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Billy Ray Brinson 1946 - 2019
Billy Ray Brinson

Billy Ray Brinson, 72, passed away March 25, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.. He was born June 24, 1946 at Paris, Texas to Alvin & Janie (Wallace) Brinson. 

Coming from Garland, Texas in 1981, Billy was a Great Bend resident. He served in the United States Air Force and was the project manager for Praxair. He was a past President/Secretary/Treasurer for the Eagles and a member of Shriners. He liked bird watching, hunting, fishing and building cars.  

Survivors include, his wife Janice Johnson of the home; four daughters, Kimberly Manuel and husband Howard of Wylie, Texas, Melissa Howell and husband David of Temple, Texas, Amanda Molnar and husband Terry of Monument, Colo., and Jennifer Voorhies and husband Jacob of Lyons; one son, Jason Drake and wife Marci of Russell ; one brother, Don Brinson and wife Barbara of Seabrook, Texas; one sister, Julia Prasco and husband Phillip of Houston; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jason Johnson; and brother, Buddy Brinson.

Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m., Friday, March 29, at Bryant Funeral Home, with family present from 5-7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30, at Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Schaffner presiding. Interment will be in the Great Bend Cemetery North, Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Diabetes Association, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. 

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Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road 

Great Bend, Kansas 67530 

Great Bend Tribune (Kan.) March 27, 2019