David Ellis Brewer Jr., age 60, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his residence. A funeral service was July 10 at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. Burial followed at Garden of Memories. Arrangements were under the direction of Cate-Spencer and Trent Funeral Home.

David was born Jan. 29, 1953, in Lubbock to David Ellis Brewer Sr. and Freda (Powers) Brewer. He was a self-employed welder. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.  He married Ann Widener on Oct. 5, 1975, in Floydada.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Ellis Brewer Sr.


He is survived by his wife, Ann Brewer of Sweetwater; three sons, Wayne Chowning and wife Ann-G  of Sweetwater, Dustun Chowning of Snyder and David Ellis Brewer III and wife Lenae of Palm Coast, Fla.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother, Freda Brewer of Graham; and sister, Jean Whitsitt and husband Owen of Graham.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society (Nolan County), 3402 North 1st, Suite 102, Abilene, Texas 79603 or Trinity Baptist Church, 1503 Crescent, Sweetwater, Texas 79556. 

Pallbearers were be David Sager, Dink Brown, Donald Reynolds, Lynn Smith, Rick Davis, Frankie Young, and Doug Frost. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Payne, Alfred Alarco’n, and Fred McDowell.