Durward (Doc) Brewer

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Durward (Doc) Brewer

October 18, 1938 - October 04, 2018

Durward (Doc) Brewer, age 79, Neosho, Mo., passed away with cancer on Oct. 4, 2018. He was born in Cleora, Okla., on October 18, 1938, to parents Willie and Ellen Brewer.
He was a graduate of Miami High School, MSSC and earned his MBA at Pittsburg State University. He was an Army veteran. Doc worked at several machinery companies including Boeing, Vickers Hydraulics, in Joplin (1963-1998), as an industrial engineering manager to plant manufacturing manager until its closing in 1998. Doc bought Skateland in Monett, in 1980, and expanded to Neosho, building and operating from 1989-2000.
He was a world traveler going to six out of the seven continents, visiting over 30 countries. He was a man of many talents and knowledge. He loved to garden and enjoyed bird watching. He followed the stock market, was an avid reader and loved all puzzles. He was super friendly and would strike up a conversation with anyone.
Doc married Donna Broyles on March 1, 1958 and they were married for over 60 loving years.
He is also survived by two sons, Don and his wife, Audrey, Pottsboro, Texas, and Gary, Joplin, Mo.; one daughter, Catherine Stockton, Neosho; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Durward was preceded in death by his parents, Ellen and Willie Brewer; two brothers, Wayne and Clemit; two sisters, Darlene and Marie; one son, Wes; and one grandson, Matt.
Funeral services for Doc will be held at Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Neosho, on Wednesday, October 10, at 2 p.m. with Rev. B. A. Austin officiating. The family will receive family and friends at a time of visitation at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6-7 p.m.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on October 7, 2018
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Amanda Streetman (A.J.)
Oct 07, 2018
Doc was a huge part of my childhood. I have known him since I was 9 years old. He was always good to me, and I remember him always smiling.
Donna, Cathy, Christina, Jeffery, yall have my deepest sympothy. I love yall and I am praying for you. I wish I could be there.