Cpl. Bryant "BJ" Luxmore

Born: Mon., Nov. 3, 1986
Died: Sun., Jun. 10, 2012


Visitation

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 18, 2012
Location: Sherrard High School


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Jun. 19, 2012
Location: Sherrard High School


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ARRIVAL

          Cpl. Luxmore will arrive in the area on Saturday around 11:40 am.  We estimate we will be departing the airport around 12:40 pm to be enroute to Aledo. The route of travel will be...we will proceed in a caravan from the Quad Cities on Rt. 150 through Orion, IL until we reach Illinois Rt. 17.  We will take Rt. 17 through New Windsor, Viola onto Aledo.  We will gather in Aledo Central Park for a small service..."A Hero's Welcome". 

 

OBITUARY

       Corporal Bryant J. “B.J.” Luxmore, 25, of New Windsor, Illinois, son of Brenda and Leonard Luxmore, husband of Jaimie Luxmore and father of Lane, was killed in Afghanistan on June 10, 2012.

 Corporal Luxmore will be buried with full military honors.  Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Sherrard High School.   Following the service, as the family holds a private burial in Hopewell Cemetery, friends are invited to proceed to New Windsor United Presbyterian Church for a luncheon.  Visitation is from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 at Sherrard High School.  In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Bryant J. Luxmore Memorial Fund to be used toward various organizations of significance to the family, as well as Lane’s education.  Dennison Funeral Home, Viola is handling arrangements.

 Bryant was born on November 3, 1986 in New Windsor, Illinois, and was an avid athlete and student.  He graduated from Sherrard High School in 2005, where he was a member of the football and baseball teams.  Bryant then attended Monmouth College and graduated from Illinois College in 2009, where he continued his baseball career at the collegiate level.

 Bryant entered the U.S. Army in April 2011 and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.  He married Jaimie Lower on October 8, 2011 and the couple relocated to Fort Stewart, GA to begin their life together with their son, Lane.  Bryant was deployed to Afghanistan just two months ago.  He was posthumously promoted to Corporal, awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman Badge.

 Survivors include his wife, Jaimie and son, Lane, Hinesville, GA; parents, Brenda and Leonard, New Windsor; brother and best friends, Brock Luxmore and his wife, Melissa, Springfield, IL; in-laws, Joe and Laurie Lower; sisters-in-law, Shannon (Scott) Brown, Tricia (Evan) Price, LeAnn Lower; brother-in-law, Andrew (Courtney) Lower; maternal grandparents, William and Marcia Johnson; paternal grandmother, Donna Jo Luxmore; his wife’s maternal grandparents, Jimmie and Patricia Sackville; his wife’s paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Kathryn Lower; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 Bryant was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bill Luxmore.

 

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Mary Conrad
   Posted Wed June 13, 2012
Brenda and family, I don''t know if you remember me, but we worked together at Lutheran Hospital. When I heard this on the news I knew he must be your son. My heart goes out to you and your whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
Love to you all. Mary

Steve Pinkston
   Posted Wed June 13, 2012
Luxmore family... I can't begin to express our condolences on the loss of BJ. He was a true leader and is a hero to all of us. I loved playing sports and getting to know both BJ and Brock and from the whole Pinkston family, we are extremely grateful for BJ's service to our country. He'll never be forgotten.

Chris and Jen Allison
   Posted Wed June 13, 2012
We are so sorry for your lose. I knew B.J .through out school and he was one of the most incredible person that you could ever meet. My heart goes out to his wife, son, and also the rest of the Luxmore family and lower family.
B.J. Everyone that you have ever known has their lights on for you to come on home.

Brady Stromquist
   Posted Wed June 13, 2012
Luxmore''s I am so sorry for your loss. I can''t imagine what you are going through. It was truly an honor coaching your son. He was such a hard working student athlete. He was a leader in every sense of the word. He''s the type of young man that all parents hope their sons grow up to be. He will truly be missed. Thank you for his service to our country and freedoms.

Nicki Nelson
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Brenda: I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine your pain. After being through several deployments with husband and TJ , my oldest, who was also 3rd ID, I can only imagine your loss. Thank you for Bryants service to our freedom. My prayers are with you. I remember how much time you spent running to ball games and doing functions with the boys. The time I spent at FS with you showed me how important your boys are to you. While most of Americans do not understand the war in Iraq is not over, I do because of my family's connection with the military. I hope you are seeking comfort with those that understand. The connections with the military can offer you comfort and understanding.

