East Funeral Home

2807 Moores Ln, Texarkana, TX


James "Jay" Lawson Brewer, III

November 7, 1967June 5, 2019
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James Lawson Brewer, III "Jay", went to be with his heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Jay was born November 7, 1967, in Texarkana, Texas, to James L. Brewer, Jr. and Marjorie Ann Brewer. He was a graduate of Arkansas High School and Henderson State University. He started his career as an assistant Golf Pro for Art Romero and Texarkana County Club for 18 years. After leaving Texarkana Country Club, he went to work for Barry Norton and Texarkana Independent School District where he coached high school golf teams and taught middle school golf classes. He was proud to be a PGA member for 25 years as well as a member of the Texas Coaches Association. He adored each and every child as though they were his own and didn't mind correcting them for giving anything less than their best. He played golf with his golf buddies as often as he could and enjoyed the camaraderie with every one of them. He loved fishing and it wasn't unusual for him to be found fishing the local TCC pond every chance he got. He loved everything Razorback. You could not find any as devoted to his Hogs as he was.

He adored his fur babies: Maddie, Chloe, Faith and Emi (as well as Emily and Tate who are with him now in heaven).

He is preceded in death by his father, James L. Brewer, Jr. "J.L"; grandfather, Jack Otwell; grandparents, Lawson and Sybil Brewer; great grandparents, Belton and Dora Otwell; James F. and Gertrude Martindale; father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles and Virginia Johnson, Sr. and brother-in-law John T. Johnson.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lisa; his mother, Marjorie Ann Brewer; his grandmother, Dorothy "GM" Otwell; sister-in-laws and spouse, Melinda and Shawn Knoche, Glenda Long, and Sherry Allen; brother-in-law and spouse, Charles and Floretta Johnson; special Aunt, Evelyn Scott; special cousin, John Scott; and a host of other aunts, cousins and countless friends.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens - South Pavilion with Rev. Jaimie Alexander officiating. Services are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.


  • Graveside Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019


James "Jay" Lawson Brewer, III

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Bruce Cannedy

June 10, 2019

A lifelong friend . I never saw Jay without a smile or a nice thing to say. My deepest condolences for your loss.

Lori Rochelle

June 9, 2019

Our deepest condolences to Lisa and family. Jay was a great guy who touched so many lives. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lori, Jerry & Olivia Rochelle

Christy Russell (Duke)

June 8, 2019

Im truly sorry to hear of Jay's passing, my heart goes out to all of you.
My brother, Ken Duke, and Jay were the best of friends...Wonderful memories in Arkadelphia with Jay being at our house ,He was a welcomed addison to the Duke family. Lisa, sang at our wedding in November 1990, was absolutely our pleasure knowing Jay and remembering all the great times
Our thoughts and prayers are with you...
Andy & Christy ( Duke ) Russell

Billy Watkins

June 8, 2019

Jay was a good coach and a better man. He cared about kids and golf. I was sorry to hear the news about Jay, and my prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Brewer family, as well as the Texas High family. He will be missed. He was a friend and a mentor to many in the golf business and the coaching family.

Coach Watkins
Rockwall High School.

Mary Black

June 8, 2019

Jay was a golf coach I looked up to; a man I had tremendous respect for. He loved his golfers, he made me laugh. I will miss his smile, his voice, his larger-than-life presence wherever he found himself. Rest In Peace, my friend!

Coach Mary Black
Frisco High School Golf

Larry Frank

June 8, 2019

My name is Larry Frank and I am the Head Golf Coach at Argyle Liberty Christian in Argyle Texas.
I am proud to share Jay was a friend of mine and to many of his fellow golf Coaches in the North Texas High School Golf Coaches Association.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family, Jay’s past and present players and all of his friends.

Proverb 27:17 “ As iron sharpens iron one Man sharpens another”.

Jay was a great blessing to many of us and our experiences with Jay will live forever!

At this time it is only a few moments till the service begins.

Please pray for one another and
Blessings to you and everything you put your hands upon.

Grace to you!

Sincerely, Larry Frank

Joe Hosey

June 8, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lisa and the family. I used to kid Jay when I would see him and call him “my hero” and he would shake his head at me. After 2 rounds of golf at TCC in August many years ago, I had a heat stroke. When I knew something wasn’t right, I went to the pro shop, looked at Jay, and he just knew what was wrong. If not for his quick thinking I might not be here today. So, again, thank you my friend and I will see you again one day!

Joe Hosey – AHS Class of ’86.

Rebecca Frix

June 8, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Jay was an awesome person!
Kelley an Rebecca Frix

Sherry Allen

June 8, 2019

Tears came to my eyes seeing your life together........... He loved his wife with all his heart and his job and golf. He was a good man and will be missed. Lisa im so sorry sister for your loss I know your having a hard time right now .its such a shock just remember we are here for you if you need us we love you , and loved Jay God bless you and may Jesus bring you peace in your heart ......Love your sister Sherry Allen

Susan Johnson Guy

June 8, 2019

I just heard of Jay's passing. I am in shock and sadness. Jay was our class president at AHS, class of 1986.
I was in their wedding and Lisa was in mine. I wish you comfort so very much Mrs. Brewer and Lisa.
Love you always,

Susan Johnson Guy