David (“Gene”) Eugene Brewer of Baytown, TX, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on November 22, 2018, where he departed this earthly life and took the hand of Jesus. Gene was born in Goose Creek, TX, on January 24, 1939, to Howard (“Bill”) Alvis and Lucille Brewer. He was the youngest of two sons. Gene graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, TX, class of 1957, where he was active in choir, sports, and student council. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Texas at Austin before transferring to Baylor University. It was there that he met his first wife, Norma Rae, who departed this world after twenty-six years of marriage. Together they had two daughters, Rhonda and Gina. Gene graduated from Baylor in 1962 with his Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Gene’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to open a variety of small businesses; it was during one of these ventures that he met the second love of his life, Susan. They later married and had one son, Adam. Gene was the founder and co-owner of Baytown Insurance Agency. He was especially passionate about three things: sports, Blue Bell, and classic cars. He had a quick wit and the natural ability to make other people laugh, even through the difficulties of his illness. He was a generous and selfless soul, with love and compassion in his heart for everyone that he came in contact with. Whether neighbor or stranger, friend or family, he loved nothing more than helping others. He was a man who did more than just talk the talk of being a Christian; he walked the walk every day of his life. This was his true legacy.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lucille Brewer; his brother, Don Brewer; his first wife, Norma Rae Brewer; and his four-legged buddy, Jake. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan Brewer; his children, Rhonda Dunlap and husband Larry; Gina Wall and husband Derek; Adam Brewer and partner Danny; Shannon Pogue and husband Rodger; Matthew Grimes and wife Ellie; grandchildren Kelsey Dunlap Watson, Brienna Dunlap, Peyton Dunlap, Keaton Wall, Colton Wall, Makinsey Wall, Brylin Springer, Reese Pogue, Hayden Grimes, and Haley Grimes. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Preslie, Meredith, Annie, and Brady Watson; his two sisters-in-law Janet Brewer and Sheryl McConathy; and numerous nieces and a nephew.
The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to Dr. Barbandi, the staff at San Jacinto Hospital, and the nurses at Traditions Hospice for the exceptional care that he and the family received.