Brian Keith Cleveland was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 11,1968 to the late Sylvester Cleveland Sr and Lena Price Moss. At the age of 6, his father moved Brian and his brother to Arkansas where he met Brenda Wiley who helped raise him. Brian graduated from Holly Grove High School in the Class of 1988. Brian was fondly known by his childhood friends as "Thumper" for his signature wrestling move. Brian was also known to be the life of the party. This jokester could lighten up any situation with his humor.
Brian always expressed a desire to live in a different state so he eventually made a move to Tacoma, Washington where he worked as vendor at Safeco Field for several years before moving back to Arkansas to be closer to family.
Brian was granted his angel wings on June 7th, 2020. His final days were spent surrounded by family. Paul and Valerie Hansberry are his cousins and were his loving caregivers until his last days. Brian's memory will be forever cherished by his family and friends.
Brian was preceded in death by his father Sylvester Cleveland Sr, brother Jimmy Cleveland and his son Tray Powell.
Brian leaves to cherish his life and memories; His mothers, Lena Moss and Brenda Wiley, three sons: Lesabre Canady of Phoenix, Arizona, Trevor Powell of Kansas City, Kansas, and Agape Cleveland of Renton, Washington; five brothers: Sylvester Cleveland Jr (Mae) of Gillet, AR, James Cleveland of Little Rock, AR, Tony Terry of Pine Bluff, AR, and Darren Cleveland (Darla) of Houston, TX and Ray Wiley of Holly Grove, AR; six sisters: Doris J. Carter (Dwayne) of College Station, TX, Donice James of Little Rock, AR, Chenzira McDavid of Detroit, MI, Alisha Johnson of Garland, TX, Sylvia Cleveland of Holly Grove, AR, and Kizzie Cleveland of Humphrey, AR; four grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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