved to be. He was the first to give you a compliment, to remember your birthday or to let you know how special you were. He was the favorite uncle, brother and friend.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Frank Ellerbrock in 1984 and his mother, Eloise Ellerbrock in 1997. He is survived by his wife, Julie; daughter, Taylor; and son, Coleman; his brother, Jimmy and his wife, Scottie Ellerbrock; his brother, Mike and his wife, Sue Ellerbrock; his sister, Karen Ellerbrock; nieces Monica and her husband, Ike Belk, Abbey Miller and Cari Miller; nephews Michael and his wife, Rose Ehrhart, Jacob Ellerbrock and Nick Miller; great nephews, Gabriel and Benjamin Ehrhart; parents-in-law Tom and Donna Bybee; sister and brother-in-law Lori and Russ Miller; as well as many beloved relatives, friends and his best doggy pal, Sammy.

He worked in the Oil and Gas industry throughout his career and most recently served as Vice President of Business Development for Ref-Chem, where he truly felt at home. We thank them for their love and support.

We will remember Bill and his love for Jesus Christ and are comforted in knowing he is joyfully walking in the presence of his Savior. We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, cries of prayers on our behalf, support, and community surrounding us.

A celebration worship service will be held Monday, June 6 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon in the sanctuary of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas, with a reception immediately following. A private burial will precede the worship service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Young Life Brazos Valley, 1103 Anderson Street, Suite 101
College Station, Texas 77840-4494, (979)693-2012; St. Luke's Methodist Church/Children's Ministries Church, 3471 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77027, (713)622-5710; or The Brookwood Community, 1752 Farm to Market 1489, Brookshire, Texas, 77423, (281)375-2100

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Our family extends our condolences and love to Bill's family. My brother Denny and I are cousins on our mothers' side. They were sisters. Bill accomplished a lot in his life - but it ended far too early! Our best to the Ellerbrocks.

David Dayton, Denver, CO

I retired shortly after Bill joined Ref-Chem. His strong faith and love for his family was evident by the way his eyes lighted up when he spoke of both. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. I pray the peace and comfort of the Lord surrounds the family he loved so much and was very proud of. God Bless you,

Ruth Cremeans , Cuero, Tx

I went to Holy Ghost and Bellaire High with Bill. He was one of the nicest guys I ever met. I remember him zipping around the bases with his brace on when we played baseball at Holy Ghost. He never let it hold him back and he was nothing, but kind, to everyone. My sincerest condolences.

Michelle Vrecenar Gadush, Austin, TX

Some of the best times was coaching with Bill on that Marlin team where Cole was the stud on the team. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and what I remember most is the love Bill had for his wife and kids.

Jay Dushkin, Houston, Texas

Julie, I was so moved to read about your beloved Bill. I know he was a wonderful husband and you were blessed beyond measure. May peace and grace be with you in your time of loss.

Leah Dagher & family, Houston, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Stephanie Reddin @ Ref-Chem — Texas

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie and Brian Rhames, Houston, TX

Julie, Taylor and Cole What a great guy Bill was. We enjoyed coming in to the Encounter service every week and seeing his smile and listening to his enthusiasm. Bill will be truly missed and hope the Usher Team of the Encounter Service can help you and your family anytime . Love and God Bless. Barbara and Michael

Barbara and Michael Stryker, Bellaire, Texas

Julie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad that you and Bill know Jesus. What a comfort that is. Thinking about you and praying for your family.

Lisa Junkins-Hudson, Noblesville, IN

We were so sad to hear this news. May God give you strength and grace in the days ahead. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ray and Pru Brett, Arlington, TX

We were so sad to hear this news. May God give you strength and grace in the days ahead. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ray and Pru Brett, Arlington, TX

Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss.

George & Charlene Flick, Blacksburg, Va.

Julie and family, you have our deep sympathy on the loss of your husband! He sounds like a very wonderful man. You are blessed! It is great to know you will see him again. May God bless you!

Rex and Monette Bell, Willis, TX

Candle tribute lit by Amy Birchill Lavergne — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dehart — Virginia

Dear Julie, Taylor, and Cole, We were so shocked and saddened by Bill's sudden passing, yet also comforted in knowing that he is "Home". We have so many wonderful memories, especially of Cooperstown, and it is our hope that those memories and the love will bring you peace and comfort. Just as HE now holds Bill, we hold you in our thoughts and prayers Well done, good and faithful servant.

The Boardman Family, Bellaire, TX

Dear Julie and family, I am so sorry for the unexpected loss of your dear husband. You now have a very special Angel watching over you all! I know our St. Luke's family is holding you up and giving you strength. You continue to be in my prayers. Many hugs, Roxi

Roxi Dainty, Houston, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Roxi Dainty — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Joey Love — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Faith Ayers — Texas

Julie, Taylor and Cole, We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family brings some of our fondest memories of the Maplewood Swim Team years and we hope your sweet memories of your husband and dad will bring you comfort in the coming days. Praying that the peace that surpasses all understanding will settle all around you. Our deepest condolences.

Kim, Megan and Maddie Duncan, Houston, TX

Julie, as part of your St. Luke's family, we every Sunday so delight in the inspiration of your Children's Sermon ---including your personal family comments integrated into the message---Divine Blessings to adults in the congregation, as well as to the children. You and Bill have been a team so dedicated to the Lord and His work. We are praying that midst all this intense sorrow, each day the Lord's Sweet Presence will flow with healing, strength and refreshment throughout your family, your home and your garden---and that precious memories will wrap their love around you. In sympathy and prayer, The Moses Family

Robb and Audrey Moses Family, Houston, TX


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