Funeral services for Roy Vanburn Brewer, age 81, of Rusk are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Rusk with the Revs. Donnie Barron, Don Copeland and Don Richey officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk.
Mr. Brewer passed away March 26, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 14, 1932, in Weatherford to the late Clyde V. Sr. and Orean Evans Brewer. Mr. Brewer was a Rusk native and retired back to Rusk in 1994. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Rusk and was a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Beaumont and was a founding member of Heritage Park Baptist Church in Friendswood. Mr. Brewer was a member of the Young Mens Business League in Beaumont and a member of the 1950 Lon Morris State Champion basketball team. He also served nine years in the Texas National Guard and was a board member of the Cherokee Civic Theater in Rusk. Mr. Brewer loved the outdoors, fishing, gardening, the beach, spending time with friends and family and playing dominos.
He was preceded in death by the mother of his three daughters, Clara E. Burns Brewer. He is survived by his wife, Jean Harlan Brewer, of Rusk; four daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie Brewer Bartro and husband Steve, of Dickinson, Pam Brewer Gault and husband Allen, of Rusk, Pat Brewer Carter and husband Milton, of Cleveland, and Amanda Burnett, of Pearland; brothers, Clyde V. Jr. and wife Gloria Brewer, of Pickton, Jimmy H. and wife Joy Brewer, of Moore, Okla.; sister, Linda Gibson and husband Tommy, of Rusk; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will include Steve Bartro, Milton Carter, Cody Bartro, Matthew Carter, Mark Flannigan and Michael Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Gault, Johnny Bufford, Bo Ousley and Sue Ousley Chandler.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at the funeral home.
Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home
221 5Th St Rusk, TX 75785
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Mar. 27, 2014