Greg and Roleen Thoele (IC)
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. BJ was a great guy and we are privileged to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda and John McManus
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Leonard and Brenda,

There are no words to express the sorrow and pain you feel with
the loss of a loved one, even greater for the loss of a child. Be
strong and take comfort in knowing you have a vast community of family
family and friends there for support.
To BJ - Thank you to a true hero for your service and sacrifice
for our country.
Linda and John McManus

Shelley DeVore
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Brenda,Leonard and Brock---my heart is aching for you. I wish I had the words to express how sorry I am. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Don and Jan Britton
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Brenda,Leonard and Brock---our hearts are aching for you. God bless you and your family. We just cannot imagine what you must be going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. BJ is our hero.

Cindy Hunter
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Brenda, Leonard and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. As a mom, I can''t even imagine the
pain you are feeling. I prayer for peace and comfort for you all.
God Bless BJ and the other soldiers who are fighting and dying for
our freedom.

Lori Patch Martin
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
To Bryant Luxmore's family:

I want to express my deepest sympathy to you at this horrific time. May the community surround you in love and respect and remind you that your soldier will NEVER be forgotten. Hold on to the wonderful memories that you shared with Bryant and remember those fun times when you feel sad. He is always with you.

Rayme Traub
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
I grew up knowing BJ, and his brother Brock. BJ was my best friends, friend. We spent time together when I was younger playing baseball in viola with him, Cody, Nick, and others that went to school with us. BJ always had a smile on his face, was the first to jump in to help anyone no matter what the issue was. BJ did an excellent job bringing the best out in others. He provided a service that us "Americans" can never give enough gratitude towards. BJ, My wishes, and prayers are with your family. I think the only thing we can do honorably in remberance to BJ is salute the flag. The colors of our flag have a real meaning, and this week that meaning is BJ. Godspeed to you.

Rosemary and Gene Mourisse
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Brenda and family, Be assured of our thoughts and prayers in this time of loss and grieving. Rosemary and Gene

Mike and Roberta Lawson
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
We would like to express our sincere sympathy for your loss. I wish there was something we could say or do to take your pain away. Just know that there is a lot of love being shown out there for BJ. He was a true hero in our eyes and he will never, ever be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Laurel Franks Minteer
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Leonard and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. We are cousins, Leonard, but I never met your son. Everything I have read about him says he was a wonderful person. There are no words to make you feel better but please know how much I care and that you are all in my prayers.

Tammy Crippen
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
I am so very sorry for the loss of BJ- he was a phenomenal young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Vicki and Keith Bloomfield
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Brenda, Leonard and family,
So sorry for your loss, our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.
There are two things you give your children....one is roots, the other wings.

Wyatt and Natalie Wood
   Posted Thu June 14, 2012
Luxmore Family:

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for each and every one of you. I hope that some day you all will find peace and may the lord wrap his arms around you and provide you comfort in this trying time. I am very grateful that I had the chance to know BJ and room with him at Monmouth. From the moment I met him I knew he was a great, caring, very determined human being whom would help anyone, as he did me several times. I will never forget him as he holds a special place in my heart and I thank him from the bottom of my heart for serving our country and protecting our freedom. We will continue to pray for your family in this difficult time.

Wyatt and Natalie Wood

Ray Lind
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. Words cannot express the deep and sincere sympathy I extend to the family and friends of this hero. Thank you to the parents of this fine young man for raising such an incredible and courageous person who felt the calling to defend his country. Thank you to BJ for your service and ultimate sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with BJ, family, and friends. I pray that God helps you through this difficult time.

Richard "Dick" Wildermuth
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
To the Luxmore family, the Johnson family, the Lower family,

My sympathies on the death of BJ. May God comfort you at this time and in the days ahead. May your memories sustain you now and in the future. Thanks BJ for paying the ultimate price. My thoughts and prayers are with Brenda, Leonard, Marcia and "Pus". and Donna Jo at this difficult time. May God give you the Peace that only God can give.

