David Brainard, 60, and Renita Brainard, 59, of Derby, Kansas, passed away in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, March 10, 2019 near Coolidge, New Mexico.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Derby, KS. Burial will take place later at the Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery in Winfield, KS.
Both David and Renita were born in Junction City, Kansas and were high school sweethearts. David graduated in 1977 and Renita a year later. The couple was united in marriage on June 23, 1979. Renita went to Spokane Falls Community College and became a CPA. David joined the United States Air Force in 1983 and became an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. He worked his entire career helping with unexploded ordnance all over the world until his retirement in 2007. Renita managed a restaurant and did book keeping all while being a great and loving mother. They lived their lives without regrets.
Survivors include their four children: Sean Brainard, Steven Brainard and wife Elisa both of Wichita, Kevin Brainard of Seattle, WA and Alyson Boor and husband Cody of Manhattan, KS; 7 grandchildren, David’s brother Jackie Theye and Renita’s sister Tammy Wills.
Preceding them in death are their parents, David’s sister Cynthia Williams and Renita’s brother Duane Tuttle.