Brian Lee Brummitt

February 26, 1973April 25, 2021

EAST PEORIA – Brian Lee Brummitt, 48, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2021, at his home. He was formerly of East Peoria and Pekin.

Born February 26, 1973, in Peoria, to William Frank and Barbara Ann (Dismang) Brummitt, he married Cheryl Ann Brown on October 2, 1999 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother of Morton; one son, Jacob Brummitt of Pekin; one step-son, David (Perish) Doubet of Englewood, Florida; one step-daughter, Catlyn (Patrick) Slavens of Winter Haven, Florida; six grandchildren, Abella Rogers, Jacklyn Slavens, Ashlyn Slavens, Rylee Rogers, Dominick Slavens and Madalyn Slavens; two brothers, Bill (Diane) Brummitt of Morton and Jim (Rebecca) Brummitt of East Peoria, and two sisters, Tonya (Ron) Krus of Germantown Hills, and Jennifer (Tim) Defebaugh of Mackinaw. He also leaves his in-laws, Sarah (Don) Sill of Pekin, and Sonny (Debbie) Brown of Englewood, Florida.

A 1991 graduate of East Peoria Community High School, Brian was an exceptional athlete, focusing mostly on wrestling in high school and co-ed volleyball for almost 20 years after. Brian found new hobbies in Florida, enjoying boating and fishing.

Brian worked for the United States Postal Service for nearly 30 years, last working as the Station Manager in Bartonville IL, before retiring to Florida. Most recently,

Brian worked as A Handy Home Inspector, in Cape Coral, FL.

Brian focused all of his attention on his family and relished in the role of grandpa. He was the first to help and the last to complain. He will be remembered by everyone who knew him for his laughter and his brilliant sense of humor that brought joy to family and friends.

The graveside service for family and friends will be held at 11 am, Friday, May 7, 2021 at Roberts Cemetery in Morton, IL. Doug Anderson will officiate. Arrangements are made by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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John and Linda Read

May 6, 2021

Our family is so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope the fond and loving memories of Brian will hold you close.

Kevin Lee Brummitt

May 6, 2021

Brian was more than a cousin to me....we were inseparable for a good time in our teens. Best friends. We made each other laugh so hard we cried. As we got married and had children we didn’t hang out as much, but we could always talk and pick up like it was yesterday. I’m going to miss that, and him. A truly selfless human that figured things out long before most. I love you B.

Su Johnson

May 6, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength during this difficult time and the days ahead.

Melody Winter Barkdoll

May 6, 2021

So sorry to hear about Brian you are all in my thoughts and prayers

Christine Bridges

May 4, 2021

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Brian was always so nice to me at the USPS and will be missed. May fond memories help you through this difficult time. Condolences, prayers and hugs for the Brummitt family.

Bobby & Edie Reel

May 4, 2021

We’re so incredibly sorry for your loss. Brian was such a warm, kind loving soul, with a great sense of humor. He definitely made the post office a much better place to work. Brian was loved by many and will live on in the hearts of many. Rest In Peace Brian

Nancy Smith

May 3, 2021

I'm very sorry that I will be out of town during the services. Know that I'm sending my love and prayers to all of you. Nancy Smith

Sarah Sill

May 3, 2021

Brian you fit into our family like you were always there! No matter what the occasion crazy family reunions, fish fry -must always be a catfish for Brian who knows you may not have even like them but you never let on. Christmas with a crazy photo taking mother-in-law but you always hung in there. Brian I love you. I appreciate you. Sarah your mother-in-law

Alberta House

May 1, 2021

Cheryl and family, im so sorry for your loss, may god wrap his loving arms around you all, and comfort you at this diffucut time, hugs,

Catlyn Slavens

April 30, 2021

Brian was literally the best husband, dad, and grandpa! He loved my mom wholeheartedly and always aimed to please her. He did the big things and the little things. He was always there for us, no matter what we needed. He did much more than was ever expected of him by anyone every single time. I am so blessed to call him Dad. Grandpa and Grandma's house has always been my kids' favorite place to be and they ask to go every single day. We used to live close enough to drop by multiple times a day; now we always have a future visit planned. It was never goodbye, but see you later. There are too many memories to share here, so I'll just pick one...
My mom had two children when Brian came into our lives. He loved my mom so much and completed her. He loved David and I as if we were his own children. We were never Cheryl's kids. We were his kids. He was so good to us. My mom worked in the early morning for many years, so Dad got us off to school. Every morning he made us breakfast of waffles with butter, peanut butter, and syrup. He let us eat our breakfast before school while watching cartoons. I will never forget how much he gave of himself to give us the best life he could. He took us to Disney World on our first real family vacation. I still remember the jokes he told on that trip and the fun that we had.


Photographs and memories
All the love you gave to me
Somehow it just can't be true
That's all I've left of you
But we sure had a good time