Ft Stewart Army Mom
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
Though I did not know BJ - as an Army Mom I feel your loss. Please know that I will hold your family in my prayers. I pray our Heavenly Father wraps His loving arms around you and comforts you as only He can. Thank you for supporting BJ in his decision to voluntarily join the military and Thank You Corporal Luxmore for your service. God Bless you all.

Kimberly Engstrom
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
Brenda, Leonard, and the extended family of BJ: My sincere sympathy, thoughts, and prayers are with you during this difficult loss in your lives. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you hold of BJ. Remain strong for one another and let BJ, live on, through each of you, in a unique way. Peace, love, and hugs from Bloomington, Illinois.

Kris Dillbeck
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thank you BJ for fighting for our country.

Kimberly Wolfe-Close
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
Dear Luxmore Family,
I am so very sorry for your great loss and the sacrifice your family has made in the war against terror. My son is a Close-Combat Infantryman. That makes our sons brothers. They each walked up Honor Hill. I never paid much attention to Afghanistan until my son enlisted in the Infantry. Given that your son, Bryant, was an Infantryman speaks volumes of his character, courage, and steadfastness. I pray the Lord wrap His everlasting arms of love around you and give you comfort and strength to get through the days ahead. I will be attending the services to pay respect to your dear son, my son''s brother in arms and to pay my respect to you for your ultimate sacrifice. Thank you. God bless you and keep you. I am profoundly sorry for your loss. Kim Close, mother of Infantryman, Kody Wolfe.

Bruce & Andrea Johnson
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
Our deepest sympathies at B.J.'s tragic passing - may God's comforting hand hold you close and give you strength. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Jack Weese
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
I have no words to express how sorry I am for the families. B.J. was an excellent young man. I remember him as being pretty quiet in class but a good student and good worker. B.J.''s death hits me doubly hard as I know and love the Lower family as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve.

Greg Streeter
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
To all of you I am so deeply saddened by your loss. I continue to pray for each one of you. Please know this community is with you during this time, and beyond.

Pam Root
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
We have not met but we are related. Mae and Earl Luxmore were my grandparents. My family was contacted yesterday about Bryant. No words can begin to convey my thoughts for you and your family during this time. I thank Bryant for his dedicated service to our country! I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be my thoughts and prayers.

Bob Hartley, Moline, IL.
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 Spoken by CHRIST Himself and recorded in scripture. Bryant will hold a special remembrance in the hearts of all US veterans, for all time. Please accept our condolences.

Diana Downing
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
No words can really help to ease the loss you bear. Hold tight to memories for comfort. My sympathy to your family.

Kim and Pat Sloan
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
I am so very sorry for the loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Christine (Burrill) Wheeler
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
Jamie, You may not remember me but you were on the cheerleading sqaud with our Daughter Ashley Burrill. We are soooo sorry for your loss. You and Lane are in our thougths and prayers. From one Army family to another HOOAH. May BJ rest in peace and you will ALWAYS have a speical angel watching over you and your son. I know you will tell your son all about his daddy and what a great hero he was how he fought for our country and your son. Lean on your army family for support. Scott, Christine, Ashley, Jeremy.

Jared Thoele
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
It was such a pleasure to get to know BJ and play baseball with him at IC. He was such a good guy, both on and off the field. My thoughts and prayers are with the Luxmore family.

SFC Anderson, Lance P. Platoon Sergeant of CPL Luxmore
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Bryant. I had but only a few months to know and work with him, but in that short time, he proved to be a man of immeasurable character. He was one of my go-to guys and assisted my platoon on a daily basis accomplishing multiple tasks. He held much promise as a Soldier and will always be remembered by the members of 3rd platoon, Bravo Company 1-64 Armor. I have never seen a platoon so attached and touched by one Soldier. Bryant will live on in the hearts of each of these men for an eternity and will never be forgotten. We are all better men for knowing such a brave and selfless hero. I never once heard him complain, nor did he ever skip out on a responsibility or task. SPC luxmore's sacrifice and the sacrifice of his family has changed each of us forever, and I know that I will do everything that I possibly can to honor his memory and what he stood for. I wish that I had words that would comfort the friends and family. I wish that I had words to comfort the Soldier's that he left behind. Let all that may read this know...that he will forever be remebered as a hero in the hearts and souls of all that knew him. His legacy will live on through us, and he will be rembered by those who are currently at our base and his picture will remain for all those who vist COP(combat outpost) Sperwan Ghar. "Wherever the path may lead, let my footprints be that of a warrior"

Most sincearly,
SFC Lance p. Anderson

cliff and traci nesbitt
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
im so sry for your loss. sending prayers your way and hugs.

