Blaine Stephen Brocksmith, age 57, of Quincy, died on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at 6:55 pm in the Blessing Hospital Emergency Room.
Blaine was born November 29, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Jack and Donna Stephenson Brocksmith. He married Charlotta "Jeanie" Spohr on November 1, 1985 at the Chicago Illinois Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Our father was an extraordinary man to say the least. He was loving, fierce, brave, extremely intellectually inclined, and best of all, an incredibly loving husband and father.
We feel that each and every day, our father spent his time thoroughly preparing us, his children, to deal with this crazy existence we call life. He never stopped believing in us, fighting for us, and his words of encouragement, on almost a daily basis, were unwavering.
We sure are going to miss you so very much, daddy, and we know you'll be smiling down on us all from on high. Love you so much daddy. Until we meet again...Goodbye for now.
Survivors in addition to his loving wife, Jeanie, include three children, Crystalyn Spohr Brocksmith Milan (Patrick Allen Goode) of Quincy, Aryn Spohr Brocksmith Hills (James Clinton) of Mendon, and Levi Stephen Brocksmith (Heather Marie) of Quincy; eleven grandchildren, Saria Nicole Milan, Ashlynne Marie and Tristen Allen Goode, Braylynn Rae Hills, Trenady Kay Cogdal, Jayden Clayton Hills, James Clinton Hills, Jr., Kelsi Elizabeth Hills, Talon Stephen Brocksmith, Elijah Stephen Brocksmith, and Amelia Marie Brocksmith; his mother, Donna Stephenson O'Dell; his father, Jack Donald Brockmsith; a sister Cheryl Brocksmtih Acton; and a brother Brent Ellyson Brocksmith.
Blaine was preceded in death by his grandparents.
A private service was held with Blaine's immediate family.
Blaine's favorite poem that he always read to his kiddos was.."The Children's Hour" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations,That is known as the Children's Hour.
I hear in the chamber above me, the patter of little feet, the sound of a door that is opened, and voices soft and sweet.
From my study I see in the lamplight, descending the broad hall stair, Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra, And Edith with golden hair.
A whisper, and then a silence: yet I know by their merry eyes, they are plotting and planning together to take me by surprise.
A sudden rush from the stairway, a sudden raid from the hall! By three doors left unguarded, they enter my castle wall!
They climb up into my turret o'er the arms and back of my chair; if I try to escape, they surround me; they seem to be everywhere.
They almost devour me with kisses, their arms about me entwine, till I think of the Bishop of Bingen, in his Mouse-Tower on the Rhine!
Do you think, O blue-eyed banditti, because you have scaled the wall, such an old mustache as I am, is not a match for you all!
I have you fast in my fortress, and will not let you depart, but put you down into the dungeon in the round-tower of my heart.
And there will I keep you forever, yes, forever and a day, till the walls shall crumble to ruin, and moulder in dust away!
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
My grandpa never would make me feel bad about myself. he would always be loved and remembered. we all miss him so so much. if he saw someone down he would bring them up. he is watching over the people he loved the most. and the people he dident like at all. the reason for that is because he love everyone. I pray every night and i talk to his once in a while.
Thank you, in loving memory of my grandfather Blaine Brocksmith
Blaine was always so friendly. He always made me feel like I was important. My heart goes out to the family. Heavenly Father must have needed him home to help on the other side to get things ready. He'll be missed in this life but.... until we meet again!! He is definitely loved!!
I am sorry for your loss. It seems so long ago but as a youth I have fond memories of Blaine and your family. He was always one of the “cool” adults back then. Thoughts are with the Brocksmith family during this difficult time.
Jeannie, I am so sad to hear about Blaine. I know you are suffering and you are fragile. Please know you and your children are on my mind, and you are loved. Blaine was 1 in a million, there will never be another like him.
Can't wait to see you again man.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during these difficult times. I got to know Blaine through the YMCA as we talked and solved the world's problems. Blaine had an amazing view about life as evident by his constant smile, laugh, and wit.
I am sorry for the loss of your Father Husband, Son, Brother. I did not get to spend lots of time with Blaine , However Donna his mother and I spoke today of a Christmas my family and Blaine's family spent together. It was ine of my most memorable and Happy times. We had such a great time with your family.
May you all find peace in this difficult time.
I am truly sorry for your loss.I did not get to spend much time with Blaine and his family, but one of the most memorable Christmases were spent with your Dad and Mom and you children when you were all still very young.
God Bless and comfort you.
I am so sorry to hear about Blaine. He was a kind and gentle soul. I have heard many times how much he adores you and how much he loved his children. May you find peace in the time of chaos.
I didn’t know Blain very well when we were children. I got to know the man he had become. He loved his family with the entire might of his being which was formidable. He sought me out and comforted me in my time of grief and I am truly grateful to have had him in my life. To Geannie and all of the children and their families I am truly sorry for your loss.
We are truly sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Prayers for the family, Jeanie & Jack whom Jason & I knew! Love 💕 you!
I really loved him and I'm so sorry for your lost - Paige and Lehi Snider
Blaine will be missed, and was full of Brocksmith personality. On behalf of Ginny, James and Lillian, we'll miss you and love you. Our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Jeanne, kids and grand kids.
RIP Blaine. May he rise again on the World’s of Fun Viking Ride.
Oh what wonderful and fun memories I have of this amazingly funny, kind and loving man I’m so proud to call my friend and family member. We spent so much time together growing up. I truly enjoyed all those summers we spent together & the good times we had. You are loved by so many and never forgotten by all. Rest In Peace sweet cousin, and give those family members of heaven all our love. Robyn Brocksmith-Lyons & Timothy Lyons
Blaine, my childhood would have been incomplete without you in it. Love you brother. Don, Jolene and Kylee.
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