John William Brillos
John William Brillos died on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 92 years old.
He was born November 22, 1927, in Hannibal.
He was married to Jacquelyne Eve (Jessen) Brillos on August 27, 1948, in St. Louis, and she survives in Little Rock, Arkansas.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Nancy Henderson and her husband Rick of Little Rock, Arkansas; one son, Michael Chris Brillos of Ste. Genevieve; two granddaughters, Christina Brillos of St. Louis, Mikayla Brillos of Ste. Genevieve; and nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael A. Brillos; his mother, Josephine (Hufford) Brillos Forrester; two brothers, George Brillos, Robert Brillos; and one sister, Wanda Lee (Brillos) Sanneman.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Ste. Genevieve, where he served as a treasurer, deacon, elder, sang in the church choir and played chimes in the hand bell choir. He was president of the Men’s Club and received an award from the Women of The Church for service to the church.
He was very outgoing and loved to be with people. He belonged to a number of clubs. In college, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, where he formed lifelong friendships; a member of the Master Masons; Moolah Temple, St. Louis; Shrine Club, Farmington; and past president of Ste. Genevieve Lions Club. He enjoyed golf, bowling, boating, swimming, and both water and snow skiing, having won recognition medals in NASTAR downhill skiing competitions.
He served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Occupation. He was a member of VFW and American Legion in Ste. Genevieve.
He was a graduate of Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering.
He retired from Mississippi Lime Company, where he worked as a mechanical engineer. He designed the transfer boat station located on the Mississippi River.
He lived a full and happy life.
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home in Little Rock handled the arrangemnets.