It is with heavy and grateful hearts that we share that our brother, Joe Brewer, has gone to be with our Lord. He gave up his tattered and tired earthly body on Sunday, December 1, 2019. He leaves to carry on his loving wife, Donna; son, Brian (April); mother, Wilma Lowe; sister, Pamela Flanary (Patrick); and his 3 loyal and loving dogs, Daisy, Dallas and Louise. He is predeceased by his wife (Brian’s mom), DeDe; his father, Joseph Levi; as well as grandparents and other family members.
He was a loving husband, patient father, perfect son, irritating/caring brother, outstanding first mate/fishing buddy, and the best friend you could ever ask for. He loved God above all else and was a living example of how faith can produce perseverance.
For nearly 22 years, Joe enjoyed travelling with his wife, Donna – at least he enjoyed being with her while they traveled. He liked the going – but loved the coming home, even more. They shared many memorable experiences by foot, plane, train, car, boat/ship, zip-line and Segway. He always kept his sense of humor even if Donna put them on the wrong train to Boston…rather than Providence. But Donna always made sure that there was a sports-theme to every trip.
Joe was born on March 4, 1963 and raised in Michigan – but said that his life didn’t really begin until he arrived (at 16) in eternally sunny Ft. Lauderdale. He lived much of his adult years in Jacksonville, Florida – with a brief stay in Atlanta – then back to Jacksonville. He and Donna moved to Austin, Texas in 2010…and he became a born-again Texan!
Besides his family, Joe loved his Cowboys, Gators and Warriors (etc.). It’s comforting to know that he will never miss a second of the NFL draft, NBA buzzer-beaters or one pitch of the World Series, ever!
Joe had and BEAT cancer twice between 2005-2009. He was diagnosed with cancer a third time less than a month before he passed. No one can ever say that Joe Brewer was afraid of anything – especially cancer. He fought harder than anyone ever has – but this last time took even Superman’s strength away.
Remember him smiling, laughing, joking, working, loving and fighting. Above all else – remember him always!
In lieu of flowers – please consider making a donation in his name to:
Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue (where Louise came from)
San Antonio Pets Alive Rescue (where Dallas came from) or
Celebration will be held at Northpointe Church on Saturday, December 7th
Church will be open at 12 pm (for visitation)
Services begin 1 pm
Northpointe Church address is:
19862 Amanda Park Drive
Lutz, FL 33559
There will also be a reception following in the Game Room at the Northdale Community Center - 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa, Florida.
There will also be a Homegoing Celebration in Austin, Texas in January 2020. Details will be forthcoming.
"Entrusted Into Our Care"
MacDonald Funeral Home
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