Obit: George Brierly


George W. Brierly, 78, of Moscow died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at his home. Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Muscatine. Burial took place at Illinois City Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Wilton Fire Department or Genesis Hospice in memory of George. Online condolences may be left for the family at

George was born on Feb. 24, 1941, in Rock Island, Illinois, the son of George H. and Letha A. (Beverlin) Brierly. On May 28, 1960, George was united in marriage to Linda Clodfielder in Muscatine.

George worked for Stockton Quality Foundry, Gerdau Ameristeel and he also owned and operated Brierly’s Backhoe and Hauling.

He enjoyed working, gardening, yard work, watching NASCAR and stock car racing.

George will be deeply missed by his wife, Linda of Moscow; his children, Robin (Phil) Harris of Wilton, Jeffery Brierly of Moscow, Corrina (Jeff) Anderson of Muscatine and Michele (Dennis) Janus of Moscow; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

George was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Letha Jones and one brother, Johnny Wayne Brierly.