Bryan A. McCormick
October 23, 1976 ~ August 22, 2022
Bryan A. McCormick was born on October 23, 1976, and passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on August 22,2022 at Trustbridge Jupiter. Bryan fought his Leukemia with everything he had these past 10 months, and even managed remission. Unfortunately, the Brain Cancer was more aggressive than any treatment could delay or cure and that is where Bryan ultimately lost his battle. Bryan stayed positive through all the testing, transfusions, various treatments, Chemotherapy and endless medications.
During the last year, Bryan would always say “Remember, it is always darkest before the dawn”, and for everyone around him to live life and just get outside. If you knew Bryan, then you knew he loved being outside and absolutely hated being inside. Which made this past year only harder for him. Bryan was the luckiest fishermen that anyone knew. He could literally go fishing anywhere and anytime and catch a fish or a dozen fish. Second to fishing was his love of Nascar. He was a proud member of Rowdy Nation and never missed qualifying, practice or the numerous types of races. Ever since Bryan was little, he loved racing and had numerous favorite drivers over the years.
Bryan and I discussed his arrangements, wishes and his obituary often the past months. He originally only wanted his obituary to have one message and that was “Yippeekiyaa MotherFxxK”! He quoted that often and believed that was the best mindset to have. He eventually agreed to allow me to write from the heart if that was added in there somewhere. Bryan was honestly the toughest person I knew, and he was never afraid of anything. He skydived numerous times, went deep sea fishing in 18-foot-tall waves, went into the swamps with gators and snakes and too many other adventures to list. My wish is that when people think of Bryan, they think of all the fun, crazy, and amazing times he had. Bryan really did live his life his way and how he wanted to live it. He unapologetically lived life to the fullest and was at peace with his choices.
Bryan wished to be cremated and not have a public service or gathering. There will be a family gathering next year to follow a portion of his wishes. The rest of his wishes will be followed through by Me, per his request. Bryan wanted to thank Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for the amazing care, Dr. Humberto Caldera who originally diagnosed Bryan and fought so aggressively to get Bryan the treatment he needed. Bryan also wanted to thank the staff at JFK Atlantis and Staff at Trustbridge Hospice. Bryan’s Family would like to thank every organization for their care and helping guide us through this difficult time.
Bryan was preceded in death by his beloved Grammy (Audrey McCormick). They had such a loving and caring relationship. Bryan took amazing care of Grammy in her last years, and we are blessed to have had him.
Bryan is survived by his parents, Lester (Jill) and Roberta (Roland), and Sister (Author of Obit) Krysten (William), Nieces Bryanna and Madyson, and half sister Nicole. Aunt Charlotte (Kurt), Aunt Tina (Scott), Cousins- Misty, Ricky, Jason, Porscha, Kyle, Lucas and Travis. Uncle Jim, Unwin relatives and numerous friends.
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