Death of Paul Richard “Dick” Brewer

Paul Richard “Dick” Brewer, 88, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at Broadmore Assisted Living, Hurricane.

Born Dec. 19, 1926 in Poca, he was a son of the late Shelton and Grace Anna Brewer. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, James Brewer.

Dick was a 1944 graduate of Poca High School and attended classes at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Prior to graduation, he was hired by Union Carbide Corporation and 40 years later retired as a process computer analyst. Dick served his country in the United States Army during World War II in Germany, guarding prisoners of war. In addition, he was a 50-plus year member of Nitro Masonic Lodge 170 AF&AM and a longtime member of Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, Hurricane. Dick also had his lighthearted moments; he enjoyed the game of golf, especially collecting golf balls. He was an avid fan of the WVU Mountaineers. He loved “Big Band” music and dancing. He also made many lasting friendships at his cardiac rehab class at CAMC Teays Valley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Lois Brewer; children and their spouses, Richard and Amy Brewer of Wake Forest, N.C., and Kara and Ben Hughes of Charleston; grandchildren, MacKenzie, Carson and Trenton Brewer; Rocco Hughes and step-grandchildren, Dylan and Ellie Hughes; sister-in-law, Luvonne Brewer of Dunbar; brother-in-law, Bob Colwell of Illinois; and sisters-in-law, Maxine Kessler of Hurricane and Carolyn Watson of Winfield; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Ellis Conley officiating and eulogy by his granddaughter, MacKenzie Brewer. Burial with military honors and Masonic graveside rites will follow in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Broadmore Assisted Living for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, is honored to serve the Brewer family.