LAMAR-Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp for John Leslie Brewer, 61, Lamar, formerly of Cole Camp, who died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. Pastor Michael Boothby will officiate. Burial will be in Trinty Lutheran Cemetery in rural Cole Camp.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday, at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.
Pallbearers will be Mike Heimsoth, Burton Bormann, Nick Jenkins, Craig Augat, Jeff Taylor, Jim Witte and McCoy Ingalls. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Craig, Harold Brewer, Charlie Mazzarella and John Divine.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.
Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Brewer, Lamar; a son, Justin Brewer, Lamar; two brothers, Ralph Brewer and wife Anna and Joe Brewer, all of Golden City; his father and mother-in-law, Bill and Mary Ellen Craig, Stover; a sister-in-law, Cassia Craig, Bono, Ark. and two brother-in-laws, Bruce Craig, Stover, and Wesley Craig.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Phyllis Brewer.
Mr. Brewer was born April 18, 1952, at Hawarden, Iowa, to Lyle and Phyllis (Dewey) Brewer. He was a 1970 graduate of Golden City High School. He had worked as a sub-contractor for Finley Engineering in Lamar. In 1985 he went to work for United Telephone, which was later acquired by Sprint. While working for Sprint he mapped out the fiber optic infrastructure throughout several states, retiring in 2009. In 2001 he and his family moved to Rhome, Texas and in 2011 he moved with his children to Lamar. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp.
He married Deborah Ellen Craig on Aug. 25, 1973, at the Methodist Church in Stover. She died June 17, 2009.