Jack Brisebois, Ad Executive
January 9, 2014-- Furniture Today,
Plymouth, Mich. - Longtime furniture advertising executive Jack Brisebois, 90, died at his home here on Dec. 4. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Brisebois joined his father Lester's advertising agency, Evans & Brisebois, which produced advertising slicks for furniture retailers and manufacturers. In the early 1960s, Evans & Brisebois was bought by R.C. Banker & Company - from which Evans & Brisebois split years prior - creating the Banker & Brisebois agency.
Brisebois stayed on with the new company as a key account executive working with retailers across the country and developing dealer support advertising materials for manufacturers including Flexsteel, Action Lane, Lane, Norwalk, Peters-Revington, Chromcraft, Style Craft (Klaussner), Catnapper, Franklin, Elran, Crawford of Jamestown and Jamison Bedding, among others, before retiring in 1992.
Brisebois is survived by his wife of 66 years, two sons and a daughter, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many friends. The family has asked that those wishing to make a memorial donation do so to the benefit of the American Red Cross Blood Bank.
Banker & Brisebois would welcome hearing from those in the industry who have stories to share about Brisebois. Call (800) 456-0210 and ask for Harry or Lee Gilmore, or email lee. firstname.lastname@example.org.