Gene Brewer

November 12, 1928 - January 20, 2011

Mr. Gene Brewer, age 82, of McKinney, Texas passed away January 20, 2011. He was born on November 12, 1928, in Whitewright, Texas, to Lacy Clifton and Mary Magdalene (Burchfield) Brewer. On September 15, 1949, he married Naomi Kathryn Partridge in Leonard, Texas. Mr. Brewer proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of Greer Engineering Institute. Following graduation, he accepted a job with the Ford Motor Company, where he worked for 8 years. Subsequently, he worked for the Wonder Bread Company for 22 years. Mr. Brewer loved his family, his dogs, and his country. He was an avid gardener and always supplied his neighbors with ample vegetables, and beautiful flowers to view, before his health started to decline. Mr. Brewer is survived by his wife, Naomi Kathryn Brewer; daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and James Welch of McKinney and Nancy Gene and Larry Thompson of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Danny Craig and wife, Johnna, Steven Craig and wife, Melissa, Paula Kent and husband, John, and grandson, John Gillaspy; great grandchildren, Christopher, Kayla and Olivia Craig, and Benjamin and Emily Kent; brothers, James, Horace, Claude and William Brewer; sisters, Virginia Gillhamer, Maryann Oleander, Madelle Childress, and Linda Shipp; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Charles Brewer. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 24, 2011, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, with Rev. Wayne Hutchins officiating. Interment will follow at East Shady Grove Cemetery in Trenton, Texas. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m., Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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So sorry for your loss Phyllis. May God comfort you in this time of need. Martha Henderson, February 7, 2011 Nancy and Phyllis and Naomi, I am very sorry about Gene your dad and husband. I know that this is hard now and I trust that you keep the good memories always in your thoughts and this will get you through those tough days and knowing that he is at peace and rest and no more suffering and pain. Take care. Fran Pritchard, January 25, 2011 Mrs. Brewer - We are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. We miss seeing him out walking. He always had a kind word and a quick smile for us. David and Misti Boone, January 24, 2011 So sorry to here about your dad he was a good man. Laurie Ann Tilley, January 23, 2011 Sister Brewer,Nancy & Phyllis and your family,we are so sorry to hear about your husband & fathers passing. We pray that God gives you strenght during this time of sorrow. Embrace your wonderful memories of him.That is something that can never be taken from you. You may not remember us,but our mother was Mary Smith and we went to church at Memorial in Dallas back in the early 60's.We played with Charles ,Nancy & Phyllis along with Jimmy McDowell. We are so sorry for you lost. Juanita & Anita Smith (the twins), January 21, 2011 Doesn't seem possible, but I know he is up there with his buddy (Grama) and my Mom (Freida) stirring up trouble =) We will miss you Uncle Gene! Claressa Dawn Willett-Escobar, January 21, 2011 So sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Janet and Bill Hughs, January 21, 2011 Phyllis and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I visited with Mr. Brewer several times at Homestead. Blessings. Denice Burnside Webb, January 21, 2011