In Memory

Bill Brinlee

Bill Brinlee

Billy Gene Brinlee (February 4, 1940 - February 7, 2013)

Billy Gene Brinlee, 73, passed away at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House on February 7, 2013, surrounded by his faithful wife Judy and family. To his very last breath, he taught those around him lessons in assurance, trust, and surrender. Bill was born February 4, 1940 in Farmersville, Texas. His family moved to Odessa, where he grew up. He was a member of the Church of Christ and graduated from Odessa High School and North Texas State University. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in Germany. He is survived by his loving wife of ten years, Judy Griggs Brinlee; three sons, Bill Jr. and wife Sabra, Russell, Sean and wife Laura, and step son Sammy and wife Lynn. Brothers R.J. and wife Wanda, Wayne and wife Angela, and Danny and wife Jennifer. There are eight adoring grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Judy’s girls and son in laws were like his own; Gayla and husband Kevin, Gina, and Nicole and husband Michael all loved him dearly. Bill was affiliated with Halliburton and Cameron Oil Companies. He worked all over the world and settled in Katy, where he was active with his boys’ sports and Booster Club activities. In recent years he and Judy lived in The Woodlands, where he was a consultant teaching at UT Houston in the oil and gas field. They moved to Austin in June 2012. Bill was an avid golfer his entire life, and has many golf buddies. He leaves behind a legacy of a life well lived, laughter, jokes, and a deep love of God, family,friends, and his dog Levi, who was his constant companion. The family would like to thank the angels at Christopher House and request that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to that wonderful facility.

Service Schedule

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM, Saturday, March 2, 2013
Hyde Park Baptist Church
3901 Speedway Austin, TX, Travis 78751
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BRINLEE, Billy G., 73, of Austin died Friday. Survived by wife Judy. Services pending with Affordable Burial & Cremations, Killeen.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on February 12, 2012.

 Update: (Tuesday, 2-12-13) on Bill's Services.

Bill Brinlee's wife, Judy, called Linda Sides today. Bill's service will be

March 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Hyde Park Baptist Church Chapel in Austin, TX

Judy Brinlee told Linda that this is subject to change due to the smallness of the Chapel. Judy will let Linda know if the location changes. She also gave Linda the name of a florist. Linda will wait until she hears from Judy again before ordering the flowers.

Feb 7, 2013

Bill's wife, Judy, called Linda Sides today and informed her that our OHS 1958 Classmate, Bill Brinlee, passed away today, Thursday 2-7-2013.  Judy will let Linda know when Bill's services will be. Previously Judy said Bill will be cremated and his services will be held in a Baptist Church in Austin