Sticklin Funeral Chapel

1437 South Gold, Centralia, WA


Brian Ray Stark

May 13, 1940January 12, 2020

Brian Ray Stark, 79, of Centralia, Wash., passed away on January 12, 2020, at Providence Centralia Hospital, following a brief illness. Brian was born in Laredo, Tex., on May 13, 1940, to Gordon Floyd and Opal (Hinson) Stark. Brian proudly served our country as a Telegraph Operator with the Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War, and earned his Associate’s Degree in Religious Theology prior to enlistment. He married Barbara Fitzhugh following his time in the military, and the two raised three sons, Eric, Marty, and Drew. He and Barbara later divorced, and Brian married Goldwyn ‘Gwen’ Chapman. Brian was a loving and generous husband, father, and poppa. He enjoyed traveling, sports, reading, and completing crossword puzzles. Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Opal. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Gwen; sons, Eric (Stephanie), Marty (Becki), and Drew; grandchildren, Amanda, Connor, Mason, and Madalynn; nieces and nephews, Gary, Shawn, and Scott Stark, Erin Spencer, and Denise Hopkins; and siblings, David, Leonard, and Larry Stark, and Gail Lundquist. The memorial service will begin at 2 PM on Saturday, January 25, at Harrison Square Presbyterian Church, 1227 Harrison Ave, Centralia. Light refreshments will be served following the service in the church’s foyer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mike Rowe WORKS Foundation, a foundation dedicated to assisting students interested in earning a trade degree without going into debt. For more information see: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/


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Brian Ray Stark

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