Brian Lee Solis passed away peacefully on his 42nd birthday at Tampa General Hospital surrounded by his family.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on February 2, 1978, he was the son of Ronald and Carol Solis and brother of Peter and Faye, his twin sister. He grew up and lived most of his adult life in Savannah, Georgia graduating from Hershel V. Jenkins High School in 1996. He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate (AE) stationed in Jacksonville, Florida.
Known affectionately as “Uncle Buck” to those he loved and who loved him dearly, he will always be remembered for his legendary sense of humor and ardent love of music. His selfless desire to help his family and friends in any way he could was a demonstration of just how loving and generous he was. His departure from this world is leaving behind many broken hearts.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Peter and Anna Solis; and maternal grandparents, George and Mary Schulte.
He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Carol; brother, Peter and sister-in-law, Wimberly; sister, Faye and brother-in-law, Gary; nephews, Edward and Harrison; and niece, Alexandra.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 17, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made in memory of Brian Solis to the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine, Internal Medicine Resident Education Fund (#250032). https://giving.usf.edu/online/gift/f/250032/
Dear Carol, Ron, and Faye, we are so terribly sorry for your loss. Words are inadequate to express our sympathy for your grief. I pray that your happy memories will give you some comfort
- Evelyn & Larry Burke, Savannah, GA
- Melissa and Mike Groover , Savannah , GA
I am so saddened for your family and will be lifting you up in prayer and thinking of you often. With love, Christina Smith Winters
- Christina Smith Winters, Savannah, Georgia
Fair winds and following seas
So sorry for your loss of Brian. He was always so full of gusto for life. I have so many great memories of our Heatherwood years. Prayers for peace and love for your family
- Carole and Dan Massey, Savannah, Georgia
Dear Solis Family: We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. A candle has been lighted in our Church Parish in memory of Brian. Janell, Alan and Randy Weber
- Janell, Alan and Randy Weber, Destrehan, Louisiana
I’m so very sorry. Brian-Lee-Solis was a good friend
- Scott Smith , Savannah, Ga
Very sorry for your loss and prayers to all of you. I hadn’t seen Brian in years, but he’ll be missed!
- KC Andrews
I send my utmost condolences to the family at this time. Brian was a great friend and I’ll cherish the many adventures and all the pictures of our friendship. Sending everyone prayers.
- Derek Davis, Atlanta, Georgia
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Brian Solis. I will miss you my friend.
- Brandon Tatom, Savannah, GA
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep y’all in my thoughts and prayers.
- Jennifer Miller Cole , Savannah , Ga
- Cara Shealy Getter, Savannah, GA
- Ryan and Monique Maines , Savannah, Georgiw
So sorry to hear about Brian. He was so full of energy and fun to be around. He will always be with you and in your heart. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
- Tony DiSalvo, Savannah, Ga
Our family is keeping the Solis family in our thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy, Kelly and Merrick
- Kelly & Merrick Endres, Riverview , Fl
I am so sad to know that Brian is gone from this world. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve his loss.
- Kat Burke , Savannah, GA
- Leigh Gladden Martin, Savannah, GA
No words can begin to express our sorrow for hearing about Brian... we have such fun memories from the German Country Club years... please know your family is in our prayers
- Consos Family, Savannag, Ga
- David and Lauren Koncul , Saint Simons Island , Georgia
Brian was always full of life and full of smiles. His energy was contagious and endearing. My heartfelt sorrows go out to the Solis family. He will be deeply missed.
- Chris Melroy, SAVANNAH, Georgia
I had worked with Brian for many years. Always enjoyed his sense of humor. Very appreciative of the laughs we shared. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Dustin McGaha, Savannah, GA
I’m so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing....I will keeping you all in my prayers.
- Stephanie Orne, Savannah, GA
I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. We were good friends and I have many great memories with Brian. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Sincerely, Mark Boles
- Mark Boles, Bluffton , SC
Faye: We were talking about Brian just the other day in reference to his writing. He told me he couldn't write when he was in the seventh grade. I told him he could. I remember the argument vividly as he was always contentious when it came to his abilities in the classroom. I refused to buy into his lack of faith in himself and forced him to write what turned out to be an incredible piece. I can still remember that moment when he realized that he could write and not only well, but made me proud. His smile was always the most beautiful thing about Brian. That and his precious sidekick, you, his twin sister. I never know why that those we love most have a way of leaving us before we are able to cope with them not being here, but then again, that would be never, were it in our hands. I hope you know how much he was loved by this teacher. Please let me know if you all are having a service for him. Beth Faris
- Elizabeth A. Faris, Cumming, GA
A deep sadness is shared by all who knew Brian. He will always be remembered as a friend to everyone he met, a loving brother, and a doting uncle. Pete and family you're in my thoughts and prayers.
- Adam Bolton, Savannah, Ga
I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s been years since I’ve spoken to or seen Solis, but I’ll always remember him as one of my best friends in college. We have so many Armstrong memories. God has just gained an amazing new angel. Praying for the loss of your sweet and amazing Brian Solis.
