Robert Lee Brissey, 78, of West Burlington passed away on July 28, 2020, at his home.
He was born on March 7, 1942, in Burlington, he was the son of Robert LeRoy and Marceline Sipes Brissey. After his mother's passing, when Bob was two he was raised by his dad and stepmother, Faye George.
He was married on September 10, 1961 to Marlene Johnson in Burlington and together they raised four children, Todd, Cara, Jennifer, and Douglas.
Bob retired as a carpenter/millwright after 40 years, working for Carl A. Nelson and Millwright Services. He served on the West Burlington Fire Department for many years and later drove for Werner Trucking for 2 1/2 years.
He graduated from Burlington High School in 1960 and attended one year of junior college in Burlington.
Bob was always active in his children's lives attending all their sports activities, vocal, and band performances. Bob was a long time member of Parkside First Baptist Church serving as a deacon and teaching a Sunday School class before his health issues began.
Bob is survived by his wife, Marlene of almost 59 years; his four children, Todd (Marcie), Cara, Jennifer and Douglas (Anne); grandchildren, Kaleigh Wagoner, Jalyn & Derek Brissey, Madison & Makenna Brissey, and Brianna Hull; two sisters, Betty Krenek of Davenport, and Connie Martin of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jack Brissey, three brother-in-laws, and two nephews, David Stout and Lance Johnson.
Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, July 31, 2020 at Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials have been established for the West Burlington Fire Dept.and Great River Home Hospice.
The funeral service for Bob will be 11:00 AM Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Parkside Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Price officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held at the church following the service. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory following the service. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date.
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