Sue Hulett
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
So many hearts are breaking/broken. I pray that God lifts you up at this time and that your family and friends turn to comfort one another FOREVER. Mae and Earl Luxmore were long-time members of my church-- Bethel. Many prayers being lifted up to you. And many hearts of gratitude for our brave young men who serve their country so well.... May the great COMFORTER embrace you at this time.

Lu Ann Steffen
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
Leonard and Brenda and family,

I was so sorry to hear of your son's death. My heart goes out to you all. I did not know your son but I know how much my late husband, Ron, thought of you and your family. Byant's service to our country was much appreciated and valued. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

Nora Anderson Steele
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
Brenda and Leonard and family: my heart aches for you. Life is never the same after you lose a child; but then you also have an angel with you in your daily lives forever. Reach for the rope of faith, and hold tight throughout the next few days and weeks and months. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerry Thurman
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
Leonard,so sorry for the loss of tour son.Reading the condolsence from his plt. sgt.,he must have been one hell of a soldier.Nobody can feel the sorrow that your family is feeling now,our kids are to bury us,not the other way.It seems that he enjoyed being in the army and that he did wat he wanted to do.Again sorry for your loss.Jerry Thurman,driver at R

Pauline Brown
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
Luxmore family and extended families;
I imagine that to lose a child would be the most painful occurance in life. May God give you the comfort you so badly need right now, and the peace that only He can give. With love and sympathy.

Nate Dennis
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
Luxmore family,

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Words cannot give back what was lost. I personally did not know BJ, however I do wish I would have had the honor of meeting him. You're in our thoughts at the Dennis household. May his spirit soar the highest skies and skim the lowest waters while watching over the ones he loved. RIP BJ.

Wanda Campbell
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
I had the great pleasure of meeting BJ during Illinois College''s opening days in the bookstore. When he gave his name "Luxmore" I had to ask where he was from and if he knew Rich Luxmore. He replyed he did, so I told him my connection to Rich, which is Kay is my cousin. At that moment I felt like I had just met a new family member. BJ was a very friendly, polite, happy student. My prayers of comfort and strength for all who love him. BJ''s life will be remembered with many laughs, smiles that will be shared.

wayne,barb, brooke and brett Saline
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
Leonard,Brenda,Brock, Jamie, and Lane

We want to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of BJ. He was a truely amazing kid and grew to be a wonderful man. There are no words that will take away your pain, but please know we are praying for all of you at this time and that BJ is a Hero to all of us.

Wayne Barb Brooke and Brett Saline

Julie Nunley
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
Brenda and family,
I am a close friend of Beth and Brad. Bryant's service to our country for our ability to be safe and free is a testament to his outstanding character. May God's loving arms hold you all, carry you when needed and comfort you. Praying for all of you.
Julie

Paula and Ed Peterson
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
To the Family and Friends of Cpl. Bryant Luxmore
Our deepest sympathy on the very tragic loss of your beloved Father, Husband, Son, Brother and Friend. We did not know "BJ", we only went to school with his parents, but being in a small community everyone "knows" everyone, and we are all tied together. Having a son in the National Guard ourselves makes this hit a little harder to take, and our hearts feel your pain. May the Grace of God sooth your pain as you keep him forever in your hearts.

Ron & Cheri (Richardson) Figg
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. May the good Lord wrap his arms around you and give you comfort as only he can. You are in our prayers....

Joe and Brenda Hennenfent
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
Leonard, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I know the pain in your heart must be great as a former Marine I salute your son for the true hero he was. Our prayers will be with you all.

Rodney D. Bird II
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
Brenda, Leonard and Brock,

I never forgot about the Birthday card you sent to me during my first deployment to Iraq. I will not ever forget the sacrifices that BJ and your family have made. You are all in my thoughts.
Semper Fidelis

Tamara & Marty
   Posted Sat June 16, 2012
Our prayers are with the Family & extended Families of "BJ".

Our hearts are so full of sadness, there is no way to understand your loss. We both have grandchildren that were classmates with BJ @ Sherrard .They all have been so affected by this tragedy & are trying to cope with reality of "Life & Death" and how quickly our lives can change.

