Brett Poche

Brett Michael Poché

September 27, 1983 - March 19, 2020

Brett passed away on March 19, 2020, at the age of 36. He was born in Plano, Texas in 1983 to Debbee and David Poché. He attended Frisco High School and later graduated from the University of North Texas. Brett possessed many wonderful qualities.  He was kind and had a gentle spirit; a "gentle giant". He was dearly loved by his family and friends and showed care and concern for everyone. You could not be around Brett without recognizing how exceptional and affectionate he was to all.

Brett is survived by his parents Debbee and David Poché, his wife Michelle Poché, his siblings, Kristy Smith and husband Chris, of Celina, TX, Johnny Poché and wife Anna, of Dallas, TX, and Bryan Poché and wife Danielle, of Celina, TX. He was "UB" (Uncle Brett) to his seven nieces and nephews, Caleb, Brady, Layla, Gracie, Morgan, Cole, and Landry, who thought he was, without question, the coolest uncle in the world.  Brett loved and adored his aunts, uncles and many cousins.  Brett is preceded in death by his grandparents Marjorie and Reginald Dyer, and Ruby and Vernon Poché, all of Baton Rouge, LA. and his cousin Carter Davis of Atlanta, GA.

Brett loved spending time with his family and close friends. He loved the State of Texas, his truck and country music.

John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you shall have peace.  In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!  I have overcome the world."

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project,, to honor the memory of Brett.

