Brian Bilbrey

Brian Bilbrey
Brian Bilbrey

On October 25, 2019 the world lost one of the good guys. Brian Bilbrey crossed home plate through the gates of Heaven. There, he was celebrated by the loved ones that were cheering him on. Brian will be remembered as having a smile that would light up any room, his passion for sports, his selflessness, and his love for everyone around him.

Brian was born on November 29, 1977 in Dumas, TX to Danny Bilbrey and Linda Clements. Brian grew up in Denison, TX and he attended Denison High School where he played baseball and basketball, and graduated in 1996.

After high school, Brian went to Brookhaven College to play baseball. Brian then went on to Texas Tech University, where he later graduated in 2002. Brian went on to become a teacher and a coach. He loved his job and his students. Brian ended his educator career at Maypearl as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach.

Brian is survived by his parents, Danny and Tonja Bilbrey of Dumas, TX and Linda and Joe Clements of Rockwall, TX; his siblings, Tim and Kelli Bilbrey and nephew Alex of Roanoke, TX; Lia and Daniel Nelson and niece Amelia and nephew Bowen of Fate, TX; Benton and Christian Bilbrey of Roanoke, TX; and Tiana Bilbrey of Dumas, TX; grandma Annette Ray of Dumas, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Brian is preceded in death by his grandparents Haskell Bilbrey, Ruth Bilbrey Carpenter, Lester Cooper, Lillie Cooper, Troy Ray, and a cousin B. J. Bilbrey.

Brian leaves behind family that have memories of the loving and amazing guy he was, friends that knew the mischievous and fun spirit he brought, colleagues that knew his hard work and determination, and students that knew his passion and commitment.

The celebration of Brian’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Denison, TX.  Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Northlawn Memorial Gardens in Dumas, TX with Jonathan Zerby officiating.  Local arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions made to the “Brian Bilbrey Memorial Scholarship” fund at P.O. Box 571, Roanoke, TX 76262.

6 Replies to “Brian Bilbrey”

  1. I was able to attend Brian’s service and I am sorry I was not physically present, however I was there in thought and prayer. My time with you guys was a blip in a life time but there is something extraordinary about teenage years, the memories made, and the experience of teaching people as they pass through those years. My first thought when I hear the name Brian Bilbrey is a visualization of is a giant smile. One that is sweet and kind with just a hint of mischief. He was truly sunshine in my day. He had a giant heart and radiated goodness.
    When beautiful young men like Brian graduate you never see this in their future. You see success and families and more smiles. You feel robbed when that is erased. In my heart I know Brian set into motion ripples that will vibrate forever but I wish he had longer.
    Great love and heartfelt prayers of comfort go to his entire family. I grieve with you💔

  2. Our hearts are broken for the loss of such a fine young man. Please know that we love your family and that our prayers of Comfort from OUR LORD will bring you some comfort in the days to com.

  3. Linda & family, so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son.
    He was just a young tyke when we worked together. May God hold you tight in His loving arms. Diana

  4. It’s so unbelievable! He was an awesome young man!!! Our prayers are with you!!! Love and hugs!!! Rowdy and Cindy Rhoades 💜

  5. Danny and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. We will be lifting up you and yours in prayers. May God provide you all comfort, strength, and healing during this very difficult time. 🙏🏻🕊🙏🏻

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