BJ is a "Hero" & "Safe Keeper" of our people. He gave his All !

David & Vikki Snell
   Posted Sun June 17, 2012
Dear Leonard, Brenda, Brock, Jaimie and Lane

Words cannot express the sadness we feel for your lost. May God's love support you and your hurting hearts until you can smile again at cherished memories of your loved one. In support of you and in respect for your fallen hero, our flag is flying and our porch light is on.

David & Vikki Snell

Debbie and Keith Willems
   Posted Sun June 17, 2012
When parents hear the words, "I'm joining the military..", we know the road ahead won't be easy. But never this. Our family aches for your family. I'll always think of BJ as that little boy I knew, who we watched grow into a man to be proud of.

Harlene Sims Lacy
   Posted Sun June 17, 2012
I would like to express my sympathy to the Luxmore family. I am friends with the Jadron family (Melissa knows me) and I have felt your pain with the loss of my daughter. It is a very difficult time for you, and you are in my prayers. Take comfort that he is in a much better place and that this is not goodbye forever. It takes special men to protect our country and be willing to give their life for us. Rest in peace Bryant Luxmore.

Sally and Lane Vance
   Posted Sun June 17, 2012
Brenda and Leonard, Mel and Brock, Jamie and Lane,
It is our sincerest hope that your memories of BJ give you strength and hope through this time of unspeakable loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your families. We are thinking of you.

Scott Frenell Family
   Posted Sun June 17, 2012
Luxmore/Johnson Families:
There are no words to express how sorry we are to hear about B.J.! We never got to know him, but sounds like he''s someone that everyone would want to know. Our thoughts are with you and your families right now and I hope in time your days get easier!
Thinking of you all!!

Mickeleen A. Sheppard
   Posted Sun June 17, 2012
We rode through those cities today and were in awe of the beautiful flags lining the streets for miles. We knew this had to be someone very special - someone who had touced many lives and hearts.
As the aunt of a very special niece who is presently serving in Afghanistan, I send my prayers and love and am truly thankful for the sacrifices being made by our military personnel.
May God Bless and keep this young mans' family forever and always.

Steven Hugunin
   Posted Sun June 17, 2012
To the Luxmore family,

My wife, Elizabeth, and I wish to express our condolences for your loss. We were fortunate to meet B.J. when our son, Joel, transfered to Illinois College and played baseball with B.J. They were roommates for a while, and we got to know B.J. enough to learn what a good person he was. He was the kind of son any parent would be proud of. We only knew B.J. for a short time, but both of us felt a strong sense of loss when we heard the news. Be assured that we will be thinking of all of you during this tough time.

Chuck Bennett
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine how difficult Bryant's passing is, but your husband, father, son was a hero and I thank God for men like him.

I work at a small community college in south eastern Illinois. We are notified of Illinois' Fallen and are flying our flags at half-staff in Bryant's honor from sunrise June 17th till sunset June 19th.

He served our country and died for our freedom.
I pray for your family.

God bless,
Chuck Bennett

Diane Richard, Minnetronix
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Dear Leonard, Brenda, Jaimie, Lane and Family - We are colleagues of Eric Luxmore in Minnesota and just learned of this tragic news yesterday. On behalf of all of us at Minnetronix, please know that we honor BJ as we offer our condolences to you. May you find peace and courage to lead you through this difficult passing.

Sherri (Crow) Lester
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Dearest BJ- I have sat down many times over the past week trying to devise something to say here, but the words have left me every time. "Thank you" is certainly not enough for the sacrifice you have offered up. "My heart is broken" doesnt even touch where I am at right now, "You have made me so proud" doesnt measure up to what you have given so I guess i will simply say "Godspeed to your new home, hero and friend"
Brenda, Leonard and Brock- my heart aches for you in your loss but the words that everyone has written here should assure you that BJ was an outstanding young man and will NEVER be forgotten by those who were fortunate enough to have had him in their lives. Much love , many prayers and infinite hugs are being offered right now and though I know that they in no way fill the void that BJ has left I hope you know that they will always be here for you as you begin this new journey. It has been MY great honor to have known your family and BJ and you will all remain in my heart and thoughts.

