Tommy R. Brasher

August 16, 1946October 11, 2020

Tommy Ray Brasher, 74, of El Dorado, AR passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock.

Born August 16, 1946 in El Dorado, he was the son of Thomas P. and Maxine Burleson Brasher. Tommy graduated from El Dorado High School in 1964 where he excelled in football and track. He attended Arkansas State in Jonesboro and received his Associate’s Degree from SAU in 1978. He was a member of the US Navy and served a tour in Viet Nam. Most of his life he was an insurance salesman and most recently a home inspector for Allstate.

In his later years Tom was an avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed sunrise on the water and sunsets in the woods. He spent many years sitting around a campfire with close friends. He was one of a kind, he lived his life in such an authentic way.

Preceding him in death along with his parents were his in-laws, Cloise and Fae Rotton and a son, Jerry Davis.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sarah, two sons, Steven Davis and Thomas C. (TC) Brasher both of El Dorado, his daughter, Becky Dowdy (Russell) of Texarkana, AR and his special grandson, Evan Dowdy. Also surviving is his brother, Johnny Brasher (Pam) of Spencer, West Virginia and his sister, EmmaFae Cagle of Anderson, SC along with a beloved niece Rosie Culver (Rob) of Baton Rouge and many other nieces and nephews.

His wishes were for a private burial at a later date. The family appreciates all texts, calls, and prayers from family and friends.

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Patrick Nolan

October 20, 2020

As a young boy, Tommy was one of my heroes.

He was a gentle giant. He loved to hunt and fish...and he was good at it; no, he was great at it. He spent a lot of time with my Father in the woods or in a boat. Naturally, my brother and I got to tag along on many of their adventures. Those were great times, the best of times.

Tommy grew up at the tail end of a time when a man's character was defined by his success or failure in the field. It was a time when a man hunted, not so much for the sport of it, but to provide for his family.

Tommy was a good man, and one I wish I had spent more time with later in life. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Legends live on........

Kenny VanHook

October 20, 2020

Johnny and Emma Fae,
So sorry to read about Tommy's death. He always had a story, some believable, maybe some not so believable, particularly if it concerned fishing. Truly a good guy. Think about the fact we've known each other since early childhood , it always sad to lose someone.
May God be with you all. Johnny if you come to town give me a call.


Jeri Michelle Bearden

October 19, 2020

He had to have been pretty special. I know his daughter Becky is. I love her and hate to see her sad.. I hope her and her family will lean on each other for comfort. We love your sweet family Becky! Your Sister loves you! Michelle 💕

Doug & Gayle Burbank

October 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss.We are praying for you and your family.

Bill Rainer

October 16, 2020

I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Tommy well in High School. We were friends and teammates. He was a hero in my favorite game in which I ever had the privilege of playing. He was the catcher. I pitched. El Dorado vs Ruston, Amer Legion, July,1964. The article is included below. Read it carefully. The bit about his straightening out the rude fan was priceless, unforgettable, absolutely Tommy. Then, next pitch, massive homer to tie the game! Unknown to others, Tommy had forgotten his gloves that day of work in the oilfield and his palms and fingers that night were covered with terrible blisters.
We went our different ways after HS, but I will always remember him as a friend and a teammate. So sad to read about his loss.
Bill Rainer

Bill & LeAnn Whiddon

October 14, 2020

You have our deepest sympathy at this time. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you all.

Terry & Betty Williams

October 14, 2020

Sorry for your loss our prayers are with you.


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