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August 26th, 2019

herman brier jrHerman Edward “Ed” Brier Jr., 79, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at his home in Liberal. 

He was born March 15, 1940 to Dorothy Lee (Hightower) and Herman Edward Brier Sr. in Auburn, Calif. 

He married Magdalene Ann Cline January 15, 1962 at Lone Star Friends Church in Woods. She survives.

He graduated from Liberal High School in 1958.

He served nine years in the U.S. Navy, including the Vietnam War as an electronic technician on the USS Washtenaw County LST1166, among other deployments. 

In 1974, he began his lifetime career by joining the family business Brier & Hale Music Co. He managed the keyboard department and co-owned the company for 30 years until his retirement in 2005. 

In retirement, he enjoyed working at Liberal Municipal Golf Course until his passing. 

He enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening and traveling. 

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Liberal.

Survivors also include sons, Jonathan Brier, Phoenix, and James Brier and wife, Jamie, Tyrone, Okla.; brother, Bill Brier and wife, Ruth, Wichita; sister, Judy Grojean, San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many other friends and family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Kenneth “Ken” Grojean.

• Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at First Christian Church in Liberal with Reverend Terry Ford presiding. 

Burial will follow at the Liberal Cemetery in Liberal. 

Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Miller Mortuary in Liberal. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church or to Liberal Municipal Golf Course in care of Miller Mortuary in Liberal.

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