Brian Wayne Bomberger Sr.

June 29, 1964December 21, 2013

A bright light in many people’s lives has gone out. Brian Wayne Bomberger, Sr. passed away suddenly on December 21, 2013 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Brian was born June 29, 1964 in Columbus, MS, the youngest of Mary L. and Boyd J. Bomberger’s five children. Brian attended Westlawn Elementary, Pine Street Middle School, and graduated from Texas High in 1982.

Brian’s first job was with Harold’s Pizza and worked for the popular Hush Puppy Restaurant and Sears. After graduation, Brian served in the Air Force. Following his service, he became an over-the-road truck driver as an owner/operator. Driving gave Brian the opportunity to make many friends across the United States. During his travels, he was also able to visit his extended family. On one such visit with relatives in Idaho, Brian pulled a woman out of the river when her raft overturned and sent her into a cold, swift current. Brian participated in the Trucker’s Buddy program and was an active member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

Brian is preceded in death by his father, Boyd J. Bomberger, Sr., and brothers, Thomas L. (Breeze) Beal and Alan (Albo) Bomberger, all of Texarkana. He is survived by his sons, Brian Wayne Bomberger, Jr. of Maryland and Sam Bomberger of Rochester, NY; his mother, Mary L. Bomberger of Texarkana, TX; his sister and brother-in-law, Linda S. and Daniel R. Cherry of Redwater, TX; his brother and sister-in-law, Boyd “Jay” Bomberger, Jr. and Lynne M. Bomberger of Texarkana, TX; and, Diana Kokko, Brian’s partner in life. There are also many other family members and friends struggling to understand why he is gone too soon, especially Brian’s cousin, Jeff Bomberger of Omaha, Nebraska who was with Brian as he passed from this world.

Brian knew and befriended so many people. His childhood friend, Scott Treadway; his former teacher and friend, Mark Oglesby; and, Bobby Shafer are just a few of the many that were part of Brian’s vast network of friends.

Brian was known for his kindness, his fun and loving personality, and his willingness to help anyone. Brian was also known for his political debates and jokes.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Circle J Cowboy Church, 6912 Blackman Ferry Road, Texarkana, AR, with Pastor Todd Hervey officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or Make A Wish Foundation at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 18, 2014

Brian Wayne Bomberger Sr.

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January 14, 2015

I only knew of Brian thru my friend Linda Cherry and the love of my life Jay Bomberger. I am so sorry for your loss but as we all know God has a plan for everyone, and Brian is with the Lord.
I will pray for you all. Love you,Barbara Lance--take care. God Bless.

Greg Terrell

January 23, 2014

RIP I am so sorry to hear this. He did enjoy life I wish I had taken the time out to go on some of the ride he went on I was always busy or something would come up !! I had just talked with him prior to the holidays !! WOW you just never know when the last time you may talk with some one !! Have a cock tail on me !!

Diana Kokko

January 20, 2014

Brian and I had a short year and a half together but in this short time we had a walk that will never be forgotten.... Even though you have gone from this world and I miss you like crazy I feel your love wrapped around me with every breeze and every ray of warm sunshine... Ride heavens roads babe and we will ride again. .. Til I see you again ... I love you always

Dana Oglesby

January 18, 2014

I know my dad, Mark is struggling to understand this sudden tragedy. Please know how much your friendship meant to him. And you were always so kind to his girls. You will be missed by many. My heart goes out to your loved ones.

Debbie Felder

January 18, 2014

Brian, there are no words that I can express for the sadness in my heart that I feel. Even though we are no longer married, we shared two wonderful children together and many cherished memories. We stayed friends for all these years and I will miss you. You have always held a special place in my heart and it is now empty. Heaven has received a special angel and we have all lost a wonderful man.

Linda Lufkin

January 18, 2014

My condolences to his many friends and family. May his light shine on with their memories of him.

Tammy Roy

January 18, 2014

I am truly still blown away that Brian was taken from this earth so soon. He was a very special kind of person, the kind this world needs more of. I got in touch with him after the 30th HS Reunion because I saw the labels he made up for the wine. He sent me two and just asked that I send him a check to help with the cost of the printing. I miss his jokes and playing words with friends. God Speed. Your friend, Tammy Roy

Yolanda Johnson

January 18, 2014

Miss you Friend/classmate! Who will I play words with friends at 2am? Who will I be laughing with at 3am about a word! We have a game open now...I guess we will finish when I get over in glory. ..See you Brian when I get home. PRAYERS and LOVE to the family and love ones of BRIAN BOMBERGER.

Darla Moore

January 17, 2014

Brian you will be dearly missed, I have some of the sweetest memories of us growing up, lots and lots of laughs, you will truly be missed, even God needs a jokester around, your life was short but full, and our memories are forever. love you.

Ric Painter

January 17, 2014

Couldn't even remember the last time I saw Brian before May of 2012. We happened to get to talking again & he asked if I wanted to make a motorcycle ride to D.C. For the Rolling Thunder Veterans Rally. I agreed & traveled from Denver to Texarkana to meet him. Finally was able to see Aunt Lou, Jay & Linda & their families. That alone was worth the ride. We then left for D.C. & rode all over that Eastern US. We rode in nice weather, driving rain & 108 deg heat. Such an adventure & not enough room to tell it all. This was the 25th anniversary of Rolling Thunder & there was something over 500K bikes, with us 2 a very small part of it. Gone nearly 3 weeks. Don't know the miles for Brian but mine was 5301. I'll always remember that ride & recalling memories of Brian & our fun. So glad we got together