Henderson, TN: Robert E. Lee Brewer, age 87, passed away November 22, 2023, at Bailey Manor in Winchester, TN.
He was born September 23, 1936, in Chester County, the son of the late Robert Spencer and Maranda Elizabeth Davis Brewer. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1954. He entered the Navy after high school and served twenty years, serving during the Korea and Vietnam Wars. He was stationed mostly state side except two years overseas. He was married to Mary Faye Vestal on March 13, 1956.
After retiring from the Navy, he returned to Chester County and worked for the Postal Service in Henderson, retiring in 1992. He was a 33rd Degree Master Mason, member of the Masonic Lodge, F&AM #485 where he served as Past Master and was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #120. He was a member of the New Friendship Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon for twenty-five years and was a member of the New Friendship Community Club.
Mary Faye preceded in death in 2012 and Robert later married Joyce Bain Hart and they made their home in the Friendship Community. Joyce passed away in December 2022.
Mr. Brewer is survived by a daughter, Lorie Johnston (Murray) of Bradyville, TN; two sons, Steve Brewer (Donna) of Winchester and Charlie Brewer (Linda) of Lexington; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Danny Brewer in 1995, two brothers, Joe Brewer and Douglas Brewer and four sisters, Johnnie Bryant, Bessie Rankin, Blanche Tedford and Frances Busby.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Bro. Glenn Harris officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors at New Friendship Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Crook Avenue 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM service time Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Carl Pekins Childrens Christmas Fund, Henderson Police Department’s Shop with a Cop, or the New Friendship Cemetery Fund.
Shackelford Funeral Directors
Henderson, TN 731-989-2421