CW3 Brian Marshall Woeber

August 15, 2017

Brian Marshall Woeber was born in Hot Springs, Ark., July 22, 1976. He was the firstborn child of James and Debra Woeber.

Brian moved to Decatur as a young child and grew up attending elementary school and middle school there, eventually graduating from Austin High School in 1994. Brian was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Decatur and was active in the youth group.
In 1997 Brian joined the Marine Corps Reserve, where he proudly served until 2003.

Oct. 23, 1999, Brian married Laura Anne Barnes. Brian was a devoted father of three sons, Jacob (15), Nathan (12) and Owen (9). His family was always his top priority. Brian was a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. After serving in the Marine Corps Reserve, Brian joined the U.S. Army in 2003 to attend flight school. He graduated Warrant Officer Candidacy School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, in 2005 to become an Army aviator.

Brian served his country for 14 years until his life was tragically cut short in a helicopter training exercise accident. CW3 Brian Marshall Woeber died when his Blackhawk helicopter crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii.

Brian leaves behind his loving wife, Laura (Lori) and his three sons, Jacob, Nathan and Owen; his devoted parents, James (Jim) and Debra (Debbie); his sister, Mindy Parker and husband Todd and their children; and extended family and many friends. Brian was a light in the world that cannot be replaced.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or The Fisher House in honor of Brian’s legacy.
Celebration of Life Service was held Sept. 22 from 4-7 p.m. at the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
Funeral was held Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, with Suzanne Pruitt and Marvin McCormick officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 

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