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Brian W. Brazier

Covid messed with other health issues in his body, and on Sunday, November 7, 2021, Brian W. Brazier left this earth and entered Heaven. He would have been 64 on the 18th. He was currently again in Plainwell, MI, the town of his birth, in the process of leaving Grand Rapids, the city of his adult life. Brian loved music. Playing in the High School band, singing in his teens and adulthood. His bass voice was beautiful. Especially when laughing. Another love was food, thus always working second jobs for caterers and helping at church and camp events was as much fun as work. He had the epitome of a servant’s heart. “Do what’s right because it’s the right thing to do.” But what Brian loved most, was his family. He was an amazing father who insisted on wrestling for young sons, “because it’s important to them.” Being at something they were in, running on 3 ½ hours sleep, staying up late to talk their life out with them on the phone, etc. Becoming a Papa excelled all of that. Whether they joined the family via birth or other ways, he was their “PAPPA!” He’d married Cheryl, the love of his life, in May 1980. Forty-one years later they still madly in love. Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Byron J. and Ardis (Culver) Brazier, several miscarried babies, and his daughter-in-love, Cyndi (Schwanz) Brazier. He is already missed by his wife Cheryl and kids, Byron (Paige), Benson, Brandon, Brent (Kayla) Brazier. His grandchildren by birth, Analyse, Elliot and Oswald Brazier. By different routes, Marcus Brown, MiKaedam & Kadriel Knoll, Marlie Jo Cahill, Riley Mercer and Logan Ingersoll. He’s survived by his brother Aaron (Michelle) Brazier, brother and sisters-in-law. Cousins, nephews, nieces, and their families. Celebration of Life will be at a later due to Covid. While visiting Brian's tribute page please take a moment to light a candle or share a memory with the family. The Brazier family is being assisted by McCowen and Secord Family Funeral Homes Marshall-Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080. 269-685-5881.

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I graduated with Brian and have so.many fond memories from elementary school through high school. He was always a kind person and always had a smile

Karen Burnell Krajecki Nov 15 2021 8:00 AM

Brett and I are so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and we love having you as neighbors. Please let us know if we can do anything to help.

Sam Svacha Nov 13 2021 1:34 PM

That Bass voice anchor that every quartet covets. We had many a chat in the back of the church when Brian would run the sound equipment. Always smiled and chuckled. See you later brother.

Gary Dredge Nov 13 2021 10:08 AM

Dear Cheryl and family; Aaron and Michelle and family, Im so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He and his great voice singing in church will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. The Lord will give you His comfort and peace. Judy Scherzer

Judy Scherzer Nov 12 2021 7:15 PM

I am so sorry, Cheryl. All sentiments the same, but I was thinking of Brian and Brenda..

Lynne (Talbert) Koshmider Nov 11 2021 4:31 PM

Brenda and family, I am so very sorry to hear the sad news of Brians passing. My thoughts and prayers for comfort are with you and your family. I remember the twinkle in Brians eyes and his beautiful choir voice at Maranatha. He was a very special human being. Im sure Carrie , Laurie and Betsy all send their love and prayers, too. Lynne (Talbert) Koshmider

Lynne (Talbert) Koshmider Nov 11 2021 4:07 PM

Brian and I were hunting buddies back when we were younger. I attended the electrical 4H classes his dad taught at his house. He was a good man, I am happy to have known him. RIP Brian. Roger Gren

Roger Gren Nov 11 2021 2:29 PM

Sorry to hear of Brians passing. He was a classmate of mine at PHS. Great guy, always smiling. He is in the arms of Jesus!

David W. Kimble Nov 11 2021 1:38 PM

So sorry to here this news. Brian was a class mate & always very kind to all. Hugs & Prayers to the family.

Sally A Kenyon-Laws Nov 11 2021 1:23 PM

I was a schoolmate of Brian's. I remember his kindness toward everyone, me included. My condolences to his family.

Dawn Perry Nov 11 2021 12:26 PM

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