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Richard Brewer

May 17, 1961 — March 18, 2023

Jonesboro

Richard Lee Brewer, 61, of Jonesboro, passed away on March 18, 2023, in Temple Tx.

Funeral services for Richard will be held at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at Refuge Ministries, 2602 S FM 116, Copperas Cove, TX 76522. Burial will take place following the service at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service.

Richard Lee Brewer was born in Killeen, Texas to Jessie Charles Brewer and Nancy Jean Brewer on May 17, 1961.  He went to school at Copperas Cove High School and later graduated from Tarlton University.  He married Denise Lynn Brewer on Sept. 2, 2006, in Kempner, Texas.  He worked as an Automotive manager for TG&Y from 1977-1980, Pool Offshores from 1980-81, F-15/F-111 Avionic Systems Mechanic for USAF from 1981-2001, history teacher/coach for several Schools in Killeen and Cove from 2006 – 2011, and Master Avionics Instructor for Dept of Air Force at Sheppard Air Force Base from 2012 – 2019 when he medically retired.  He also officiated for many sports which was his passion.

He was a veteran of the Gulf war and served in the Air Force and was awarded the Air Force Commendation, Air Force Achievement, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Training Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Air Force Oversea Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon/Rifle, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, Kuwait, Liberation Medal- Saudia Arabia, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and Air Force Good Conduct Medal.  He was involved in Mason.

Richard Lee Brewer is preceded in death by his daughter, Kastora Brewer; Mother, Nancy Brewer; and Father, Jessie Brewer.

Richard Lee Brewer is survived by his Wife Denise Lynn Brewer Of Jonesboro; Son, Jason Morris Brewer of Jonesboro Tx; Son, Adam Richard Brewer (Starr) of Copperas Cove; Son, Brent Welden Schmidt (Carissa) of Copperas Cove; Daughter, Caitlyn Ellen Yvonne Baez (Bryant) of Fort Bragg NC; Son, Dakota Che’ Schmidt of Jonesboro; Daughter, Brooke Elizabeth Jean Schmidt of Jonesboro; Son, Kaleb Cameron Howie Brewer of Jonesboro; sister, Kelly Diane Bradfute (Duey) of Lampasas; brother, Jeffery Charles Brewer (Leona) of Temple; and grandchildren, Elijah, Micah, Conner, Maximus Brewer, Leia, Lavon, Leileena Brewer, Isabelle and Oliver Schmidt, Janelle Baez, and Liliana and Jameson Schmidt, and one on the way.

Pallbearers will be Jason Brewer, Adam Brewer, Brent Schmidt, Dakota Schmidt, Kaleb Brewer, and Jayson Jordan

The family of Richard Lee Brewer wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Interim Hospice and to Refuge Ministries Church.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Refuge Ministries (Copperas Cove)

600 S. Oklahoma Ave, Weslaco, TX 78596

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Refuge Ministries (Copperas Cove)

600 S. Oklahoma Ave, Weslaco, TX 78596

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

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