Tributes have poured-in from friends and colleagues of famed Dallas attorney Brian Loncar, known as “The Strong Arm.” His death over the weekend is still “unexplained” but reports say his family was told that he suffered a heart attack.
Brian died two days after his teenager daughter’s funeral. The family posted a lengthy obituary to take us beyond his memorable TV ads.
They say his heart “gave out too soon” after 16-year-old Grace Loncar committed suicide late last month. He’s described as a passionate father of five “with deep fits of passion that could bring him up or down.”
“A little over a week ago Brian’s miracle baby, Grace, took her own life. As a result, Brian’s tremendous heart that carried his family and friends gave out too soon. The stress and pain of losing a child was too much for his heart to bear.”
“A lot of people with depressive issues use that as an excuse for failure, a reason why the game is setup against them. Not Brian. He used those intense feelings as fuel. He used them as a catalyst for change.”
The obituary details his childhood, academic achievements and entrepreneurial business ventures going back to college.
In 1988, he started his law firm Loncar & Associates “with little more than a card table and a phone,” It grew to 11 cities, employing more than 200.
His final Facebook post encouraged people that are struggling to reach out for help. The family has established the Grace and Brian Loncar Foundation.
You can see that HERE.
Imagine losing two family members in one week. It’s almost too much to bear. Our deepest sympathies to Loncar family.
Brian’s memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Munger Place Church in Dallas.