NEWCOMERSTOWN - Bret Thomas Burrier, 24, passed away on Friday, September 13th, 2019 in Newcomerstown as the result of an accident at Kistler's Lake, a place he loved and had spent much of his childhood.

He was born July 6, 1995 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Dr. Jeff and Marianne (Kistler) Burrier. Growing up, he was a 10 year member of the Buckhorn Tribe 4H Club and became a state qualifying pole vaulter his senior year. A 2014 honors graduate of Newcomerstown High School, he went on to attend The Ohio State University. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and belonged to the Masonic brotherhood at Port Washington Lodge #202. Bret lived fearlessly and was passionate about each of his endless pursuits. He loved his family, catfishing, basketball, history, teaching himself piano, and his grandma's sweet tea. His ingenuity, wit, and good natured humor will always be remembered by those he leaves behind.

He is survived by his parents; siblings Woody and Erin Burrier; maternal grandparents John and Ruth Kistler; and paternal grandparents Dave and Linda Burrier. He will be dearly missed by his many aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, and extended family.

Calling hours and funeral service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 648 Oak Street, Newcomerstown on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 with calling hours 3-6 pm and funeral immediately following. Online condolences may be made at