Billy Duane Brewer
Billy Duane Brewer, 66, of Kahoka, passed away unexpectedly at 6:16 pm on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at his home.
He was born September 8, 1956, in Keokuk, IA the oldest son of Duane and Berty Toops Brewer. Billy graduated from Revere High School in 1974. On September 3, 1977, he was united in marriage to Terri Jean Garrels at the Revere Community Church in Revere, MO. They became parents of two children, Tabitha and Kristopher.
During high school, Billy worked in farming and livestock for Glenn Mohr. Later he worked for Acklie’s Auto Body where Neal Acklie taught him all aspects of auto body repair, painting, and detailing trucks. He also worked for Trump Trucks and Ball Volvo doing auto body work. Later, he became a driver for Willcoxson Transport, which he enjoyed very much. After 8 years of truck driving, he returned to Ball Volvo in the auto body department until his retirement in December 2022. Over the last few years, he had enjoyed working for Buford Farms part-time.
Billy grew up in the Revere Community Church. In his younger years, Billy raced motocross all over the tri-state area, winning many races. As a parent, he liked watching high school basketball, golf, and the Marching Indians. When relaxing, he enjoyed watching major league baseball and professional golf. His hobbies were golfing and hunting. He achieved 2 holes-in-one during his golfing career. His favorite rifles were his Weatherby’s. He loved his family and once his children grew up, he enjoyed spending time with the family Labrador Retriever, Ozzie. Billy and Ozzie spent many hours together on pickup rides, walking pastures and hayfields, swimming, and barbecuing their favorite thing to eat, steak. Billy was extremely proud of his 2 grandsons, Luke and Collin.
Billy is survived by his wife, Terri of Kahoka, MO; step-mother, Barbara Brewer of Kahoka, MO; daughter, Tabitha (James) Scott of Canton, MO; son, Kris (Joanna) Brewer of Illinois City, IL; two grandsons, Luke James Scott and Collin Trey Brewer; two brothers, Eldon (Carol) Brewer of Bloomington, IL and Anthony (Lenoir) Brewer of Tallahassee, FL; step-brother, Mark (Teresa) Butler of Palmyra, MO; sister-in-law Tina (Jim) Forsythe of Farmington, IA; sister-in-law, Verna Garrels of Palmyra, VA; as well as his aunt Opal Nixon of Kahoka, MO, and other nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Berty Brewer; father, Duane Brewer; mother-in-law, Mary Garrels; father-in-law, Joe Garrels; brother-in-law, Michael Garrels and one step-sister, Robin (Butler) Huston.
Funeral services honoring Billy’s life will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home in Kahoka. Pastor Shawn McAfee will officiate. Interment will follow at the Revere Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 20, 2023, from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Billy are suggested to the Clark County Cancer Fund. You are invited to share your memories of Billy and leave a condolence at www.wilsontriplett.com