Brian Dale Knisley, 51 of Texas, died Tuesday, Nov.27, 2018 in Big Spring, Texas
Mr. Knisley was born April 27, 1967, in Coffeyville to Gary Knisley and Linda (Carriker) Knisley He attended local schools.
Brian worked for the railroad most his life.
Mr.Knisley was involved in dirt track racing and would travel afar to participate or attend demolition derby as that was his true hobby.
Brian loved to travel back home to Coffeyville frequently to be with family as his grandchildren was the most precious gift to him.
Survivors include one son, Brian Knisley Jr. and wife Chelsey His grandchildren Danica and Brice. Of Coffeyville Kansas; Grandchildren Maquina Brooks and Chloe. His mother, Linda Knisley of Coffeyville. One brother, Shannon Knisley and wife Teresa of Joplin Mo. One sister, Ginger Waun and husband Jerry of Independence, Kansas, Tina Stevens close friend of their home in Texas, 6 Step children, Tressa , Nick, Brianna, Phillip, Johnathan and Kylie ,3 Neices,4 nephews and 2 great nephews and 1 great niece, several friends and family in and out of the derby and race community.
Proceeded in death by his Son Michael Knisley, Father Gary Knisley, Nephew Dakota Knisley, and both sets of grandparents.
Services will be at 2 pm Saturday Dec.15th, 2018 At the Emmanuel Chapel in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, with burial following in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. Friends may arrive at 1 pm to visit with family and friends before service. Race cars and Derby cars are welcome for one last lap at the cemetery as this was his final wish. To leave a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
To Brians Family: I am sorry to hear about Brian's passing. He was/is and will always be a good guy and easy to talk to. He will be missed for sure!
David PowellCoffeyville, KS
Loves you Cuz, so glad we have the memories we do, you was and will always be one of my favorite cousins, loving you always, gone but never forgotten R.I.P Brian
Until we meet again, your still going to be busy lol watching over all your family and friends 😘
Your time with us was done & God needed you 😭 #3 Forever ... Racing for Heaven ✌
Lisa Foster/Larry PatchettValdosta, GA
Brian we known each other all of our lives im so happy we got to see each other the weekend when you were here we did alot of catching up on our families had alot of great laughs talking about when we was younger you are missed and loved by so many of us RIL cousin
Melanie WrightCoffeyville, KS
We have known Brian for several years. Raced with him on occasion. Visited him when he lived in Parsons, KS. Lost track of him but thoughts of him frequently. Our hearts go out to all his family and close friends.
Dennis and Julie BuckridgeEmporia, KS
our thoughts and prayers to tina, slim, and family. we will miss you, but we will see you again.
jerry dobsondearing, KS
He will be missed dearly. I will miss his awesome smile that he always had on his face. Prayers from my family to yours.
Christine souleSouth coffeyville, OK
Love 4ever Brian. ..go rest high...your race is done...you won life's race and 4ever u will be missed. ......
Phyllis GrahamAdair, OK
Mandy ChilsonOologah, KS
All the time I have known Brian he always had that grin on his face like he was up to no good or about to say something smart, it was just the way he was. He was the type of guy that would be there to help you if you needed it and give you some advise even if you didnt ask for it. Brian was what a real true friend really was. He was always there helping my daughter, Amber, whenever she needed a helping hand and everytime I Thanked him he always told me there was no need to cause that's what friends were for but he thought more of her then just a friend to him she was family. Brian will always have a special place in Ambers heart and in mine and we will never forget him. Brian will be missed and loved by many. Race High and Lead the way Brian!! Wave that Checkered Flag with Pride!!
Kim McKinley-YeubanksCoffeyville, KS
Our condolences and our hearts are with the family. Brian was always a great friend and he had a wonderful and big heart!
Jeff and Mindy VanBurenCherryvale, KS
You will be missed terribley.fly fast in heaven.and you will always be remembered.
Donna O'Neill,and John ArmstrongBartlesville, OK
I am going to miss you. Its not going to be the same during Christmas with you gone. I will miss picking on you. RIP my dear friend.
Virginia MorganCoffeyville, KS
Connie MooreNewkirk, OK
Prayers of comfort for his family.Friend you will be missed.
Mike ReevesCoffeyville, KS
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!!
Kay HyattCoffeyville, KS
I will miss you cuz. You are always in my thoughts. I know we will see each other again. Love u bunches
Debbie Knisley MitchellIndependence, KS
We are going to miss you Brian Dale. You brought us happiness and Joy. Love You Alwats.
Kathryn ZimmerCoffeyville, KS
Prayers for the whole Knisley family.
Chris VannosterCoffeyville, KS
Ive known Brian most of his life. I will always remember his big beautiful heart warming smile. His addressing me as sweety. My heart hurts for his Mom who is a dear family friend, & for Tina my niece, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know this will not be a easy road to travel for his brother Shannon or Sister Ginger. Praying for comfort & strength for his children and grandchildren. RIP Brian keep smiling sweety. I love you. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Charlotte Rene' YeubanksEdna, KS