Robert Larimore "Bob" Brewer, Jr.
Obituary for R.L. Brewer
Minister Robert "Bob" Larimore Brewer, Jr., 89, passed away November 25,2012. Born February 10, 1923, in Chattanooga, TN, Bob Brewer is survived by his wife, Anna O. Brewer, two daughters and their husbands, Teresa (Butch) Scott of Memphis, and Robin (Mike) Adams of Fayetteville, AR. Surviving also are wonderful grandchildren, Wes (Elizabeth) Scott, Whitney (Jared) Smith, Jon David Adams, Meredith (Ryan) Pettigrew, and Spencer Adams, as well as two great-grandchildren, Robert Kenan Smith and William Edward Scott, IV, and one brother, Charles C. Brewer of Tavares, Florida. Preceding Bob in death, were his parents, Robert and Ruth Brewer and a sister, Dorothy Straughn.
Bob's entire lifetime was dedicated to service to the Lord, to his family, and to his country. Bob was in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, where he served for almost four years, primarily in the South Pacific. He attended Central High School in Chattanooga, David Lipscomb University in Nashville, and Harding School of Theology. Bob was a minister of the church of Christ for over 60 years. He served churches in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee. He served five churches in Memphis as pulpit minister: White Station, Jackson Avenue, Raleigh, Sycamore View, and Rosemark. He also assisted the church in East Frayser. Bob was also pulpit minister in congregations in Clarksville, TN, and Ft. Lauderdale , FL. After he retired, he worked in the mission field in Ukraine for 16 years, making 25 trips to that country. Bob was currently a member of Germantown church of Christ. Bob also gave many volunteer hours in service at Kirby Pines Retirement Community. He served as President of the Advisory Board for 3 years. He will long beremembered as a servant of the Lord in whatever way he was needed.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, at Memorial Park Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, at Germantown church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Germantown church of Christ Missions Fund, 8723 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138. Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the stone wall", 901-767-8930.
- From Find-A-Grave & Information from www.MemorialParkOnline.com, published in The Commercial Appeal on November 27, 2012.
Directions To The Grave of R.L. Brewer
Bob Brewer is buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. Take I-240 to Poplar Ave exit. Go west and the cemetery will be on your right. The Brewer plot is in Rose Hill Section, Lot 73, plot #3. He is buried toward the rear of the cemetery. See GPS below for specific location in the cemetery. The actual GPS location of the grave is: 35°06'47.0"N 89°52'29.4"W / or D.d. 35.113045,-89.874820
Photos Taken 04.04.2014
Webpage produced 11.06.2014
Courtesy of Scott Harp