Wallace James "Wally" Brewer, 43, of San Angelo, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in San Angelo.
Wally was born on Aug. 29, 1974, in Oklahoma City, to Rodney Keith and Susan James Brewer. He grew up in Nichols Hills and attended Heritage Hall, Cassidy School and Kemper Military Academy in Bonneville, Missouri, and Oklahoma City University.
Wally married Candice Belle Upton on March 15, 2008. He began his career in the oil and gas industry as a fifth generation rancher. His background included taking part in the management of his family's ranch and real estate in Oklahoma and Texas. He was a landman, mineral manager and small oil and gas operator. Most recently, Wally owned and operated Mr. T's Deli in San Angelo, Texas.
Wally was a member of numerous professional organizations including the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO), Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners (TIPRO), Pi Kappa Alpha, and a past master of Concho Lodge 1260 A.F&A.M. Wally also served on the OK-NARO and NARO-TX board of directors, as well as the NARO Foundation Board.
Wally loved spending time with his family and friends. His favorite hobby was to play golf at Quail Creek, McAlester and San Angelo County Clubs. He loved his two dogs, Chief and Molly, cat and backyard chickens.
Wally was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace W. James, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brewer.
He is survived by his wife, Candice Brewer, of San Angelo, Texas; his father and mother, Keith and Susan Brewer, of McAlester; his cousins, Ed and Gail Moltzen, of Hinsdale, Illinois; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, W.H. "Bud" and Harriett Upton, of San Angelo, Texas, and his sister-in-law, Margaret Upton, of San Angelo, Texas. Wally had numerous other family members and many close friends who were all very near and dear to his heart.
The family will receive visitors in McAlester for visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, at Bishop Funeral Service.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Hartshorne. A reception honoring the life of Wallace James Brewer will follow burial at McAlester Country Club.
Honorary pallbearers for the service will be Tony Grossfield, Dick Lerblance, Dr. Kenneth Miller, Dub Camp, Wes Oneth, Paul Million and Mike McGowan.
Active pallbearers for the service will be Rick Beams, David Sikes, Mark Jernigan, David Robinson, Ben Miller, Matt McGowan and Patrick Porter.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Presbyterian Church, 222 East Washington, McAlester, OK, 74501, or your favorite charity.
Published on December 28, 2017