Oscar Torres

February 14, 1955December 21, 2018
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BLYTHEWOOD - A memorial service for Oscar Torres, 63, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. There will be a reception immediately following the service at the funeral home. Mr. Torres passed away unexpectedly, Friday morning, December 21, 2018. Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on February 14, 1955, he was a son of Petra Gonzalez and the late Luis Torres. Oscar was a 1973 graduate of Spring Valley High School and also Midlands Technical College. He was co-owner of Brickside Homes, LLC with his business partner of 31 years, Gregg Douglas. Oscar was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He loved taking trips to the beach, going to the casino and the mountains; parties and cookouts with family and friends; and music, especially rock ‘n roll. He was a former member of Breath of Life Lutheran Church. Above all, he loved his wife and his three girls, but his grandchildren were his world. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife of 43 years, Brenda Torres; daughters, Kristen Torres Locklear (Adam), Amber Torres (Joe) and Brittney Torres Gibbons (Danny) all of Blythewood; grandchildren, McKenna and Evan Bruce and Jenna, Sadie and Cruz Gibbons; brother, Luis Torres (Netta) of Blythewood; sisters, Norma Casarez, Marisol Rice (Wayne) and Myrna Shelley (Kendal) all of Blythewood; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101. Please sign the online guestbook at


  • Memorial Service Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Reception Friday, December 28, 2018

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David Johnson

December 28, 2018

I was so sad to hear about Oscar. I remember him as a fellow church member at Breath of Life and for the work he did for us at our home when we lived in Blythewood. I always respected his ability to fix just about anything. His quiet, calm demeanor seemed to positively affect everyone around him. I will miss him.

ella smith

December 28, 2018


Jake and I send our condolences and prayers to you and your family.

Ella Smith

Debbie Corba

December 27, 2018

Brenda and family i was sadden to hear of Oscar's passing, praying you find comfort and peace in the Lord.
Hold on to all of the wonderful memories you made over the years.
Debbie Partain Corba

Debra Legrand

December 27, 2018

Dear Family, I haven’t met you guys as of yet but I met Oscar about 30 or so years ago. I was his hairstylist for a lot of years . He was always a guiet man and a nice guest in my chair. When he did talk , he talked about his wife and family. Like I said , not often, but I could tell he was a family man. If the Lord willing, I’ll meet you tomorrow because not long after moving to Columbia , I met J.L. LeGrand and the rest has been history. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray your whole family peace and rest. Debra Legrand

Pamela Faile

December 26, 2018

Dear family, my heartfelt condolences to all of you. I live in Winnsboro, and Oscar and Gregg built an addition to my house for my mother who was ill with Alzheimers at the time. Oscar was very professional and his work was outstanding. He strived to make me happy on every little detail. I was blessed to have met him through Gregg Douglas. So sorry for your loss.

David Jordan

December 26, 2018

I was sorry to hear about Oscar. Having worked with Gregg and Oscar on several projects over the past few years, I have the deepest respect for both of them as individuals and their ability in the building industry.

Janet Lane

December 25, 2018

Brenda I was so sorry to hear of you losing your precious Oscar, you & family are in my thoughts at this time! Love to you all!

Mary Jane Zenoni

December 24, 2018

Torres Family, so sorry for your lost, will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Marisol is my good friend from the VA.

Jimmie McAnally

December 24, 2018

I am sorry for your family's loss. I remember when I was a kid and was best friends with his nephew Ken, that he was a very kind man. Even though it's been almost 30 years since I've seen him, I still remember that he would do anything for anyone. May he rest in peace.

Teresa Mathews

December 24, 2018

Brenda, I am sorry for your loss. I know you feel like you can not do this but you can. I will pray for
you to find strength and peace to help you deal. You made a lot of memories in 43 years focus on those
and the love and support from your family and friends.

Teresa Partain Mathews