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Charles Richard Brisky, known to all as Richard, was born on the 13th day of April in the year of our Lord 1961, in the humble town of Langdale, Alabama. On the 4th day of November, 2023, he was called to his eternal rest in Opelika, Alabama.
Richard, a man of great virtue and nobility, was a pillar of love and strength to his family. His life was graced by the love of his fiancée, Latricia Holloway, and enriched by his children, Leigh Garner, Jessica Brisky, Brittany Brisky, and Aden Brisky. His brother, Joel "Joe" Brisky, shared in the joys and trials of their lives. Richard's heart was further expanded by the love of his grandchildren, Colton Waites, Arianna Strickland, Charles Strickland, and Briceon Norgard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Young Brisky and Annie Lucille Gaylor Brisky, sister, Gina Brisky, and a daughter, Cheyenne Brisky.
Richard's life was marked by a dedication to service, as evidenced by his 30-year tenure with the United States Postal Service. His work was not merely a job, but a testament to his commitment to his community and country. His retirement marked the end of a chapter, but not the end of his service, as he continued to contribute to his community in various ways.
A man of diverse interests, Richard was an ardent fan of the University of Alabama, his spirit echoing with the cry of "Roll Tide!" His love for the outdoors was evident in his passion for hunting, fishing, and yard work. He found solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life, like tending to his bees and nurturing his garden. His hands, though roughened by work, were always ready to offer help, to create, to comfort.
Richard's faith was a cornerstone of his life. He found solace, strength, and community in his church family at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Valley. His faith was not a quiet, personal thing, but a vibrant, living part of his life that touched everyone he met.
Family was the heart of Richard's world. His love for his family was as deep as the ocean and as enduring as the mountains. He was a pillar of strength, a source of wisdom, and a beacon of love. His legacy is not merely in the work he did or the interests he pursued, but in the lives of those he loved and who loved him.
In the words of the Bard himself, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." Richard played many parts in his life - a loving partner, a devoted father, a caring grandfather, a loyal brother, a diligent worker, a passionate outdoorsman, a faithful church member. But above all, he was a good man, who lived his life with integrity, love, and a deep sense of service. His life was a play well-performed, and he exits the stage leaving behind a legacy of love and dedication. His memory will be cherished, his life celebrated, and his absence deeply felt.
Flowers will be graciously accepted, or the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Richard’s memory.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel with interment following in Hopewell Cemetery. Dr. Darren White officiating. Richard’s family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:00 P.M. EST until 8:00 P.M. EST.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.