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Poche, within the last year that I've known you I can not imagine what my life will be like without you a part of it. I miss your laughter, your conversations, your sense of humor, your dedication to life and everything that mattered within our daily routine, will never be the same without your influence. You told me several times, Loftin you the man. Especially when I made your bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches! Deep down inside I knew that you were the man. And yet, we'd always argue with our own reasonings why we highly believed in each other. We BOTH looked up to each other. Somehow, someway you always gave me motivation to continue with my daily routines, and find the mental strength to continue. I love you Poche, and will miss you dearly. Fairwell my brother. Your brother from another mother... FTO D. Loftin
Davis Loftin, March 31, 2020 I had the privilege to meet Brett a few times through a mutual friend, and although the encounters were brief the impression and perspective given to me through our conversations will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thank you Brett. You will be dearly missed by your family and friends. Rest in peace Brother. Hiniker, March 30, 2020 Sending all my love and prayers your way for your loss to all the Family and Friends. Peace and love! RIP! Karen Richardson, March 29, 2020 Poché Family, Condolences from the DuBose family. It saddens me to here about Brett and I am truly sorry for your loss. We love you guys and pray for you during this time of mourning. Sincerely, Ernie DuBose II Ernie DuBose, March 29, 2020 I didn't get to know Brett very well in the short time I knew him but he was always friendly when he checked up on me at the site. When I found out I was shocked to say the least. Brett I know you're in a better place Sir.
Blaine Griffin, March 29, 2020 I would like to say he was a great guy and although I never knew him long I’ve heard great things about him and his kindness has affected us all.
Allen, March 29, 2020 You are the kindest person I ever met, with the biggest heart, my special friend Brett, you had a smile like no other, you will always be my special brother, rest in peace my brother in blue, I will miss you so much.
Dawn Perio, March 29, 2020 I had the honor of knowing Brett from the beginning of my tenure at UPS as a floater and then working alongside him as a FTO. His knowledge and dedication to the guards he served as well as to his fellow workers performing the same function was amazing. Always ready to help when called upon, day or night. Even when I had questions first starting out. "If you need anything call me." wasn't something he said, it was something he meant, and everyone knew it. They knew if they needed someone to talk to he would listen, and any request they needed would be filled. Even with my previous experience, I learned many things from him. He was a valuable resource, and someone that I am honored to call not only a coworker, but a friend. I wish I would have had a lot more time to learn even more from him. I'm going to miss you. I still cannot believe you are gone. But I will do my best not only to use everything you taught me, but to teach it to others as well. Thank you for everything you did for me and for everyone. You will be missed and never forgotten. Not only as a coworker, but as a friend. Joshua Buchmann , March 28, 2020 Rest in peace my friend he was a hard worker and a even kinder friend Raymond Schafer , March 28, 2020 Our heart breaks for your family Know that we are praying comfort and strength over you. One day you will all be reunited. David and Terry Keeton, March 28, 2020 With a twinkle in your eyes, and pep in your step, the kindest person I ever met, God reached out his hand and said Brett come along, you gladly accepted because that's where you belong, our hearts are sad and our joy is gone, but God had a plan for that special one, it was way too soon to say goodbye, but we know you'll be looking down from that beautiful sky you left loved ones behind and that's okay, because we will be strong every single day, although we have pain that's left in our hearts, we won't let this tragedy tear us apart, so when we are sad and start to cry, just remember that twinkle he had in his eyes.
Dawn Perio, March 27, 2020 Just broken hearted! Watched this sweet boy grow to a wonderful man. Brett you will be missed! With love and prayers. Gene and Debbie Debbie Cason, March 27, 2020 I worked with Poche doing security. He was a very friendly guy and always made sure we were ok at our posts. He would visit every day he worked and we would only talk for a few minutes but in those few minutes he had all my respect. RIP Poche. Thank you for teaching me some of the things I know. You will be missed. John Vargas, March 27, 2020 Sorry to hear about the passing. Brett was always a great guy. He will be missed.
Kyle McEwen, March 26, 2020 I will truly miss you my friend, you have made a big impact on my life, the job is not going to be the same without you. You are truly one of a kind., March 26, 2020 Uncle David, Aunt Debbee, Kristy, Johnny, and Bryan, I am so sorry for the loss of Brett. We are holding you up in prayer during this sad time and sending lots of love and prayers for peace and healing your way. Take care of each other, and treasure the memories that you have. We love y’all. Leigh Ann Landry, March 26, 2020 Dear David and Debbie and Family, so Sorry for your Loss! Our Prayers are with you and your Family! Marsha Delaney , March 25, 2020 Brett was a wonderful person with such a bright smile! I will cherish my memories of him and keep you all in my thoughts. So much love,
Heather Robertson, March 25, 2020 Sweet friends, our hearts ache with you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May our Mighty God bring His perfect peace to your hearts. Love, Steve and Kathy Steve & Kathy Lagarde, March 25, 2020 My precious family- I love you all so much, and will be praying daily for peace to be with all of you. Sherri Verret, March 25, 2020 Thinking of you all at this time, so very saddened to hear of your loved one, dear brother Brett's passing. Many are praying for you all at this moment and will continue to. Our heartfelt condolences to your family,
