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Randall Brymer

Randall Van "Randy" Brymer

Saturday, March 6th, 1948 - Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Randall Van “Randy” Brymer, 71, of Johnston City passed away at 5:22 p.m., Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Herrin Hospital.

Randy was born March 6, 1948 in Johnston City to Charles Gene and Mary Rose (Planinc) Brymer. He married Deneil Schiff on March 15, 1969 in Johnston City. She preceded him in death on May 30, 2011.

Randy was owner of Coal Belt Fire Equipment in Johnston City for several years. He also worked for Tower Fire Aparatus and later Sentinel Emergency Solutions. He was a member of the Coal Belt Fire Association. He also served on the Johnston City Volunteer Fire Department for several years.

Randy served and was past president of the Johnston City Unit #1 School Board for 20 years. He was a 1966 graduate of Johnston City High School. He also attended Southeast Missouri State University. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Having served his country honorably. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Johnston City.

Randy was an avid Johnston City Indians fan. He enjoyed tailgating with his friends at the football games. He was proud of his grandchildren and always enjoyed supporting them at their school functions.

Survivors include his best friend, Diana Woodworth of Robinson; son and daughter-in-law, Danny (Michelle) Brymer of Johnston City; two grandchildren, Austin Cole Brymer and special friend Nicole Farmer and Shellby Leigh Brymer of Johnston City; two sisters-in-law, Gwendolyn Coulson of Cape Girardeau and Laura (Rick) Cobb of Johnston City; nephew, Derek (Mary Friess) Coulson of Johnston City; niece, Ashley (Jordan) Williams of Johnston City. He is also survived by many loyal and good friends.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother- in-law, Daniel and Gloria Schiff and his beloved dog, Ritzy.

Funeral services 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2019 at Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City with Pastor Larry Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Marion VFW Post 1301 and members of the Illinois National Guard Military Detail Team.

Visitation will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. A fireman’s walk-thru will be at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Johnston City Schools Indian Pride or to the Johnston City Fire Department.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Pyle Funeral Home
    1008 West Broadway Blvd.
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  • Service

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 1:00pm
    Pyle Funeral Home
    1008 West Broadway Blvd.
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    Rev. Larry Stevens
  • Interment

    Lakeview Cemetery
    Rr 1 ,Johnston City, IL 62951
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Dan & Glenda Trout

Posted at 03:54pm
Randy was a good man and a friend of ours. He will certainly be missed at First Baptist Church as he was a loyal and faithful member. God speed Randy.

Tim Van Fleet

Posted at 09:02am
I met Randy when we were friendly foes back in the 1980's, always a professional. As our careers evolved in the Fire Equipment Service he never forgot our beginnings. His impact with me will never be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers to the Van Brymer Family. Blessings!
Tim VF

Gay Bennett

Posted at 07:54pm
Randy was one of the BEST MEN I have ever known! My prayers for Danny and family. The only good thing is I know he is with Deneil again. I’ve been gone from bussing for 10 years and still every time he saw me he’d ask when you coming back to straighten up these busses? He was awesome to work with and never the same after Deneil passed away. Hang onto your memories and do what he would want you to do...keep living and keep talking about him and Deneil and how happy they are to be together again. Love you all 😢💔

Mary Ann Planinc

Posted at 11:23am
So very sorry for your loss,R.I.P. Randy...From Mary Ann Planinc,(his cousins John Planinc and Regina Kay Planinc Bloodworth) and family...

Amber Reed Malone

Posted at 10:30am
Danny, Michelle & family - Randy was in my handful of "one of a kind" & "they don't make em' like you anymore". He truly was one of a kind and kind to all. He will be missed dearly. Prayers to you all in this time of loss.

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