Monday, February 7, 2011

Homer E. Brewer (February 5, 2011)

Homer E. Brewer, age 74, of Greenville, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2011 after fighting a courageous battle of COPD Pulmonary Disease.

Homer was born in Ansonia, Ohio, on January 19, 1937 to the late J. Ray and Doris (Jenkinson) Brewer. He was preceded in death by an infant son in 1958 and sister in law, Judy Brodrick in 2007.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary (McKibben) Brewer; son, Steve E. Brewer and wife Jill (Wigner) of Troy, Ohio; daughter, Teresa J. Hooper and husband William of Alamo, CA. He was a loving and devoted Papaw to his pride and joy grandchildren, Austin Brewer, John and Lucy Hooper. He is also survived by a brother, Herb Brewer and wife Stella; niece, Stacy Brewer of Vass, N.C.; sister in law and brother in law, Diane and Denver Anthony; brother in law, Marvin Brodrick and numerous nieces and nephews.

Homer was employed with Nestles Company, Fram Corporation, and retiring from Corning Glass Works after 18 years of service. In 1974 he formed HB Decorating and Son Painting business which Steve took over in 2000.

Homer served a total of 24 years as a Greenville Township Zoning Inspector and a Greenville Township Trustee. He loved working and serving the people of Greenville.

He was a huge sport fan. He played basketball at Ansonia High School and continued playing industrial and church basketball and baseball for many years. Homer was an avid bowler and golfer.

He loved life, spending time with family and friends, camping, and family reunions.

He loved his home on the hill where you often would see him on his John Deere tractor or in his huge garden. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge of Greenville. Homer was a good friend to all who knew him. His legacy will live on through those lives he touched.

There will be a service held on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Joe Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the Teegarden Cemetery, Ansonia, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, First United Methodist Church of Greenville or Greenville Rescue Squad. Condolences for the family may be sent to