Gary Lee Brewer, aka Sparky, was a caring father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and devoted husband. He left this world on September 23 2022 at the age of 72. He was the son of the late Austin Lyndon Brewer and Marjorie Rose Carmack Brewer and born at a family residence in Clarksville Ohio on June 12, 1950.
He attended Clinton Massie K-12 grades, where he played in the marching band and ran cross country. He was a 1968 graduate of Clinton Massie. He married the love of his life Judith May Thompson on March 25, 1972, and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He went on to attend Morehead State University in Kentucky where he majored in chemistry and played trumpet for the Morehead Eagles Marching Band. After College he was an electrical lineman for I.B.E.W and then an electrician for Beacon Electric where he retired after 35 years.
Gary professed his confession to Christ at his family church, Sligo Baptist on May 19 1957. He was an avid sports fan, especially supporting all Ohio teams. In his free time, you would catch Gary listening to 700 WLW to keep up on his favorite sports teams as well as watching them as often as he could. He really enjoyed evenings with cousins and friends playing cards, reading books and the newspaper daily. Above all else he loved spending time with his large family especially his wife who he devoted himself to more than anything. He touched many hearts and left a lasting legacy.
In addition to his wife Gary is survived by a son Dustin Brewer of Wilmington Ohio, two daughters Angela (Nathan) King of Xenia Ohio, Christina (Whit) O’Bryant of Xenia Ohio; sisters, Charlotte (Jack) Gasaway and Caryl (Steve) Hoffer; brother, Daryl (Valerie) Brewer; grandchildren, Braiden Wallingford, Conner (Destiny) Wallingford, Tyson Rasnic, Carson Rasnic, Juniper King, Madix O’Bryant, and Aubrey O’Bryant; great-grandchildren, John, Layla, Malcolm, and Arlo.
He is preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Ray and Juanita Thompson of Clarksville, Ohio along with other loved ones who have gone before him.
A private graveside memorial will be held in his honor at 1pm, October 9, 2022 at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington Ohio.