OBITUARY

William Victor Brueck

September 10, 1942March 30, 2021
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William “Bill” Brueck otherwise known as the “LIVING LEGEND” In the music community around florida, Passed away March 30th 2021 at the age of 78. Bill was one born in Louisville Kentucky September 10 1942. In 1959, Bill at age 17 Enlisted In the marines to service his county in the most honorable of ways. Bill met Jean Brueck at a dance club during his active duty years in Washington DC, after some convincing, they danced, later dated , fell in love, they have been married for 58 years. Bill Brueck was a jack of all trades most of his life, he had jobs as an Amtrak operator in the marines, real estate agent, Bill Collector, Tire shop owner, TV repair shop owner, stay at home dad, flea marketer. Then One day Jean picked up some vinyl records at a yard sale and Bill took them to the flea market, at that moment Bill Figured out his true calling, the thing that would one day make him a legend. From the flea market to his first store in Baymeadows in 1988 and then later opening a larger store in mandarin, Bill changed the face of music stores in Jacksonville forever. The volume of vinyl, he moved was astounding. He had so much volume that he actually ended being known as the guy to go to if you were going to open a shop. $5000 got you 5000 records to start up your business. Bill ended up with a shop with over 50,000 records and storage with over 150,000 in reserve, the legend was born. To bill it was not just a business though he loved finding music for people, watching someone light up listening to a song they had not heard in 20 years. Helping a young person just getting into vinyl records and exploring music, and just talking to people in general about music politics and life. Bill ran his shop with the help of his daughter Deanna and wife Jean for 15 years. Around 2003 Bill retired and decided Internet sales and mail order was good enough for him, as managing a store by himself was getting harder with age, so the physical store closed. Then out of the blue in 2010 his son William decided to quit his job and start his own record store and follow in his father’s footsteps, for the next 10 years Bill and William ran Yesterday & Today Records together, the Legend was reborn with a new and sharper focus. Bill loved being in the record store, besides his children and family it was his greatest accomplishment and many times mentioned that he would walk into his store and look around and say, “I built this from nothing, into something, it’s all mine”. William Victor “Bill” Brueck is survived by his wife of 58 years Jean Brueck, Daughter Cherie Brueck Vogt and Husband Richard, Daughter Deanna Brueck Adeeb and Husband Jeffery, Son William “Billy” Brueck and Wife Megan, 5 Grandchildren, Jessica Duval, Richard Vogt, Brianna Adeeb, Arianna Adeeb, Danika Young. 3 Great Grandchildren, Anna Donaldson, Lola Vogt, Jacob Duval and Four Brothers and 1 sister, Phyllis Nance, Robert Brueck, Paul Brueck, Jerry Brueck, Susan Wyatt. His Mother Mary and Father Fred Brueck, Sister Vicki, Brother Johnny and Sister Betty precede him in death.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Robert Vogt

April 10, 2021

Bill was a all around great guy, I really enjoyed long conversations with him. His knowledge of music was incredible. His dedication to love and success of his family was limitless.he will be missed by many. I hope you're in a great place bill.

Robert Vogt

Jessica DuVal

April 7, 2021

Jessica DuVal

April 7, 2021

Jessica DuVal

April 7, 2021

Barry G Julian Jr

April 6, 2021

Rest In Paradise Uncle Bill I’ll Forever Love & Miss You Thanks For The Wonderful Memories My Favorite Memory Is When I Was A Kid And You & Aunt Jean Came Up To Visit In The Summer And I Wanted To Go Swimming In The River And You Told Me There Was Sharks In The River And I Wouldn’t Go In Until We Meet Again Uncle Bill
Your Great Nephew Barry

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