Brian P. O’Leary, 72 of Springfield, passed from this life on January 22, 2023.

Brian retired from the United States Army after proudly and honorably serving 19 years and 6 months home and abroad, and earning the Army Superior Unit Award, among many other medals.

Brian is survived by his wife of more than 31 years, Sandra (Carnahan) O’Leary; his three children and their families, Courtney Schexnayder and her husband, Ben, of Dallas, Texas, Connor O’Leary and fiancé, Kacey Hogshooter, of Clever, Missouri, Cameron O’Leary and his wife, Kelsi, of Springfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Joshua, Colette, and Cecilia; two brothers, Kevin O’Leary and wife, Connie, of Cavelier, North, Dakota, Mike O’Leary and wife, Connie, of Fargo, North, Dakota; two sisters, Sheila O’Leary of Georgetown, Texas, and Pat O’Leary and her partner, Kevin Schlaht, also of Georgetown, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends.

Burial with military honors will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 30, 2023, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood Road, in Springfield, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Welcome Home: A Community For Veterans at or to a charity of donor’s choice.

His care has been entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. DeGraffenreid-Wood Crematory.