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William "Bill" Brewer

August 7, 1938 — May 13, 2023

Sulphur Springs


Graveside service for William "Bill" Brewer, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Restlawn Memorial Park in Sulphur Springs with Jerry Savage officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Brewer, Rylan Brewer, Jeff Tucker, Justin Tucker, Horace Holland and Gordon Bench. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harlan Patterson, Gene Barnett and Donnie Willingham. A formal procession will leave Murray Orwosky Funeral Home at 1:45 P.M. on the day of the service. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home. Mr. Brewer passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at his home.


Bill was born August 7, 1938 at Ft. Sam Houston Army Base in San Antonio, TX to John Walter Brewer and Mary McBride Brewer. He was raised by Elder Martin Knoepfle and Alma McBride Knoepfle. After High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Airforce and served from July of 1958 to July of 1962. He attended the Texas Department of Public Safety Training Academy  in 1969 and spent his career in the driver license department and highway patrol being stationed in Ft. Worth, Sulphur Springs and Marshall. He retired in 1993 from the highway patrol and went on to work as a police officer for Sulphur Springs ISD from 1994 until 2004. He married Shela Tucker in Arkansas in January of 1972 and had one son, Kevin Brewer. Bill had many hobbies including his love of fishing, drinking coffee with his buddies at Red Barn Café, working his puzzles and he loved telling his stories from his years with the highway patrol. He was a member of League St. Church of Christ.


Bill is survived by his wife, Shela; son, Kevin Brewer and his wife, Kimberly; grandson, Rylan Brewer; nephews, Jeff Tucker, Ronald Bennett, Donald Bennett and great nephew, Justin Tucker.


He is preceded in death by his parents, John Brewer, Mary Brewer, Elder Knoepfle, Alma Knoepfle; sister, Mary Bennett and husband Arnold Bennett and nephew, Arnold Bennett Jr.


In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made in Bill’s honor to the League St. Church of Christ Youth Fund.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, May 16, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Murray - Orwosky Funeral Home

876 Wildcat Way, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery

5784 TX-154, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Formal procession will leave Murray Orwosky Funeral Home to Restlawn Memorial Park at 1:45 P.M.

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