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Richard Dee Brewer

January 2, 1950 — November 24, 2023

Arrington, Tennessee

Richard Dee Brewer of Arrington, TN, passed away November 24, 2023, at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, he was 73 years old.  Richard, “Rick”, was born on January 2, 1950, in Springfield, Ohio to Julie and Elmer Brewer.  He was born and raised in Springfield on their family dairy farm. 

Rick was a multiple sport athlete and a student of the dairy cow, especially Jerseys.  In recent years his interest has turned to the Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball where he has been able to continue his passion for baseball while playing, learning, and teaching with other enthusiasts from all walks of life.  He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1968.  He was married to the love of his life, Laurie Brewer on December 26, 1971.  They went on to have two children, Matthew and Lucas, and 5 Grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laurie Kelly Brewer, his parents, Julie and Elmer Brewer, and his brother Bill Brewer.  He is survived by his sons Matthew (Missy) Brewer of Danville, OH, and Lucas (Mary) Brewer of Lewisburg, TN; grandchildren Garrett, Cale, and Karly, Bo and Blair, sisters Deb (Goat) Atherton of Vandalia, OH, Barbie Carmichael of Dalton, OH, nieces and nephews Candee (Christian) Wolford, Dusty (Aimee) Atherton, Brett (Marisa) Atherton, Cory Carmichael, Jessica (Zach) Bolinger, Shelby (Craig) Prater, close and special friend Jean Simpson, brother-in-law Michael Kelly of Marietta, OH, sister-in-law Jody Kelly of Terrace, B.C.  

The family will hold a private funeral ceremony at Larkspur Conservation in Tennessee on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, and a celebration of life on Thursday December 7, 2023 from 3:00 PM-8:00PM at The Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.  In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donations be made to the Rick Brewer Memorial Fund within the Tennessee 4-H Foundation. 

Ricks family was heavily involved in 4-H and he was a strong supporter of youth activities.   Donations can be made online at https://tn4hfoundation.org/donate.  Checks can be made payable to the Tennessee 4-H Foundation and mailed to 2621 Morgan Circle, 205 Morgan Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996.  Please mention the Rick Brewer Memorial Fund on the check.

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