Brian Lynn Winfrey, age 50, of Montrose, Colorado, formerly of Bernice LA, passed away December 19, 2011 from a tragic accident.
Brian was born to Willis “Trooper” Winfrey and Doris Evans Winfrey on January 10, 1961 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He graduated from Bernice High School in May, 1979. He worked in the construction field in Louisiana before moving to California. In 1993, Brian settled in Colorado, continuing to work in the construction field. Brian was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, camping, and rock hounding, where he acquired a great collection of arrowheads while living on Western Slope of Colorado.
Brian loved spending time with his daughter Sierra and teaching her to fish and love the outdoors as well. They both shared a love of all animals; one in particular was Brian’s dog, Mac, who was a long time companion, and accompanied him on all his endeavors.
Brian is remembered by his community as a man who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a true friend and neighbor, and the one who reminded people to enjoy life.
Brian is survived by his father, Willis “Trooper” Winfrey of Farmerville LA, daughter; Sierra Winfrey of Montrose, CO; sister, Margaret Johnson and husband Bobby of Farmerville LA; brother Melvin Winfrey of Lynden, WA; Bruce Winfrey and wife, Wendy of Ouray, CO; and Danny Winfrey and wife Jennifer of Shongaloo, LA. Nephew include Steven Johnson and Keith Johnson of Farmerville and Tyler Hicks of Shongaloo, LA; nieces, Kelsey Winfrey of San Francisco, CA and Kandyce Hicks of Shongaloo, LA; and great nephew, Nicholas Johnson of Farmerville, LA as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins living across the U.S.
Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Evans Winfrey; grandparents, Dewey and Mary Creel Evans, and Chester and Denzel Carroll Winfrey; and great nephew, Nikalas Winfrey.
A memorial service has been planned for June 2, 2012 at Pine Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 2pm with Bro. Gary Canterbury officiating. Family and friends are welcome to join in on this celebration of Brian’s Life.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the charity of your choice.