The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 5, 2012

Robert J. Brewer


Robert J. Brewer, 68, of Galena, Kan., passed from this life on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at his home with his family at his side.

Bob was born Nov. 13, 1944, in Galena, to the union of Emery and Elizabeth (Appold) Brewer. He graduated in 1962 from Galena High School.

He was united in marriage to Marlene (Ashbrook) Brewer on Feb. 15, 1964, at St. Louis, Mo.

Bob worked as a pipe fitter for the Plumber's Pipe Fitting Union No. 178, of Springfield, Mo. He also owned and operated Double B Plumbing which was located in Galena, and serviced the surrounding area. Bob was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriner, both out of Springfield, Mo. He was a member of the Galena Elk's Lodge and Spring River Boat and Ski Club. Some of Bob's favorite past times were hunting, fishing and wood carving.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene Brewer, of the home; one son, Bob Brewer and wife, Jonna, of Joplin, Mo.; one daughter, Teresa Freeman and husband, Scott, of Galena; two brothers, Chris Brewer, of Green Valley, Ariz., and Alan Brewer, of Sheldon, Wash.; two grandchildren, Logan Brewer and Landon Brewer; one step granddaughter, Angel Cochran; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Galena Assembly of God Church. Pastors Hank Deslatte, Doug Wilkerson and Randy DePriest will officiate. Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. Pallbearers for the service are Scott Freeman, Chris Brewer Jr., Michael Brewer, John Kerpler, Connie Kinnear and Marvin Chastain. Honorary pallbearers are Brandon Brewer and Charlie Torres.

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