Thursday, February 27, 2020

R. Dean Brewer (February 17, 2020)

R. Dean Brewer, 91, of Beamsville, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2020, at Versailles Rehab and Heathcare in Versailles.

He was born on February 16, 1929, in Miami County, Ohio, to the late David and Pearl (Brumbaugh) Brewer.

In addition to his parents, Dean was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Sue Brewer; and his siblings, Helen Miller, Donald Brewer, and Bob Brewer.

Dean was a 1947 graduate of Versailles High School. He attended the Beamsville Christian Church, where he served as a deacon. He loved to fellowship with his church community and read the Bible. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. Dean was a truck driver for many years, and retired in 1994 from ABF Freight with 30 years of service.

He loved the outdoors. Dean was a farmer and enjoyed tending to his crops and livestock. When he was not tinkering with his tractors and lawn mowers, Dean would go out and walk through the woods enjoying nature. He loved to go out to breakfast with his friends at Front Street Inn and the Wooden Spoon. Dean enjoyed attending auctions and going fishing. He was a helpful person and would lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Most importantly, Dean loved his family and grandkids.

Dean is survived by his wife of 66 years, Thelma (Amspaugh) Brewer, whom he married on February 21, 1953; his children, Kenny Brewer and his wife, Pam, of Greenville, Greg Brewer of Bradford, Ohio, and Jana DeBord and her husband, Don, of Versailles; his 7 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; his sister-in-laws, Betty Brewer, Mary Hart, Iona Amspaugh, and Danna Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Dean’s life, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Pastor Steve Short officiating.

Guests may visit with Dean’s family on Saturday, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Beamsville Christian Church or State of the Heart Care.

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