Bobby Joe Brewer, 81, of Orange, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday April 28, 2018.

 

He was born in Orange, Texas, on September 4, 1936, to John D. Brewer and Jimmie L. (Winfree) Brewer. Bobby was the full time unit administrator and honorably served his country as a Command Sergeant Major in the Texas Army National Guard for 41 years. After retirement, he worked for H&R Block.  He was a hard worker and respected by all who knew him.  He was always there for his family and his troops.  He was a person who was always ready to help others.  He helped to build the homes in Carpenter’s Village for Habitat for Humanity and volunteered for Shangri La.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Jimmie Brewer.

 

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 58 years Peggy (Bryant) Brewer who he loved dearly; daughters, Sherry and husband Chuck Peterson of Dayton, TX; Nancy and husband Jay Surles of Kingwood TX; grandchildren, Heidi and husband Aldo Ortiz, Miles Peterson, Trevor Surles, Tyler Surles, and Allison Surles; expected great-grandchild; and his sister, Betty Lou Perry of Orange.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Winfree Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Keith Royal and Reverend Bill Collier. Burial will follow at Winfree Cemetery in Orange.

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Winfree Baptist Church.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Miles Peterson, Trevor Surles, Tyler Surles, Aldo Ortiz, Daniel Perry, and Brandon Villafano.

 

A special thank you to Alice Boston, the angel God sent to help us thru this difficult time.  Thanks also to Best Hospice, especially Emily Blanchard, Deborah Riley and Dana Guidry.