Gerald Lee Brewer

5 December, 19389 October, 2020

Gerald Lee Brewer, formerly of Muncie, passed away on Friday, October 9th, 2020, in his home, surrounded by family. Gerald was born on Monday, December 5th, 1938, in Dayton, Ohio, to Kenneth E. and Evelyn M. (Buffin) Brewer. He attended Selma schools, grades one thru twelve, and graduated in 1956.

He spent his working career in the Muncie area. Like his father and his brothers, trucking was a big part of his life. He drove for Indiana Refrigerator Lines, Sam Pugh Trucking, Lee Thornburg Trucking, Sid Rayburn Trucking, Fred Stewart Trucking, as well as independently prior to his full retirement. Many in the Muncie area will remember him as the longtime manager of Ross Hardware on Hoyt Avenue. Gerald loved his family over all else, especially those “grandbabies” and was a major NASCAR fan.

Survivors include his daughters: Rhonda (Jeff) Luce of Hendersonville, NC, and Julie (Troy) Thompson of Sebring, FL; his son, John K. Brewer (Wendy) of Muncie; two stepsons: Russell Love of Pensacola, FL and Kevin Todd Love of Muncie; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two brothers: Eugene of Yorktown and Jerry of Selma; and two sisters: Carolyn (Bill) Dalton of Selma, and Linda Brewer of Yorktown.

Gerald was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-three years and mother of his children, Beverly, in 1990; and by his wife of twenty three years, Karen, in 2019. Also preceding him were his parents and two brothers, Richard and Larry.

Rhonda, Julie, and John would like to thank Hospice of Cumberland County in Crossville, Tennessee for their care and compassion over these past weeks and an extraordinary neighbor, Cheryl Strang, whose willingness to check in on our Dad enabled him to remain in in his own home for the past eighteen months.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304, with the Reverend Isaac Miller officiating. Family and friends may visit from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Friday at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a mask is required. To be safe, remember to adhere to the six foot social distancing.

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Christopher Marshall

15 October 2020

"All those moments in time, are like tears in the rain." Gerald has certainly punctuated quite a memorable year. To our eternal home, he now returns, to immerse and bathe in the infinite love from which we come. WELCOME home Gerald! Thank you for ALL YOUR many gifts! The world is a little lessor without you.
~ Namaste

Tim McKelvey

14 October 2020

I was saddened to hear that Gerald had passed. Please except my sincere condolences.

Fred Ludington

11 October 2020

Knew Gerald from his Ind. Ref. Line days and Ross Hardware days, always liked him, RIP my friend.

Julie Hill

10 October 2020

We are sorry for the loss to your family. Mark and I will be praying for each of you and send our love during this difficult time.

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