Cici & John Couchot, March 25, 2020 Brett – it seems it was just last month you were a little boy, jumping off your bike to help me rake leaves in my yard. Wasn’t it just yesterday you were an adolescent that played first base with such joy on the “Bad News Bears” baseball team your dad and I coached? And wasn’t it just an hour ago that you were the young man, big and strong and so intimidating to those that did not know you – but a treasured teddy bear to those of us who did? I probably never told you – but it was an honor to be around -- to watch you grow up – to see the love your family shared with you and each other – and by extension -- with all the rest of us. You have left on the journey we will all take – but you departed well before any of us dreamed you would. I want you to know I have not come to say “good-bye” – I have simply come to say “see you later” – for one day, when my time has come, I will look forward to catching up with again in our promised heavenly home. May God cradle you gently in the palm of His hand for eternity, and may the peace that passes all understanding prevail with those who remain to cherish your memory. Larry Baer, March 25, 2020 The Poche's have always been a 2nd family to me and their pain is felt by all. Stay strong and we will be there by your side. We love you guys! Stacey and DeAnna Cochran, March 25, 2020 I have fond memories of Brett. What a great young man. He was kind, respectful, funny, he will be greatly missed. A big hug to the whole family. Viviana Actkinson, March 24, 2020 I was so blessed to have meet Brett while we were in our 20s. The best parts of adult life have Brett involved. He is truly one of the most genuine, charismatic, kind, gentlemen that I have known. Having Brett as a friend was a gift. He always listened and spoke his mind. We saw each other through tough relationships, celebrated birthdays, shared many a drinks and had the best conversations. I will miss his hugs the most. They were like big bear hugs that just wrapped you with love. You should be so proud of the man that you helped raise and develop. It is because of the amazing Poche family that he grew into to such a remarkable, humble, man. I will miss him every day, but will remember him forever. Love you all.
Leslie Penland-Rainey , March 24, 2020 Debbee and David, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken for you and your family. Love and prayers always.
Peggie and Buddy Spicer, March 24, 2020 Brett – it seems it was just last month you were the little boy from down the street, jumping off your bike to help me rake leaves. Wasn't it just yesterday you were an adolescent that played first base with such joy on the "Bad News Bears" baseball team your dad and I coached? And wasn't it just an hour ago that you were the young man, big and strong and so intimidating to those that did not know you – but a treasured teddy bear to those of us who did? I might have never told you – but it was an honor to be around -- to watch you grow up – to see the love your family shared with you and each other – and by extension -- with all the rest of us. You have left on the journey we will all take – well before any of us ever thought you would. Your sudden departure is so hard to deal with -- so difficult to comprehend -- I recognize the "why" of it is a question only God can answer -- but it doesn't make it much easier to accept. I want you to know I have not come here to say "good-bye" – I have simply come to say "see you later" – for one day, when my time has come, I will look forward to catching up with you again in our promised heavenly home. May God hold you in the palm of his hand, and bring the peace that passes all understanding to those that remain to cherish your memory.
Larry Baer, March 24, 2020 A gentle giant with heart bigger than his body, and a family that was crazy about him and he reciprocated the feeling. Taken much too early, but so thankful for the opportunity to know him along with all the other wonderful family members of the Poche’ family. Who would not want to be a member of one the best families we have ever known. We will all miss you Brett! But I know the angels have already welcomed him with open arms. Judy & Ken Johnson
Ken Johnson , March 24, 2020 Sending prayers and love!! Brett, you are so deeply loved!! You had a kindness and an inner strength that all who met you could feel! We love you Brett!! Melanie Hurley and Skye Hurley
Melanie Hurley, March 24, 2020 I miss you so much already. Thank you again for teaching us selfless love. I will carry that with me forever. Love you, Brett. Until we meet again. Brook Anderson, March 24, 2020 Oh Brett I will forever miss you. You were my best friend and like a brother to me. Like so many of us I have so many memories of you. The long talks about life on the tailgate to the road trips together. I’ll never forget the way you would walk in the room and put smile on everyone’s face. You were a gentle giant with a heart of gold. Love you buddy until we meet again. Carl Shurson, March 24, 2020 Dear Family, I’m so very sorry you are having to go through this tragic time. Please know we are praying for all of you that you will feel the presence of our Lord and lean into His love and comfort as you heal. God’s love be with you, Hugs, Sandra
Sandra Rios-Doria, March 24, 2020 David and Debbee, There are no words that could ease the pain of losing a child. Please take comfort in knowing how many people love you and share in your grief. So, so sorry for your loss. Charlie & Pat Gorman, March 24, 2020 My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. He had such a great soul and always put a smile on everyone’s face. Josh Eymann, March 24, 2020 Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength! Xoxoxo Amy & Shane Adams, March 23, 2020 I will never forget all the fun memories when we were young. You will always remain in my heart. Taylor Cason Garg, March 23, 2020 We love y’all! God Bless.
Stuart and Sarah Watson , March 23, 2020 Bretty Brett, you will truly be missed by all and most certainly by us! We all loved it when you came by the house for a visit. You were quite possibly the quirkiest guy I’ve ever known...and you left us with so many great memories. We miss you so much down here bud. We love you xoxo.
