Wilber Brizendine Obituary, 82-year-old Man of Boonville Has Passed Away
- john Gibson
Wilber Brizendine Obituary, Death – Wilber L. Brizendine, age 82, of Boonville, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the Katy Manor Nursing Home located in Pilot Grove. On Tuesday, May 2, the visiting for Wilber will take place at the Howard Funeral Home from 10:00 until 11:00 in the morning. Funeral services will follow the celebration right away after they have ended. A burial will take place at the Union Cemetery in Jamestown immediately after the service.
Wilber Lee Brizendine was born on August 7, 1940. He is known to have been the son of Leonard James Brizendine and Katherine Louise Strickfaden Brizendine. On October 23, 1966, he wed Karen Marlene Stewart in California, Missouri. The ceremony took place. Wilber served in the National Guard beginning in October 1962 and continuing until October 1968. Wilber, who was employed by Singer and was responsible for the repair and maintenance of a large number of sewing machines in the Boonville district and elsewhere, was able to fix anything.
Wilber worked at Craig’s Dairy, sold insurance, for Midwest Auto, Singer, and Walmart before finally calling it quits and retiring after a career spanning many years and a wide range of industries. He worked at Walmart for a number of years and spent that time making everything, including motorcycles, barbecues, and a wide variety of other items. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for a considerable amount of time. Wrestling and playing cards were two of his favorite hobbies. Wilber was the kind of person who could strike up a conversation with anyone. The Big Muddy Folk Festival as well as the Prairie Home Fair were two of his favorite events.
Wilber was preceded in death by his wife Karen, son-in-law Mark Mahan, parents Leonard James and Katherine Louise, and Ralph Brizendine, Frank Brizendine, Loretta Reeves, and Ruby Freese. His wife Karen, son-in-law Mark Mahan, and parents Leonard James and Katherine Louise also passed away before him. His children Brenda Mahan of Kansas City, Missouri, David (Dawn) Brizendine of Colorado Springs, CO, Bobby Brizendine of Bunceton, Missouri, James and Kenny Brizendine of Boonville, Missouri, as well as his sisters Helen Elliott and Dorothy Maddex of Boonville, Missouri, are the only members of his family who have survived him. In addition, Jordan Brizendine, Caitlyn Mahan, who is married to Randy Stockstill, Aubrey Brown, and Kasey Payton, who is married to Shawn Payton, as well as four great-grandchildren, are left behind.