Hershel Brewer | 1932-2018

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Hershel Brewer

Hershel “Elmo” Brewer, 86, of Forestburg died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Nocona.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the First Baptist Church of Bowie with Mike Henson officiating. Burial will follow at Salona Cemetery.

Elmo was born Jan. 10, 1932, in Forestburg to Jim W. and Tiny Brewer. After graduating from Forestburg High School, Elmo went to work for Convair (Lockheed Martin), Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, where he retired in 1989 with 31 years of service.

He married Imogene Holland Feb. 10, 1951, in Nocona. He was a Mason and recently received his 60-year service pin and held dual memberships at the Masonic Lodge No. 523 in Forestburg and Lodge No. 578 in Bowie. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and held a Class A Certificate for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Tina Brewer; brothers Winfred Brewer and Gerald Brewer; and daughter Channa Brewer.

Elmo is survived by his wife, Imogene Brewer; children Gary Brewer and Arlene, and Terry Brewer and wife Cindy; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Bowie Mission, 105 E. Greenwood Ave., Bowie, TX 76230, the First Baptist Church of Bowie, 307 Lindsey St., Bowie, TX 76230, the Masonic Home and school or a charity of choice.

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