Dr. Harold Brigance

Dr. Howard Brigance
Dr. Howard Brigance

 

Dr. Harold Brigance, better known to all as “H”, died Wednesday, July 14, 2021 after a tragic bicycle accident sustained on July 3rd.

To know H was to love H.  He was generous to a fault.  If you were a child that needed a bike, consider it done.  If your vision was impaired and you couldn’t afford to pay, the service was free.  Giving gifts to his family was his love language.  H was known for his playfulness and took childlike delight in unexpected surprises.  He never passed up an opportunity to pull pranks on his unsuspecting friends and family then smile and laugh with glee about it.

Describing Harold as energetic would be an understatement.  His motto was, “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.”

One of his lesser-known attributes was his sincere tenderheartedness.  He was open about showing his emotions.  Both happiness and sadness could bring him to tears.

Harold’s legacy will be remembered as a devoted husband to Janet, father to Eric, Tara, Brian, and Katie.  Harold was son-in-law extraordinaire to Lee.  He was a genuine friend to both family and extended family.  Consider yourself fortunate if you were a member of his tribe.

Harold graduated with honors from the University of Houston College of Optometry, and faithfully served the community of Hereford for over three decades.

Harold was an avid athlete excelling in many sports.  His passion was cycling.

Join us as we celebrate his life on Friday, July 16th, at 10:00 a.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2525 Wimberly.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.  Harold requested that everyone wear Hawaiian shirts!  Come as you are, leave different.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Amarillo Yellowjackets High School Mountain Bike Team in care of Carol Keyes, 18351 Sundancer Lane, Bushland, TX 79124.

21 Replies to “Dr. Harold Brigance”

  1. He had been mine and my family’s eye doctor forever, we surely will this awesome guy, may he rest in peace, my God comforts and gives peace to al his family

  2. Janet my condolences to you and your family. Harold was a good man and will be missed, may God give you peace and comfort.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with ya’ll. What a wonderful giving and kind man.
    Teresa Lantz Hopping

  4. Our prayers and hugs go out to the Brigance family. He was my children’s doctor and they trusted his care. He will be missed.

  5. We are so sorry to hear of this loss for Dr. Brigance’s family and our area. As Someone who was always there for you in a kind compassionate way, he will be greatly missed. Our condolences for his family, friends, and patients. Rex and Darlla Bracken

  6. Janet,
    Love and prayers for you and your family! I am so very sorry for your loss! Ride on H!
    Beth

  7. JANET AND FAMILY, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS! MAY YOUR BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES SUSTAIN AND BRING COMFORT TO YOU IN THE DAYS AHEAD. MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
    OUR GOD IS FAITHFUL AND LOVING. NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.
    LOVE YOU, CAROL LANTZ

  8. To our Dearest Friend,

    Harold we met in Optometry School and immediately became best friends. I admired the fact that you always gave it your all whether it be academics, sports, optometry care and being a loving husband, father and friend. As a fellow Soldier I apologize for not physically making your last formation. However, as I sit here in Virginia wearing my Hawaiian shirt, although there is sadness in my heart my mind is full of so many fond memories.

    I salute you goodbye until we meet again.

    Love Cinde and Fran

  9. Your caring and tender ways will be missed by all Harold. So thankful to have gotten to know you, worked and ridden with you. Our rides in PDC will forever be remembered. The days ahead are hopeful, knowing we will meet again.
    Ride on my friend 🚵🏻‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️

  10. H was a great friend! He will be missed by so many. I remember having a conversation with him about putting helium in his tires to make the bike lighter and we had a good laugh!

    John 16:22

  11. Our sincere condolences for the loss of Harold. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this hard time. I rode and raced mountain bikes with Harold numerous times. I would always see Harold on the trails. He always had a smile and good things to say. Harold touched a lot of people and he will truly be missed.

  12. Janet & family, I am sorry for the loss of Dr. Brigance, he was my eye doctor and my daughters too, and he was a good person.
    Praying for you and your family.

  13. I met Harold shortly after he arrived in Hereford. He was just finishing setting up his practice in the Hereford Mall. My 14 year old daughter became his once a week cleaning lady for time. He allowed her that favor to pay for contacts. I was aware at the time that she was probably receiving far more value than he. This arrangement was a kindness that he offered, and Josi and I were very grateful. Harold remained my optometrist until I moved from Hereford. My condolences to his family and friends at his loss. I know he will be missed, but I hope their warm memories of life with him will sustain them all.

  14. He was my eye Dr since I was little. I was looking foward to having him see my daughter as well. He will be missed.

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