Brian was predeceased by both parents and a sister-in-law, Frances Lebourveau Heard. He is survived by his partner, Henry Catenacci, of Santa Fe, as well as four brothers - James P. Heard, Jr. of Blanco, Texas, Mark Heard and wife, Jean Marie, and Philip Heard of Austin, and Paul Heard and wife Debbi of Beeville. Brian is also survived by six nieces, four nephews, one grand-niece and two grand-nephews. He was a loving son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.
Plans for a memorial service are pending.