Brian Forrest Yancy, 43, of Abilene passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008. His memorial service with the Reverend Derrell Patterson officiating will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1741 Sayles BLVD.
Brian was born on August 15, 1964 in Colorado City to Forrest D. Yancy and Loyce Milford Yancy. He graduated from Cooper High School in 1982 and attended Tarleton State University. He was a self-employed contractor and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He loved his family and had many friends.
He is survived by his mom, Loyce Yancy of Abilene; a sister, Cindy Johnston and husband, Tim of Plano; a brother, Bruce Yancy and wife, Linda of Eden; nieces, Kelly Broyles and husband, Ben of Abilene, Kimberly Yancy of Abilene, and Allison Johnston of Plano; nephew, Tim Johnston, II of Abilene; as well as an aunt, uncles and cousins.
His father and his grandparents preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the donors charity of choice.
I am so sorry for your loss. Brian was loved by so many people. He brought great joy to my life, and I am lucky to have called him a very great friend.
Deborah IveyAbilene, TX
My prayers and love go out to my extended Yancy family during this difficult times. Brian was a wonderful and heartfelt cousin that will be truly missed. I just came across his picture from his dads funeral a couple of weeks ago. Forrest and Loyce have increditable children. I truly believe God had a plan for Brian in heaven. May Gods comfort come quickly to Loyce, Cindy and Bruce. All my love and support to everyone. We all lost a wonderful person.
Love, Tricia Horn
Tricia Patricia HornChicago, IL
I am truly sorry for your loss. I havent seen Yancy for a while but I worked with Forrest and have know Brian for 20years. He was a good kid, hard working and fun to be around. My prayers are with you during this time.
Bruce TerrellBaird, TX
Brian was in our wedding many years ago, and even though we havent seen him in several years, we spoke of him often and always remembered his infectious smile. Mrs. Yancy, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you and be with you during this tragic time.
Russ Lisa DibbleLampasas, TX
You were a very special friend to me Yancy. I love you and you will forever be in my heart.
Mindi SmolaAustin, TX
I am sorry for the lose of Brian, my heart goes out you. I have fond memories as a child of hanging out with Brian and my brother Darren, when my father Gary would bring us to visit.
Daughter of Gary Yancy
Rae Lynn YancyEuless, TX
I just want to send my deepest sympathies to the family. Yancy was a great man and friend to a lot of us. He will be truely missed.
Christy McCannBreckenridge, TX
Not only was Brian loved by so many people, he was counted on by so many people...you needed help, you called Yancy...you had a building project, you called Yancy...you wanted a hunting partner,fishing partner, camping partner..you called Yancy. Some might say he was a little rough around the edges, but no matter what the situation, behind that rugged, wheathered face of his, you would always get that slow, gradual, kind smile. He is a man that will truly be missed God Bless you, Yancy
BOBBY GILBRETHabilene, TX
Brian was loved by many many friends. He has a very special place in my heart and forever will. I have known and loved him for years and he will be missed. My thoughts are with you.
Cindy FarmerAbilene, TX
I truly enjoyed being around Brian, he was a very kind and gentle man and will be missed dearly. My prayers are with all those who love and miss Brian Yancy.
Christine BrockmanAbilene, TX
My prayers are with you.
Brenda EnjadyBaird, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with Yancys family. Though its been years since I last saw Brian my memories of him are found. I cant ever remember a time where he wasnt laughing or joking around. He always had a big greeting and his hand out for me everytime I saw him. Rest in peace my friend.
Mike TraviesoAbilene, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Lee and Laurie CrawfordArlington, TX
My prayers are with the Yancy family at this time. I have known Brian for many years. He was a great friend. I will miss seeing him and hearing that infectuous laugh of his so much.
Teresa Hurt CannonAbilene, TX
Brian was a wonderful man and a dear friend. I will miss him very much. I love you, Brian.
Shannon AustinAbilene, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of unexpected loss.
Lara Victor WilsonKeller, TX
To the family of Brian Yancy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss of Brian. I worked with Brian for 2 yrs and he was a joy to be around.
Becky RyndersAbilene, TX