Brian Michael Cahalan

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for death has given me wings to soar where I once had shoulders.

Brian Michael Cahalan was called upon by the Lord to enter the gates of heaven May 5th, 2017, at 12:02 p.m.

Brian was born December 5th, 1974. He was a lifetime resident to the area, known by many and loved unconditionally by lots. Everybody has a story, Brian’s was one with many unfair chapters. He was diagnosed at the early age of 20 as a paranoid schizophrenia. He suffered many trials and tribulations through the years his walk here on earth was not with easy steps. Struggles we will never understand but through it all his kindness, compassion, faith and love for his family were never lost. He was a gentle soul. Brian loved to sing and play his guitar. “Amazing Grace” was his favorite; he loved to express his love for God to any listening ear and was always full of laughter. He had a contagious laugh that could fill a room and he never let yesterdays be forgotten. He was a member of First Baptist Church at Purdy.

Brian was preceded in death by one sister, Bridgette, a very loving grandpa, Vincent Cahalan and so many more amazing people. Gone but never to be forgotten his legacy will live on through his surviving family, mother, Carla Land of Exeter; father and stepmother, Mike and Nancy Cahalan of Pierce City; his sister, Shelly Cahalan and Mike Defoore of Purdy; brother and his wife, Eric and Lisa Cahalan of Golden; brother, Ricky and wife Shae of Aurora; five nieces and four nephews.

Graveside services were held Friday, in Sparks Cemetery at Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Jerry Yarnall conducted the services.

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