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Troy Wayne Brian

July 17, 1938 ~ June 15, 2018 (age 79)

Troy Wayne Brian of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away suddenly Friday, June 15, 2018, in Austin, Texas.


Wayne was born the second child of Troy Olin and Florence Ida (Jones) Brian on July 17, 1938, in Richland County, Illinois.  He graduated from Sumner High School in 1955.  Wayne served in the US Army from 1961 to 1963. 


He married Mary Carol Inyart on October 23, 1965, in Lawrenceville, Illinois.


Wayne successfully started his 28 year career with United Parcel Service in 1965.  He began by washing trucks in Vincennes, Indiana and worked his way up to the position of Regional Manager, eventually retiring at the corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.  His UPS career led him to work in six different states.  During the early 1980’s, he was one of a team of seven that developed the UPS overnight shipping service.   Throughout his time with the Army and UPS, he visited 49 states in the USA.


The last fifteen years of his life Wayne enjoyed dividing his time between Illinois and Texas.  He also traveled with his family on many memorable vacations all across the United States.


Left to cherish Wayne’s memory is his wife of 52 years, Mary Carol; children, Tracy and Troy; grandchildren Zachary and Miranda Reeves; and his sister, Jean Bell.


Preceding Wayne in death are his parents, Troy Olin and Florence Ida (Jones); a brother Clifford and sister Leona (Snooks) Smith.


A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, with a visitation prior to the service from 11:00 to 1:00.  Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Envelopes will be available at Short Funeral Home.


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Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Wayne’s family.



Donations may be made to:

St. Jude's Children's Hospital

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