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Thursday, May 19, 2022

William Conrad Brining born April 30, 1939 (83) as the eldest son of Raymond B. & Nina Provost Brining. He passed peacefully May 8, 2022.

Bill grew up in Tonkawa where he attended Washington Grade school, Tonkawa Jr. High, and graduated from Tonkawa High School class of 1957. During his time at Tonkawa High school he competed in academics, music, choir, and play production. After High School, Bill attended his freshman year at Northern Oklahoma Jr. College (NOJC) participating in vocal and musical play production.

Entering as a sophomore, Bill attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated from the college of business with degree in finance.

William C. Brining was known has “Buffalo Bill” to his Phi Delta Theda Fraternity brothers and college friends. Upon graduating, he also attended Law School at the University of Oklahoma. Bill postponed his law career and served his country as a Captain in the Korean Conflict. Upon his return from serving in Korea, Buffalo Bill roamed the west coast during his 20’s and 30’s while working as a Bank Examiner for U.S. Comptroller of the Currency. He spent time living in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe before he relocated to Reno, Nevada when he accepted a position with the U.S. Treasury as a Federal Estate and Gift Tax Attorney. Bill roamed back to Tonkawa, Oklahoma in the early 1980’s to be with his family. He practiced law, worked on the family farm, and spent time teaching his nephews how to hunt and niece how to hit a one handed back hand in Tennis. Buffalo

Bill also raised and trained bird dogs, with one of those dogs being Spring Creek’s Pearl whose Championship is registered in American Field Magazine.

During his time in the Kay County area, Bill served as a Quartermaster and mentor to young men at the VFW Post 2855 in Blackwell, Oklahoma. After surviving a quadruple bypass, the “Old” Buffalo decided it was time to roam and relocate to Dallas, Texas where his niece, Anna Brining, provided for his care.

He enjoyed spending time with his family: (brother) Joe, (sister-in-law) Beverlye, (nephew) Joseph Burke and (spouse) Alice Brining, (nephew) Joshua William and (spouse) Jessica Brining, (niece) Anna Louise. He enjoyed sharing stories and sage wisdom advice with his three great nieces Burkely and (spouse) Paul Hood, Jillian, and Adeline Brining. As well as he two great nephews Gabriel and Benjamin Brining.

Services will be conducted at First Presbyterian Church, 109 S. 4th Tonkawa, Monday, May 23, with viewing of the body at 10:00 a.m. with worship service at 11:00. Burial service will follow at IOOF Tonkawa Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to be made in the name of William C. Brining c/o First Presbyterian Church PO Box 67 Tonkawa, Ok 74653

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