Louis Richard Brill
- August 31, 1941 - June 16, 2012
- Austin, Texas
of Louis' Passing
- TIn lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to, the Lynn and Louis R. Brill Endowed Scholarship Fund at Louisiana Tech University, care of the Louisiana Tech Foundation, P.O. Box 3183, Ruston, LA 71272; or to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road
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“Good bye my dear friend
Louis and I were classmates, teammates and best of friends in high school at St. Johns. Each school day, I would pick him up...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Furman Barnes - Fairhope, AL
“Oh my goodness, how shocked I was to see Louis in the newspaper this weekend. He was the managing partner at E&Y when I was a brand new auditor. I...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Casey - Austin, TX
“Thank you, Louis, for your service to our country.
3 of 15 | Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - TX
“Mary Ware, Margaret and Jennie,
I send my deepest sympathy and love. I am so sorry not to be there today, but please know that you are all in my...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Bev (Krasovec) Tietjen - WA
“I knew Louis when growing up in Shreveport, he lived across the street, he was always friendly and a nice person to have as a neighbor.
5 of 15 | Posted by: Janice Mawhinney Milstead - LA
“I WAS A YOUNG LOAN OFFICER AT TEXAS COMMERCE BANK WHEN LOUIS GOT OUT OF SCHOOL AND CAME TO HOUSTON..WE MET AT A MUTUAL CUSTOMERS OFFICE AND ...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: ERNEST DEAL - friend
“I knew, respected and loved Louis through many Years at Temple Inland and as a co-Board Member at Forestar. He was a humble, hard working man that...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Currie - MI - Friend
“I knew Louis when he worked for Ernst & Young. I always enjoyed seeing he and Lynn. Louis was a consummate professional and community leader. He...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Jill Griffin - Austin, TX
“Mary Ware, Margaret, and Jennie - I have known Louis for more than 60 years now, since elementary school days. Louis and I both grew up in...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Tom & Ginny Crowe - Rockwall, TX
“Please accept my heartfelt prayers at the passing of Louis. He and I served togeteher on the Board of Directors of Forestar for the last few years.I...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Kathleen Brown - chicago, IL
“I grew up with Louis and Lynn, Jennie, Mary Ware and Margaret. Louis was such a fantastic father! I remember this tall, lanky 50-ish man learning...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Kellie Krasovec - Edwards, CO
“We have lost a truly outstanding man and dear friend. Know that our hearts are filled with love and sympathy for you at this sad time. We love you....Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Carol McGuire - San Antonio, TX
“A good friend who helped share caretaker duties with our wives, before they went to Heaven. He is gone too soon, but will be in company while playing...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry adams - Austin, TX - Friend
“Blessings to the Brill family from the Braziel family. Those of us on the back pew at Covenant Presbyterian Church will sorely miss our dear friend...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Kay Braziel - Austin, TX
“Although Louis was an extremely accomplished businessman, I knew Louis as husband to Lynn and father to Mary, Margaret and Jennie. His pride and love...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Godwin - Austin, TX
Louis Richard Brill died on June 16, 2012, in Austin, Texas, where he and his wife, Lynn Lyles Brill, had made their home for the last ten years.
Louis was predeceased by his parents, Ruth and Lois Brill, and by his devoted wife, Lynn Lyles Brill, whom he cherished and loved deeply. He is survived by his three daughters: Mary Ware Murchison; Margaret Murchison Borth, her husband, Dan Borth, and their sons Hardison and Hatch; and Jennie Brill Doumany and her husband, John Doumany. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry Brill, and his family.
Louis was born August 31, 1941, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended St. John's High School before enrolling at Louisiana Tech University where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. In 1963, he graduated with a B.S. in accounting. After graduation, Louis joined the Army (he remained in the Army Reserves until 1979). Following active duty, Louis began his career as a CPA, joining the Houston firm of Ernst and Ernst—now Ernst and Young—becoming a partner in 1976. For 36 years, he enjoyed an association with that firm in Houston, Austin—where he served as Managing Partner—and, finally, in San Antonio, where he became Managing Partner of the firm's Central and South Texas Area. Over his many years at Ernst and Young, he earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues and clients.
While in Houston, Louis met Lynn Lyles and the two quickly fell in love. They were married on April 12, 1975, and enjoyed the busy life of raising two young daughters. In 1982, they added a daughter, Jennie, to their family. Despite his busy schedule, Louis was a devoted father who never missed a softball game or recital. He and Lynn raised their family to reflect and emulate their strong values and faith.
In 2002, Louis and Lynn moved back to Austin where Louis joined Temple-Inland Inc.; serving first as Vice-President and Controller and, subsequently, as Vice-President and Chief Accounting Officer, a position he held until his retirement in 2006. After his retirement, he remained affiliated with Temple-Inland as a consultant and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Forestar Group, Inc., from 2007 through his death.
Louis and Lynn always made a point to become actively involved in the community. In Austin, Louis served as President of the Board of Directors of the Paramount Theatre and President of The Austin Country Club. He and Lynn also served as chairpersons of Les Amis of Hospice. Louis was active in board or leadership roles in the Knights of the Symphony, Austin Heritage Society, and the Austin Lyric Opera. In San Antonio, he served as Vice-Chairman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, President of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Chair of San Antonio Executive Council, and in leadership roles with The United Way, The Plaza Club, Hospice San Antonio, KERA, the Cancer Center of San Antonio, and the San Antonio Symphony. At the time of his death, he was serving on the board of directors of Hospice Austin.
Louis loved to read, play golf, and travel. But, most of all, he was known to enjoy a glass of wine and good conversation surrounded by his family and many friends. Louis treasured his deep friendships with those from his youth, from his college days, from his long career, and with people he met along the way. While he excelled in business, he was, to those who knew him, a tender soul. He was kind and generous; possessed a great sense of humor; was fiercely loyal, loving, supportive, and incredibly strong. He cherished Lynn and tenderly cared for her during her long farewell with unfailing strength and courage. He was—and will continue to be—a role model for all whom he touched in his life. To his daughters, he was absolutely the greatest. Until the day he died, Louis was a dedicated, generous, and loving father. He was a splendid human being. He led by example and leaves a legacy that will endure forever.
Services will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Dr., on Wednesday, June 20, at three o'clock.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Louis' memory are invited to contribute to The Lynn and Louis R. Brill Endowed Scholarship Fund at Louisiana Tech University, care of the Louisiana Tech Foundation, P.O. Box 3183, Ruston, LA 71272; or to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas, 78759; or a charity of one's choice.