Brian Earl Black is loved and remembered by his large family and many friends. Born in July of 1986, a sweet little boy with a disability, Brian grew to manhood determined to overcome obstacles and improve not only his own life but the lives of those around him. His Dad clearly remembers Brian often sitting on the front steps at home waiting for his Dad to come home from work, welcoming him with that sweet smile of joy that Brian had. Growing up, Brian enjoyed the family camping along wild rivers in Washington, gold-panning and rock hounding with his Dad, firearm marksmanship, and other outdoor activities. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Brian lived his youth in Everett, Washington and his adolescence in the Arizona community of Anthem where he was a student of Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix. After high school Brian became a locksmith with his brother’s security company and worked for years in that capacity, overcoming challenges both personal and professional. Brian loved to travel and went to Europe as a teen and worked in several states across the nation as a licensed locksmith. His easy-going manner and quick desire to help people, even though adverse times, endeared Brian to his friends and family. He had an easy chuckle that will be especially remembered and missed by those that love him. Brian had also developed an interest in composing and recording online his own music, which is surprisingly soulful and heartfelt. Brian loved his dogs Winnie, Coho, Railly, and Buddy, and was a friend to animals. In so much of his life.
Brian was caring, resourceful and had such great potential for his future.
On December 29, 2018, Brian passed from this Earth into the Arms of his Father, Who understood Brian’s struggles and made Himself known to him. Now at peace, Brian is survived by his Mom and Dad, Linda and Mike, his brothers Dan and Chris, his sisters Christina and Tracy, 5 nephews, 1 niece, and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmothers. Brian’s premature passing is deeply felt and especially grievous to those that love him, but the richness and joy and love that Brian offered to us will be felt and remembered as cherished memories by all that he touched during his brief stay with us. Brian will be loved, remembered and deeply missed by us all until our days are no more. His Father is comforting him now; only God knows reasons. We love you, Brian. Forever.