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Raymond Lee Brewer

Raymond Lee Brewer, 74, of Des Arc, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, at his residence.

He was born September 2, 1943, in Annapolis, Mo., to Lee and Macy (Lucy) Brewer.

On February 8, 1969, he married Bonnie Brown and to this union, two children were born.

Raymond had worked many years in the log woods and as a mechanic before crippling arthritis cut his working years short. He was able maintain a smile through his pain and be an encouragement to those around him. His smile, in part, was due to his Christian faith that was unwavering and such a blessing to his family. He didn’t mind visiting at any church, sometimes just picking one along the way if not feeling up to driving to Annapolis. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Annapolis. Through the years, he enjoyed piddling with his vehicles and hanging at the local spoon in Des Arc for coffee with friends. Family was a huge part of Raymond’s life and he enjoyed the getting together. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Raymond had past served as a board member of Des Arc.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife of forty-nine years, Bonnie, of the home; two daughters, Lorrie Shearrer and husband Darin of Piedmont, Mo., and Wendy Sullivan and husband Jeff of Des Arc, Mo.; five grandchildren, Tiffany Sullivan and companion Artie Street, Ciera Baker and husband Brandon, Jamie Dean and husband David, Courtney Sullivan and Blade Shearrer; four great grandchildren, Austin Sullivan, Kinley Baker, Easton Brown, Kadence Baker and one on the way Emmit Dean; four brothers, James Brewer and wife Sandy of Ironton, Mo., Gene Brewer of Annapolis, Mo., Dave Brewer and wife Eva of Annapolis, Mo., Wayne Brewer and wife Suzette of Farmington, Mo.; one sister, Ellen Lenor Miller and husband James of Ironton; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Justin Shearrer; three brothers, Walter Brewer, Everette Brewer and Ray Brewer.

He will be deeply missed by his loving family, friends, and all who knew him.

Visitation was held Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 12:00-2:00 p.m., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, Mo.. Services followed at 2:00 p.m., also at the Piedmont Chapel. Pastor Dan Pitchers ministered to the family and David Holdeman provided the eulogy. Jeff Sullivan, Darin Shearrer, David Dean, Artie Street, Blade Shearrer, Richard Turnbough, and Brandon Baker served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Annapolis Cemetery, Annapolis, Mo. Online condolences can be made at

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