Killed by gun on December 24, 1999, at age 33

Brian was an intelligent, caring, sensitive young man who loved life, people, and his family. He laughed, joked, and shared precious moments with us, which we will always remember.

The last three years of Brian’s life, he had a terrible illness that robbed him of his ability to enjoy life as he had known it. Brian took his own life probably on Christmas Eve, 1999. Brian had left home on the 20th of December and he was found on the 26th. We don’t even know for sure what day he died. Some say guns kill, but I say bullets kill. Brian couldn’t buy a gun because of the waiting period, so he built his own pipe gun because he just couldn’t stand to live any longer. He will never be forgotten.

By Peggy Pigors, Brian’s Mother