John “Greg” Gregory Brisendine, 50, of Redfield, SD passed away on Saturday August 10, 2019, at his home. His graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Redfield. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield. (www.hykefuneralhome.com)
John “Greg” Gregory Brisendine was born July 5, 1969, to Betty Green in Dallas, TX. The family moved around but stayed in the Dallas area where he was educated. Greg married Taira Allen on November 22, 1997. Greg and Taira had two sons: Christian Dakoda Brisendine and Raymond Nathaniel Brisendine.
Greg worked in construction most of his life. In 2008, Greg moved his family to Frankfort, SD for eight years and then to Redfield. After moving to South Dakota, Greg learned that he enjoyed cooking for others, and he did it well. He enjoyed camping, fishing, being outdoors and his huge family shindigs.
Grateful for sharing his life are his children: Raymond Brisendine of Redfield, SD; Dakoda Brisendine of Sioux Falls, SD: and John Brisendine of Ft. Worth, TX. He is also survived by Taira Hodgkin, close friend and mother of his children, of Redfield, SD; stepfather Tommy Green of Blue Ridge, TX; sister Becky (Micheal) Robinson of Lone Star, TX; and brother Clay Cozart of Blue Ridge, TX. Greg is also survived by niece Tonya Robinson and nephew Chris Robinson of Lone Star, TX; uncle Don (Linda) Brisendine; aunt Diane Gaskin and many, many cousins who meant the world to him.
He is preceded in death by his mother Betty; grandparents Raymond and Virginia Brisendine; aunt Barbara Mowrey; and uncle Gary Gaskin.
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