Verlin L. Brisco, Jr., 77, of Pyatt, died at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 19 (2020). Graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23, at White Church Cemetery with Rick Brisco officiating. Visitation will be open at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.

He was born in Tom Thumb Spring, Newton County, July 27, 1943,  the son of the late Verlin L. Sr. and Hester E. (Sims) Brisco.

He retired from Flexsteel after 39 years as a lumber inspector and most recently worked for Pyatt Waterworks.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Wanda Brisco, in 1995, and Betty Brisco, in 2017 and two stepsons, Grant VanVeldhuizen and Tom Wilson.

Junior is survived by his three sisters Brenda  Lee, of Delight, Freddie Watkins, of Harrison and Kathryn Madewell, of Harrison; his brother, Nolan Brisco, of Harrison; and his step-sons, Sam Wilson, Tim Wilson, and Brett Hendrickson.

Pallbearers are Sam Wilson, Tim Wilson, Jacob Shrum, Marvin Sims, Pete Giles and Jim Brisco.