Johnny Boy, Panda, Miss Hannah & Mase, March 23, 2020 You will be missed big man. So many great memories that I’ll always cherish. Go rest high on that mountain brother. Evan Dyer, March 23, 2020 Much love from the bass family. You are in our prayers everyday during this time of pain and healing. Bass family , March 23, 2020 Brett will be missed by so many friends. He was such a nice person and always willing to talk and listen. Ruth Ashworth , March 23, 2020 Rest In Peace Sweet Brett. Praying for some peace in all your hearts. Michelle & Jay Deyoe, March 23, 2020 Words cannot convey how deeply sorry I am for your loss! Praying and hugging!! Rutalee, March 23, 2020 We love you Sac and your beautiful family. God speed.
Nick Pam and Casey Console , March 23, 2020 Sorry for your loss.
Steve Eldred , March 23, 2020 Sending our deepest sympathy and loving prayers for God’s comfort and his light within your hearts. Love to each of you.
Bryan & Debbie Serpas, March 23, 2020 Sending our deepest sympathy and loving prayers for God’s comfort and his light within your heart. Love to each of you.
Debbie & Bryan Serpas, March 23, 2020 We have you in our prayers, and please accept our deepest sympathies. John and Susan Blake, March 23, 2020 Rest In Peace Brett and prayers to your wonderful family! Suzan Pauley, March 23, 2020 Our hearts are hurting for you and pray that you will find some comfort through your friends and the promise of God's love for all of us. We look forward to a time when we can visit you. Sending hugs to all of you in this time of your loss.
Nel and RC Slocum, March 23, 2020 My condolences to the Poché family. I met Brett when he was a sophomore at Frisco High School. I lived next door to the Breedloves and all the boys hung out there often. Brett was always kind, thoughtful, funny, respectful and handsome. My oldest daughter, Mallarie worked with Brett at CBJennings in Plano. We kept in contact over the years. The news of Brett passing truly breaks my heart. Sending prayers of comfort to all. Shelley Stone, March 23, 2020 We were so deeply saddened at the news of Brett’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to y’all. Rest In Peace Brett.
Wendell & Stacie Raybon, March 23, 2020 Thinking of you all and holding you close in prayer. Tom and Wendi Gracy, March 23, 2020 Have known Poche only briefly while working as an FTO at UPS. I’ve moved on but when I was there, Poche training me thoroughly on my position. This is shocking news but arriving in life is also about departure. Hoping Poche’ family mourn on his passing then continue living their lives as they remember Poche as I know they will.
H Pelham, March 23, 2020 My prayers go out to your family, I will miss you buddy. J.B. Barnes, March 23, 2020 So sorry for your loss, you are in our hearts.
Diane and Jim Polk, March 23, 2020 Sweet Bretty, I have cherished every moment with you. Thank you for every amazing hug, for every laugh and for loving me. The world will not be the same - but I’ll see you in Heaven. Please visit your family daily in their dreams and sweet memories of time spent with you. Give them peace and comfort them. I love you Bretty!
Rose Maun, March 23, 2020 May God wrap His arms around you through the coming days to bring you peace and comfort knowing Brett is with Him. I’m so very sorry Coach that you, Debee and your family are going through this difficult time. You are and will remain in my prayers.
Pamela McGough, March 23, 2020 Your kind heart has left a mark on the world and be forever missed. We love you and you will always be in our hearts. Jennifer Ashworth, March 23, 2020 Brett, you were always my buddy! I will always remember camping in the Black Hills with you and how you loved the buffalo and Mount Rushmore. You had the biggest heart, the best bear hugs, and you could always make me laugh. I will always remember you and miss you! Love you, cousin. Melissa Crouch, March 23, 2020 This hits really hard, Brett and Colby were the first two friends I had over when I moved to Texas. Brett and I spent so much time together during the summers. I pray for your family during this hard time. I love yall, take care. Kiper
Zachary Kiper, March 23, 2020 Thinking of your entire family and praying for grace and comfort over the next year. Love you all, Grant & Kelly Hinton Kelly Hinton, March 23, 2020 I am truly sorry for your loss. May God grant you comfort in the period of your grief. David cooley, March 23, 2020 We love and will miss you big guy. R.I.P LOVE ALWAYS The Breedlove’s Joy and Tommy Breedlove, March 23, 2020 So sorry for your loss. We are holding you all up in prayer. See you on the other side Brett. R.C. Slocum, March 23, 2020 Brett was such a nice and courteous guy. He was always smiling and polite to me each time I saw him. Me heart is breaking for this family. Please know that I am lifting you all up in prayer during this most difficult time. Sending many hugs, prayers and love to you all. Cryssi Ballard & Family, March 23, 2020 I’ll miss you brother. You were a good guy and left this world too soon. I’ll see you on the flip side. Frank Frank Jesse, March 23, 2020 My deepest sympathy to all of you at this sorrowful time. May God give you peace and comfort. Prayers and hugs.
Barbara Bentley, March 23, 2020 My deepest condolences to the Poche’ family during this sad time. I was a friend of Bretts and everytime I saw him he would give me a hug and say how are you Ms.Sherri? We would laugh together and enjoy hanging out. I will miss his kind spirit and his smile. Sherri Metzler, March 23, 2020 Sending love to the Poche Family. Love you all. Brett was a beautiful soul. Love-Vanessa
Vanessa Dionne, March 23, 2020 We are so sorry for your loss. We’re here if you need anything. We love the Poché’s.
Jim and Brenda Dunn, March 23, 2020 Bro I already miss you more than I would have ever imagined! You’ll always be “my best buddy!” You and I shared so many amazing memories together. I feel blessed to have been your big brother. I know you’ll be with me and my family always. I love you Brett! Bryan Poché, March 23, 2020 My prayers go out to this beautiful family that I love. God picks the best ones first. Lots of love, tight, tight, hugs and prayers to all. Leslie LaPoint, March 23, 2020 Keeping the entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Gretchen Shearer , March 23, 2020 Rest in paradise big guy. You will be truly missed. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers brother.
Brandon “BT” Johnson, March 23, 2020