of Pyatt, AR
July 27, 1943 - December 19, 2020
Verlin L. Brisco, Jr, age 77, of Pyatt, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was delivered by his great-grandmother, Granny Lizzie Brisco, Tuesday, July 27, 1943, in Tom Thumb Spring, Newton County, Arkansas, the son of the late Verlin L. Sr. and Hester E. (Sims) Brisco. He was preceded in death by his wives, Wanda Brisco, in 1995, and Betty Brisco, in 2017; two step-sons, Grant VanVeldhuizen and Tom Wilson; two step-grandsons, Mathew Wilson and John Wilson; and his niece, Mallory Lee.Junior is survived by his three sisters and brother-in-law, Brenda and Sonny Lee of Delight, Arkansas, Freddie Watkins of Harrison, and Kathryn Madewell of Harrison; his brother and sister-in-law Nolan and Billie Brisco, of Harrison; and his step-sons, Sam Wilson, Tim Wilson, and Brett Hendrickson. He is also survived by his step-grandchildren, whom he loved spending time with; many nephews and nieces; great-nephews and great-nieces; and his friends, Mary Giles and Sheila Custer. He enjoyed visiting with people and very seldom met a stranger. He retired from Flexsteel after 39 years as a lumber inspector and most recently worked for Pyatt Waterworks. He loved doing volunteer work, including the Salvation Army, the local food banks, and helping his neighbors and friends in any way that he could.Graveside service was 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at White Church Cemetery with Rick Brisco officiating. Visitation was open at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.Pallbearers were Sam Wilson, Tim Wilson, Jacob Shrum, Marvin Sims, Pete Giles, and Jim Brisco.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the White Church Cemetery Fund, c/o John Wray, 215 Wray Lane, Harrison, AR 72601.Roller-Christeson Funeral Home is complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 and limiting indoor funeral and visitation attendance. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.
We just met Mr. Brisco last year when we moved to Pyatt and instantly became very fond of this kind gentleman. We were very saddened at the news of his passing. We will miss our neighbor and friend. Sending condolences and prayers for his family and friends.
Sorry for the family’s loss! prayers
Freddie and family. So sorry for your loss. Jr. was such a kind man and I know he will be greatly missed. My prayers will be with you and your family. Diane Bing Shelnutt.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Junior. We always enjoyed seeing him at church and of course, we have known your family for many years. We will surely miss his wit and friendship. Prayers for all your families.
Sorry to hear of your loss . A very likable man . Visited with him many times at B& W Market . His mother worked in our home for 17 years . Freddie worked at B&W #2 and I have known Nolan many years . Had friendships with the Wilson family . My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nolan, Freddie, Dixie. Sorry for your loss. Junior was a heck of a guy. He is goign to be missed by many.
While Postmaster at Pyatt for 21 years, Junior Brisco was my friend. He was also a friend of anyone who would let him be. A smile, kind word, Question, a piece of gum or candy .That was what Junior Brisco brought to the conversation. May his kind increase.
Very sorry to hear of Jr’s passing. What a wonderful man He was such a special part of Wanda,Brett and Grants life. He will be missed
NOLAN, KATHY,BRENDA ,FREDDIE AND FAMILIES, SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. PRAYERS FOR ALL. DEBBIE (SCROGGINS) VILLINES
I am so sorry to hear of Jr’s death. I was friends of him and Betty for years and thought so much of him. My condolences to his family. He was a very friendly person and would do anything for anyone. Rest In Peace Junior. You deserve it.
I will miss him
I will be miss him
So sorry for your loss. He was a kind and humorous person. He always smiled and told at joke to the kids at First Presbyterian Church. I remember he loved the babies especially. 🥰
Sorry about your lost one but he will be missed by all the way