Mike & Rhonda Hutchins
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Mike and I have been thinking about you the past week. We did not know your son, but have heard nothing but glowing praise for him. We have 3 children and cannot in any way understand what you and BJ's wife and son are going through. Know that as parents our hearts hurt for all of you.

Rev. Katrina Jenkins
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Dear Luxmore Family,

I was sorry to hear about Cpl. Luxmore's passing. I did not personally know Bryant. However, after speaking to a few of my colleagues at Illinois College, I can see what a special young man he was.
Please know that we are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. If you should need anything, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Sincerely,
Rev. Katrina Jenkins
Chaplain, Illinois College

Ron & Kathy Devlin
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
To the Luxmore / Johnson & Lower Families:
Our hearts go out to all of BJ's family & friends. We are deeply saddened by your loss. We hope you will take some solace knowing that our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this incredibly painful time.
BJ, an all of you, have made the ultimate sacrifice. We are thankful for BJ, "Fallen Heroes" and all of our military for their service to and for our great country.
Both of us are going to dedicate an hour each, in prayer for all of you. We will be praying that our Heavenly Father will bring you peace & comfort.

Paul and Jennifer Wiener
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Leonard, Brenda and family,
Our heart goes out to you for your loss. Know that we are thinking of you each and every day.

Steve Raisbeck
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
My deepest sympathies.

Razor.

Patrice Williams
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
My condolences to Jamie Luxmore and the Luxmore family. I did not know CPL Luxmore personally, but Jamie was in my PTA class at BlackHawk College. My prayers and thoughts go out to each of you during this difficult time. May God bless you and keep you.

sCOTT AND BRENDA ANDERSON
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
the Luxomore's
We want to express our sympathy to your family. Such a tragic loss that words can not express. Scott enjoyed coaching BJ during Legion baseball and our son, Ryan Gilliland really thought highly of BJ. Prayers to you all.

Mark & Lee Ann (Hennenfent) Baldwin
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
Brenda & Leonard and the Luxmore, Johnson, Lower & Sackville families,

A greater loss I cannot imagine. Praying the Lord surrounds you with his healing love and comforts you in your grief. Thinking of and praying for you daily as you journey through this tragic loss.

Thank you Bryant (BJ) Luxmore for your ulitmate sacrifice in the defense of this Country and our lives. You are a true Hero.

Our deepest sympathies to all of you....

Mark & Lee Ann Baldwin

Karene Nagel - Milan / Mercer County - off HWY 67
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
To Jaimie and Logan & to Brenda and Leonard & to all his family and friends: Your BJ will be forever loved and remembered by this grateful nation and especially by your neighbors here in Mercer County, Illinois! He GAVE ALL and because he did that - we are extending our deepest sincere condolences to all of you! My entire Nagel family will pray for your peace and for BJ's rest - until you join together again; may you be blessed with so many happy precious memories of all he was to you & with you!!!! GOD BLESS you and your family - today and in the many months ahead.

Nan Boden
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
To the entire family, especially Brenda and Leonard,
My sympathy does not express how sad I am for all of you. Let your memories of a remarkable young man help you through this time. The amazing show of support at the visitation and the gratitude and grace displayed by the family is a tribute to BJ. May God bless you as you move through this tragic time in your lives.

Lisa McCoy
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
I didn't know Cpl. Luxmore but want to let you know that I have been praying for you and your family during the difficult time. May the Lord give you and your family the strength to get through this now and the days to come. Lisa MCCoyscott

Audrey Anderson
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
To BJ's Family:

There are simply no words.

Praying God would give you comfort and peace.

Julie & Randy Carlson
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
No words can express how sorry we feel for your loss. The flags,
crowds and prayers are such a great tribute to BJ and hoping
they help you to heal.

Al & Denise Hampton
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
To the Luxmore and Lower families,
There are no words that can ever express our sympathy or ease your pain. I'm grateful to live in a community that so freely shows their love to a Hero and his Family. Thank you BJ for your service and for keeping us safe! Thank you Brenda and Leonard for raising such a remarkable young man. He will forever be a HERO!

David & Doreen Robinson
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
To the Luxmore's, Johnson's, families and friends...

Please extend our sympathy to your entire family.

Portsmouth, VA

Mike Kraft
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
My deepest condolences. I had the privilege to get to know BJ playing baseball in the Peoria Sunday Morning League. He was a great teammate and a great guy. I am saddened by your loss.

