Brian A. “Boomer” Bexson, age 58, of South Wilmington, IL passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL, due to a surgical complication. Brian was the first-born son of George and Donna (nee Yedlicka) Bexson on January 15, 1963 at St. James Hospital in Pontiac, IL. Brian attended Gardner Grade School and then went to Gardner South Wilmington High School, graduating in 1981. He participated in many sports, such as basketball, baseball, track, wrestling, and boxing. He worked for Marketti’s Grocery Store, Kelce Deer Farm, cleaned carpets, furniture and cars, walked beans for farmers, and most recently Westside Rentals for 21 years until their closing in April 2003. Brian enjoyed visiting with friends, neighbors and relatives and taking gifts to older people. He liked to hear stories about his Grandpa Tony when he ran the Circle Inn Tavern. Everyone in 12 counties knows Brian “Boomer” Bexson because of his big heart and contagious cackle of a laugh. Boomer earned his nickname in grade school when he hit three homers out of the park in one game. Surviving are his parents, George and Donna, of Gardner, IL; brother, Pat Bexson of South Wilmington; and sister, Teresa Bexson of Gardner. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, George Sr. and Teresa Bexson, and Anton and Sara Yedlicka; and uncles: Joe Skuban, LaVerne Bersano, and Tony Yedlicka. Visitation for Brian was at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory, Braid-wood Chapel, Monday, March 22, 2021 from 3 until 7 p.m. Funeral services were also at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 10 a.m., with Pastor Jan Chandler officiating. Attendees were required to wear face coverings, and follow social distancing guidelines due to the capacity requirements, and were asked to be brief with their condolences to allow others to pay their final respects. Interment followed in the Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville, IL For more information and to visit his online guestbook, log on to: www.rwpattersonf uneralhomes.com or find us on Facebook.