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Brian John Packer

March 17, 1953 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 67)


On Sunday, January 17th, 2021, Brian John Packer, loving husband, father, grandfather and soon to be great grandfather, at the age of 67, unexpectedly, but peacefully, passed away in his sleep.

Brian was born on the 17th of March in 1953, to Glen and Virginia Packer in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the 6th of 11 children. He met the love of his life, Vickie Smith, while he was attending South High. Even after she moved to Texas, he rode his motorcycle across the states to see her. They were married in August of 1973 and later sealed in the Provo, Utah
Temple for time and all eternity. They went on to have 4 children, 14 grandchildren and he has now gone home to help send off his first great-grandchild.

His family was his life. Many times, you’d catch him in a corner just watching all of us and you could see the immense love in his eyes. Dad loved the mountains and spoke often of being
in awe of Heavenly Father’s creations. He had such a love of music. He loved being a part of the Packer Brother’s band and spoke of it often. He would belt out in song for any reason and
most mornings we would wake up being serenaded to Oklahoma’s “Oh What a Beautiful Morning.” He also loved sports, mostly football and baseball. He played baseball through high
school and played on the local semi-pro league. He most especially loved watching his boys and grandsons play on their teams.

Brian also loved his work family. He worked at Advance Fiber Optics for 22 years. He greatly appreciated Clay Arnell and the rest of the AFO team.

Brian is survived by his beautiful wife, Vickie; his siblings, Dianne (Mike McCafferty), Joye (Ron Wadsworth), Larry (Cheri), Rhonda (Dwight Crews), Doug (DeAnn), Kevin, Gayle,
Russell (Anna); his children, Colby (Debbie), Wyatt (Ariane), Holly (Cody Fugit), and Hillary (Adam Atkinson); and his grandchildren, Ellie (Travis Hathaway), Braelynn (Avery Winter),
Ethan, Eldon, Addisyn, Analise, Emma, Elias, Kellon, Wesley, Megan, Tyler, Oliver, and Brielle. Brian was so full of Christ-like love. He loved all he came in contact with and touched the
lives of all he met. To know him is to love him. He will be dearly missed.

Arrangements are with Price Funeral Chapel (916-725-2109)

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