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Justin Keith Brill


Justin Keith Brill, 37 of Vanzant, went to be with his Grandpa Nuel in heaven on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 at his home. He was born on July 21, 1984 in Springfield, the son of Michael Brill and B.J. Rader. Justin worked for the Local 663 Labor’s Union out of Clever and worked along side his brother, Dustin, for many years. He was a true family man who loved being outdoors with his family more than anything. He cherished spending time with his family, especially his daughter, Adilyn; she was the light of his life and she was his world. He was also expecting to be father for the second time to an unborn child with his spouse, Vanna Archer, of Mountain Grove. Justin loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his friends at the river or in the woods with nature. He especially loved helping teach his nephews Brady and Heston the ways of the land and to respect nature. Justin enjoyed going to sporting activities for his nieces and nephews and playing in the backyard with them or creating anything they could come up with. Justin’s love for being outdoors was contagious and he would have you covered in seed ticks wondering what in the world you are doing so deep in the woods looking for mushrooms, that you aren’t even for sure if they are okay to eat, but he would fry them up and they would be delicious. He had a vast knowledge of nature and wildlife and could always be found outdoors somewhere with his daughter shooting guns or just going on a nature walk. Justin was an “old soul” and could talk to anyone that he came across. He had a bright smile and a kind heart. I think that is what we will most remember about Justin; how kind he was. His kind heart, his ability to interact with his family and daughter and his soul can never be duplicated. He had a passion for football and could often be found in a heated debate with his brothers about who is better, the Dallas Cowboys or the Kansas City Chiefs, and honestly, it depended on the day which team he would side with. However, his first and greatest passion was his daughter and his brothers. There are no words that can adequately describe his love for them. Justin was preceded in death by his grandfather, Nuel Brill; brother, John Jennings and great uncle, Herbert Brill. He is survived by his daughter, Adilyn Elliot-Brill; his father, Michael Brill (Troki), of Marionville; mother, B.J. Rader (Robert Meyer), of Elizabethtown, Ind.; grandmother, “Doshie” Brill; brothers, Dustin Brill (Brittany), Jeffrey Grey (LaCrisha) and Ron “Goober” Jennings (Heather); step brother, Kevin Thompson; uncles, Robert Brill (Libby), Tim Brill and John Brill (Julie); his “brothers from other mothers” as he lovingly called his best friends, Zach Owens (Bekah), of Mansfield; Dacus Bowles, of Independence; and Jeremy Brotherton, of Nixa; his nieces and nephews, Brady and Heston Harris, Presley Brill, Cameron Brill, Morgan Brill, Charleigh Grey, Dallas Grey, Lilly Bonnette, Colton Jennings and Bella Owens. His love for family will always be remembered as one of his strongest passions in life. Justin will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends and we will always have a grin when we think about him. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at the Cabool Cemetery with Duane Crewse officiating. Pallbearers were Dustin Brill, Zach Owens, Jeremy Brotherton, Dacus Bowles, Mike Brill and Tim Brill. Interment was in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.