|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1925|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 2012|
Lann Gaylon Brizendine, 87, of Bertram passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012. He was born September 19, 1925, to John Milton Brizendine and Lottie Mae (Womack) Brizendine in the Gabriel Mills area of Williamson County, Texas.
Gaylon is survived by his wife Corrine, one son Jamie Brizendine and wife Yvonne, one daughter Ann Brock and husband Terry. Also surviving are five grandchildren Vonnie Branch and husband Bryan, Lann Brizendine, and Laurie, Aaron and Hannah Brock, three great grandchildren Cayden Branch and Kyler and Keira Brock. He is also survived by two sisters Charlotte Barham and Wanda Boswell and husband Sonny, also by sisters-in-laws Janie Brizendine and Minnie Bell Brizendine. He was preceded in death by his Father, Mother, and Step-Mother Nellie (Klose) Brizendine as well as three brothers Blanton, Marvin and John E. and one sister Verna Katherine.
At the age of 19 Gaylon was drafted into the Army and served during the Liberation of the Philippines and on Luzon and later in Japan. On December 12, 1946, he married the love of his life Corrine Headrick, to which he was wed for almost sixty six years. They had two children, Jamie and Ann.
Gaylon had a love for the land. He and Corrine farmed and ranched from the time they married till they moved to town in1960. He worked as a welder for Garrett Wilkinson and as a surveyor for Pedernales Electric Co-op. He started ranching again for E. F. (Buster) and Carroll Allen and worked several years for them. He finished out his life ranching for himself, which he did up to the last few months of his life. He was a man of many talents. He built his own house and helped build his children's and brother's.
Gaylon was a longtime member of Bertram Cumberland Presbyterian church and during this time served as Elder, Secretary, and on various committees. He was also involved with and instrumental in work on additions to the church and manse. Gaylon loved his God, his church, and his church family.
Gaylon spent many hours and fun times at the baseball fields where he was known as "Papa" to his grandkids and all their teammates. It was a very joyful time of his life.
Gaylon was a loving and amazing husband, Father, Grand-Father and Great Grand-Father. He was there for us, he was fun, he was caring, he set a good example, he took us places, he pushed us to do our best, he disciplined us when we did wrong, and he taught us how to have faith and how to make a difference. We miss him already; our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
Visitation was held Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held Monday, November 19 at 3:00 P.M. at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bertram with Reverend Daryl Johnson and Reverend Dr. Thomas Sweet officiating. Those named as pallbearers were Phillip Brizendine, Edward Brizendine, Kenneth Brizendine, Ben Brizendine, Bob Knauth, and Dick Everett. Those named as honorary pallbearers were Jimmie B. Allen and Sammy Garrett. The Family would like to thank the staff at the Bertram Nursing and Rehab for the compassionate care he received while he was in there. Memorial gifts may be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bertram
Corrine Headrick Brizendine (1918 - 2013)*
Created by: jean worrell
Record added: Nov 17, 2012
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