Paul Layton BrillonI am a Veteran.

of Freeport, TX

November 23, 1938 - January 9, 2024

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In fond remembrance of Paul Layton Brillon, affectionately known as Layton, a man whose Texan spirit and zest for life touched the hearts of all who knew him. Layton's journey began in the heart of Texas, where he learned to appreciate life's grandeur through its simplicity.

Having served in the Navy during his youth, Layton carried the disciplined spirit of a sailor throughout his life. A true outdoorsman, he found solace and joy in the vast landscapes of Texas. His love for fishing became a defining passion, spending countless days on his boat, absorbing the tranquility of the water and reveling in the beauty of the Texas landscape.

A seasoned painter and an ingenious handyman, Layton's talents knew no bounds. He could fix, create, or improvise anything that came his way. His ability to "jerry-rig" solutions became legendary among family and friends, a testament to his resourcefulness and determination.

In the tapestry of his life, Layton wove a loving partnership with Vickie Brillon, his devoted wife of two decades. Together, they embraced the simple pleasures - the warmth of the Texas Sun, a cold beer in hand, and the company of each other. Their commitment became a beacon of inspiration for those fortunate enough to witness it.

Layton's legacy extends to his daughter, Kimberly Wetzelberger, and her husband Mark Wetzelberger, his son Brian Brillon, his grandchildren Nicky Wetzelberger and Robbie Wetzelberger. Their families, along with Layton's five great-grandchildren, continue to carry the torch of his memory.

In the embrace of eternity, Layton is joyfully reunited with his beloved mother, Ida Elizabeth Ford, his father, Edmond R Brillon, and his siblings: Ida Geraldine Standefer, Ana Eileen Taylor, Edmond R Brillon, George R Brillon, Joseph R Brillon, and James W Brillon. As he joins them in the peaceful beyond, Layton's memory lives on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to share in his remarkable journey.

Today, let us honor Layton's memory by stepping outside, feeling the warmth of the sun on our faces, and raising our glasses in a heartfelt cheers to a life lived fully and a legacy that will endure through the ages.

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11 Condolence(s)
Freeport, TX
Monday, January 22, 2024

Layton was a blessed soul he touch my heart in many ways, ESPECIALLY THE WAY HE LOVED HIS WIFE!! My words can't express enough of what a great gain heaven has gotten I will love and miss him forever

April Keeton
Oyster Creek, TX
Monday, January 22, 2024

So sorry for your loss Vickie, sending lots of love your way my friend!

Carol and Larry Vehar
Surfside Beach, TX
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Larry and Carol Vehar

John and Madeleine Johnson
Lake Jackson, TX
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Always be remembered as a highly skilled craftsman and fun loving companion.
RIP, Layton.

Karen Baker
Sunday, January 21, 2024

you will be missed by all

Libby Glover
Adrian, MI
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Layton was a favorite of everyone!
And I am a witness to the love he and Vickie shared!

Melody Archie
Saturday, January 20, 2024

You will be deeply missed. Fly with the angels

Kimberly Burke
Freeport, TX
Saturday, January 20, 2024

Layton was the first person we met out here in Hide Away over 30 years ago!! We have loved him ever since!! Vicki we love you very much and you were in our hearts!!!

Susan Meyer
Oyster Creek,
Saturday, January 20, 2024

Dear Vickie and Family,
Beautiful tribute to Layton! I am so sorry for your loss.
Prayers for strength and comfort.
Love you,
Gary and Susan

Angel Camp
Starkville, MS
Saturday, January 20, 2024

Praying for my sweet cousin Vickie and the rest of the family during this time.

Chandler, TX
Friday, January 19, 2024

Vicki and family, your in my thoughts and prayers. Love you oodles.🙏❤️. May the beautiful memories help comfort you in the days ahead.