Brian, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend to many, passed away August 11, 2021. He was born on September 1, 1949. Brian was a kind, thoughtful and Christian man who loved his Lord.
Brian served proudly in the United States Navy, first aboard the Frigate USS VOGE, FF-1047, and then stateside as part of the Submarine Service Training Command. He continued to serve in the Naval Reserve for many years, after completing his active duty service, in a career that included duty assignments in Guam, Hawaii, and many other Naval facilities throughout the United States and around the world. Wherever he was stationed, it was Brian’s practice to get involved in the work of the Military Chaplaincy Corps in that location. He also maintained a lifelong association with the Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy, an organization that provides weekly public worship services on the beach at Waikiki, Hawaii.
He worked for the State of Michigan, Michigan State Police, Fire Marshal division from which he retired early following surviving a closed head injury in 1990. His involvement in the Brain Injury Alliance lasted for years and earned him countless friends who benefited from his mentoring, support, and love as many navigated their own injuries and losses. He is a former president of the BIA chapter in Lansing. He attended South Church in Lansing and loved his church family and his Sunday School classmates whom he talked about frequently.
He is survived by his sister Renee (Beaumont) Wright, nephew and niece Parker Wright and Macey Wright, brother Dr. Dale (Pamela) Beaumont, and nephews Chris Beaumont, Jon Beaumont and Ben Beaumont and their families. Special cousin Larry Crowe was an important friend and confidant to Brian in his later years. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Gloria Beaumont and Robert Beaumont.
The funeral for Brian will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI 48933. There will be visitation Monday 4:00–7:00 p.m. as well as Tuesday one hour prior to the funeral all at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to the Capital Area Chapter of the Brain Injury Association, 7305 Grand River Ave., Suite 100, Brighton, MI 48114. Click here to view the Live Stream of the service.