- Alyson Williams-Cannady, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Dear Solis family, I am saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. I pray that the Lord will comfort you all during this difficult time. Prayers are lifted!
- Joanna Boyd, Savannah , Ga
Carol, Ron, Pete and Faye my thoughts and prayers are with you now I'm so sorry for your loss. Brian will be missed by so many.
- Bernard Winters , Savannah , Georgia
To the Solis family, my heart and prayers are with you all. This is a tragedy and I know he is soaring high above in heaven. He was a good person we went to school together and were friends for many years. He will be missed very much .
- Patrick and Michelle Calver , Savannah, GA
My most sincere condolences to the entire family.
- Chris Elmgren, Savannah, 11
I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that I have fond memories of Brian in my eighth grade class. I will pray for peace for your family during this difficult time and in the weeks ahead.
- Mary Lou Collins, Savannah , GA
Ron, Carol, Pete, and Faye, You have all been in my thoughts. Brian was a great friend to me and the O’Reilly family. He will be terribly missed by all of us. James
- James O’Reilly, Charlotte, NC
Ron, Carol, Faye, and Pete, Brian will be terribly missed. Losing Brian is like losing a part of our family. I can't remember a time in my life that Brian was not part of it. He was the greatest of friends to my family and I. Truly a remarkable person that we will always keep in a special place in our hearts. Your family has always meant so much to us, our hearts pour out for all of you guys during this time.
- Daniel MASSEY, Savannah, Georgia
I still do not have the words to express the immense sadness we feel losing Brian “Solis”. He was such a huge part of our lives for so many years. We have so many wonderful memories to hold close. Our hearts are truly broken. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his friends and family as we all work through this tremendous loss. ❤️
- Jessica & Alex Bates, Savannah, GA
So sorry to hear this terrible news. Our hearts go out to you all!
- George Kotler-Wallace, Decatur, GA
I was devastated when I learned the news of Brian's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of Brian. So many of my childhood memories contain Brian and he was always very special to me. I think of your family often. My heart is broken knowing that he is gone. I hope you find comfort in family and friends during this difficult time. Alana Weber Reichert
- Alana Weber Reichert , New Orleans , LA
Our condolences to the Solis family.The O'Reilly family will miss Brian very much.May God's grace and love embrace his good soul.
- gEORGINA OREILLY, Savannah, GA
Sorry for your loss of Brian. There are so many fond memories of the St.James years. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Gail and Eddie Wallace
- Gail Wallace, SNELLVILLE, Georgia
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
- Tom & Linda Broderick & family, Savannah , Ga
so sorry ron and carol will be in our prayers
- wayne and joan gayda, Crest Hill, IL
- Shannon Sinclair , Savannah , GA
I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of my times with Brian and at the Solis household in high school. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
- Logan Matsuoka, Atlanta, Ga
I knew Brian and Faye best in high school. I am an identical twin so I loved meeting them and sharing twin stories. Brian was so sweet and loved to make people laugh. He had a wonderful smile. May God bless and rest his soul and comfort your entire family. My sincerest condolences. Gone Too Soon.
- Brooke Edwards , Savannah , GA
I am beyond sorry for what your family is going through. I went to high school with Brian and his sister. He was so funny and nice. Prayers for your family.
- Bentley Edwards, Savannah, GA
I’m so sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. I have many great memories of him from high school. Faye, you and your entire family are in my thoughts.
- Melanie Overstreet Stevens, Savannah, GA
I fondly remember the good times growing up on the streets of Heatherwood many years ago. Many hours of competition and chasing the ice cream truck. Brian and I would always reminisce about those great times whenever we would run into each other over the years. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing and send my sincere condolences to all of his loved ones.
- Patrick Page, Savannah, Georgia
I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot express how deeply he will be missed.
- Bo Kobleur, Gainesville , Ga
So sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this hard time.
- Tiffany Johnson, Savannah , GA
Im so deeply sorry for the loss and heartache you are going through. Praying for God's strength and comfort. Lots of love and hugs.
- Shambre Levangie, Richmond Hill, GA
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed
- Bobby j hughes, Savannah, GA
- Stephanie Brannen and family , Savannah , Georgia
I will always remember Brian with a laugh, he was always a jovial, fun person. Such a sweet guy gone too soon. xx
- Amanda Whitecross (nee Jones), Paget, Bermuda
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Brian.
- Olivia McIntosh, Six Mile, South Carolina
Mrs.Solis. I'm not sure if you remember me or not. I was your " favorite;)" student for many years at Castle Heights. You made such an impact on my life and the woman I am today. I just wanted to say how terribly sad I am for your loss! The thing I remember the most about You is how proud you were of your children! You were an amazing teacher and I know an even more amazing mother! I wish I could give you a big hug!! Love always!!! Beth Prentiss - Winsor
- Beth Prentiss Winsor, Savannah, Georgia
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Memorial Service
- 11:00 am on Mon, February 17, 2020
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406