On October 3, 1938 Roy and Susie Lee Hogan Brim welcomed the birth of as a son they named Roy Brim, Jr. Roy accepted Christ at a young age and was a member of Piney Grove AME Church. He grew up in the Manchester Community surrounded by large families on both the Brim and Hogan sides.
Roy worked several jobs throughout his life time including the Malvern Brick Yard, Ray White Lumber Company and he was a truck driver. He most recently worked as a custodian at the Arkadelphia Senior Adult Center.
“Boocat” as he was called by family and friends was a person who didn’t mind helping anybody. He enjoyed listening to the music, playing dominoes and just having a good time. One of his greatest joys was spending memorable moments with relatives and friends, both young and old. He will live on in the hearts of his loved ones and friends. He possessed a friendly spirit and never met a stranger. He meant what he said, and said what he meant. His natural wit and humor could never be duplicated.
He was an avid baseball player. He played the pitcher position for the Manchester Braves while Joe Steve Hunter was the manager at that time. He had a well know reputation for being one of the best pitchers in the area. It was rumored that a professional scout came out to watch him play.
On June 29, 2016 he moved into Courtyard Gardens, where he won the hearts of both the administration and nursing staff. He loved to sit out on the patio and sing one of his favorite songs “Take the Lord with You”. He passed from this life on Saturday, December 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Susie Lee Brim.
Roy leaves to cherish his memory: Irwin W. (Tawanda) Brim, a nephew whom he cherished as a son; seven sisters, Mae Lois Harris of Arkadelphia, Shevie Quarles of Arkadelphia, Ella (Lavelle) Horn of Philadelphia, MA, Mary L. Brim of Zion, IL, Mary Ellen Harris of Arkadelphia, Margaret Brim Harris of Chicago, IL and Dorothy (Billy) Newborn of Arkadelphia; three brothers, Wardell (Loretta) Brim of Chicago, IL, Elijah Brim of Dallas, TX and Willie Brim of Houston, TX. He also leaves Sandra Johnson, Michael “Big Boy” Brim and Yvette Mattis whom were raised as his sisters and brother; aunts, Nadine Potts of Detroit, MI, Mae Louis Williams of Detroit, MI, Christine Wade of Troy, AL, Roxie Jean Brim of Tory, AL and Catherine Stovall of Detroit, MI; and an uncle, Emmett Brim of Detroit, MI; twenty-three nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and friends.
Public visitation will be from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday, December 20, 2018 and the family hour from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will bat at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Piney Grove AME Church with Rev. C. O. Dansby, officiating. Interment will be at Piney Grove Cemetery.