Mike Kraft

Sandy LaManna
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
Thank you for your service BJ and having our backs, my thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. You will remain in the hearts and souls of those who love you and miss you. Rest in peace warrior, you will never be forgotten!

Kim Mehmen DeBolt
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
Dear Luxmore family,
I am deeply saddened by your loss. I am an Army mom and my heart aches for you. I thank Cpl. Luxmore for his ultimate sacrifice and pray God sends you comfort and healing. God has opened his arms just a bit wider for "BJ". God bless you all.
Sincerely,
Kim

Christie
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
I am so sorry for you loss. Thank you for your service may he Rest in Peace. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

JB
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
I am sorry for your loss, words can not replace what was taken from you and I am deeply sorry.

Fernanda D.H.W
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord grant you all peace, knowing that
Your soldier will NEVER be forgotten, I will hold your family in my prayers.
Fernanda D.H.W

Scott Rathjens
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
Rest in Peace, Warrior. I will NEVER FORGET your sacrifice.

LeAnne Cody
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
Thank you so much for raising such a fine young man. Just know that he is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO and that he will NEVER be forgotten. sending prayers your way that your heart will heal in time.
Thank you soilder for our freedom.

Sandra Buckenham
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
You all have given everything, your son, father, husband gave everything - so that someone out there could live a better life. He Did the Right Thing. He was That Guy. I'm very sorry for your loss, we all lost. Sandy

Chris Becker
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
Your Son, Husband, Father, died defending this great Country. We owe you a debt that can never be repaid. I wanted to say that my family appreciates your Bryant's service and his ultimate sacrifice. God Bless you!!!!

Melanie (Forseth) Johnston
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
Dear Brenda, Leonard and family, Our thoughts and prayers have certainly been with all of you this past week. We were so sad to hear of this tragedy. Your son was a hero to all. Melanie & Roger

Will Evans
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
To the family of Cpl Luxmore:
It is impossible to know the grief and pain that you are enduring at this time unless you've been there... Cpl Luxmore must have been a fantastic man from reading the comments on this page. Thank you seems so inadequate for the sacrifice he made for our country. May God hold each of you in the palm of his hand and give your grace and comfort as you face the days ahead. May God bless all of you.
From a Navy Vet.

Army Mom First CAV
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
Sending prayers from Texas to Alice and her family in the loss of BJ. His courage, his bravery and the sacrifice he made to defend our country so that we may be free, will forever be etched in our hearts. God Bless our Soldiers, God Bless America and God Bless our Military Families. -Sharon

Trent Jordan
   Posted Wed June 27, 2012
I played baseball with BJ at Monmouth College and again in the Peoria Sunday Morning League. I'm shocked and sadden to learn of BJ's passing. BJ was a freshman when I was a senior, and since we both played 2nd base I had the privilege of getting to know him better. He was liked by all his teammates and coaches, not just because he was a good player, but because he was a great kid. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family.


Troy Sargent
   Posted Sun July 01, 2012
My condolences go out to Cpl. Luxmore's entire family and loved ones. I didn't personally know Bryant, but he is a member or our Desert Rogue family and it truly hit us hard upon learning of his departure. I think about our loss everyday and I pray for your family. -Spc Sargent, A CO 1-64

Tony Lill
   Posted Sun June 16, 2013
I am sorry to hear about the loss of Bryant. He now has the opportunity to stand at the gates of heaven and stand guard with his fellow soldiers. My 2 grandkids from our son live in Aledo, Il and I know our son, Sgt Eric A Lill did welcome him home. I also had the honor of reading Bryant's name at the ILLINOIS FREEDOM RUN on Saturdat June 15, 2013.

Tracy Peterson
   Posted Wed September 04, 2013
To the Friends and Family of CPL. Bryant J. Luxmore

On August 17th, 2013 I participated in the Run for the Fallen in Charleston IL. I walked for Cpl. Bryant "BJ" Luxmore, as I had no one that I had personally lost in combat. I felt honored and privileged to do this, and wanted to let his friends and family know how I and our community commemorated him and others that have fallen. I thought you would like to know. God Bless you all.

We are the home of the Free because of the Brave.

Respectfully yours,
Tracy Peterson

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