Bob Brickley Dies At 66

May 1, 2018

Bob's Obituary was published in the Courier Journal newspaper and is seen below:

 

Robert Burch "Bob" Brickley
     Louisville - Age 66, died at his home May 1, 2018. Bob was known to many as an Agent and Producer for Triangle Talent, where he worked for more than 30 years. But, long before he booked and produced talent, Bob was a musician and entertainer himself. His musical career began around 1967 with a variety of bands including Exit, Parade, the Vanguards, Ever After, Copperfield, The Bob Brickley Band and Heat.
     Bob was a great singer with an incredible stage presence which also helped him to recognize talent in others. He had an exceptional eye for talent and was instrumental in the early careers of Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith and dozens of other music stars.
     He will be remembered as kind, gentle and always smiling. Bob attended Atherton High School in Louisville, KY and graduated from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, MO. He was a member of Holy Spirit Church and a Kentucky Colonel.
     He was preceded in death by mother Betty Burch Brickley Yates; grandparents Chester W. Brickley and Emily Mae "Mom" Burch Brickley; cousins Betty Ann Burch (Claude) Alvey and Ormond Hunter Burch (Joe) Marion.
     Bob's grandmother played a major role in his life and she shared this poem with him many years ago:
     

This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it, or use it for good. What I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
     When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something that I have traded for it. I want it to be a gain not loss, good not evil, success not failure; in order that I shall not regret the price "I" paid for it.


     Bob is survived by his brother, Ray Barrickman and niece Taylor Ray Barrickman, and longtime friends Stephen Bowles and June Downs, all from Louisville. Also, cousins Ann Elizabeth Alve

 

y (Hank) Triple tt, Samuel S. (Nancy) Alvey, and James P. (Peggy) Alvey of Louisville, KY, and Francis C. (Linda) Alvey, Jr. of Knoxville, TN..
     The family held a private service. A public memorial service to celebrate Bob's life is planned for Friday, June 1. Visitation from 2-5 PM and Celebration of Life Service at 5 PM at Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville. 
     Donations may be made in Bob's name to the Louisville Musicians Emergency Relief Fund: MERF Foundation 6916 Chimney Hill Rd Crestwood, KY 40014. Or online at: www.merflouisville.com Simply click on "donate to MERF on Bob's behalf"
     Rest In Peace, our dear friend Bob

 

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