Born 9-11-1918-- Died 11-12-2004
Ray Brewer, 86, son of the late Joe and Daley Wallace Brewer, was born on Sept. 11, 1918, in the Fifty-Six area of Stone County, Ark. He died Nov. 12, 2004, in Batesville, Ark.
He married Ruby Sexton March 27, 1937, at Optimus, Ark., and to this union six children were born. He was a devoted husband and father. During his working years, he pursued many jobs including logging, harvests, construction, truck driving and farming. He was a member of the Calico Rock Assembly of God. At the time of his death he resided at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and John Simmons of Marked Tree, Ark.; four sons and three daughters-in-law -- Billy Ray and Ava Brewer of Calico Rock, Ray and Linda Brewer of Black Oak, Ark., Henry Brewer of Calico Rock, and Jerry and Eva Brewer of Mt. Pleasant, Ark.; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Linda Sneathern; a brother, Kinley Brewer; three sisters -- Littie Brewer, Viola Brewer Franks and Mamie Whiteaker; and two grandsons -- Harold Brewer and Billy Ray Brewer Jr.
The funeral was Nov. 15 at the Calico Rock Funeral Chapel with Gale Wooten officiating. Burial was at Optimus Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home of Calico Rock, Ark.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Simmons, Bobby Simmons, Andy Brewer, Charles Sneathern, Jimmy Sneathern, Tony Sneathern, David Brewer and Brent Brewer.
Honorary pallbearers were Joshua Stratton, Alex Judy, Colin Judy, Taylor Judy, Colton Sinyard, Christopher Jones, Isaac Jones, Andy Ray Brewer, Jr., John Michael Dexter, Ronnie Simmons Jr., Tim Steed, Daniel Jordan, James Dean Barnett, Jade Brewer, Tyler Brewer, Ean Brewer and Chafin Owens.