John Floyd Brewer, 87, Drennan, CO, passed away Sept. 2, 2013, in the Laurel Manor Care Center, Colorado Springs, CO. He was a longtime member of the El Dorado Springs community.
Floyd was born July 20, 1926, to Charles S. Brewer and Pearl Theodora (Akers) Brewer Smith. He was one of eight children. Floyd was raised in Squirrel Creek, CO, and was a 1944 graduate of Drennan High School.
At the age of 17, Floyd joined the Navy with his mother’s consent. He joined the fight in the South Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1948.
On June 1, 1948, Floyd married Lois Irene Smith in Colorado Springs. Aside from living in Colorado, Floyd and Irene spent the first 31 years of marriage in El Dorado Springs where the family owned and operated a dairy farm.
While living in Missouri, the couple was blessed with their three children, Terresa, Ted and Jona. During this time, Floyd served as a member of the El Dorado Springs School Board, was a member of the National Farmers Organization and was awarded the Outstanding Dairyman Award of Missouri.
During this time, Floyd also established a career working at Sac Osage Electric Cooperative in El Dorado Springs. In 1979, he continued the remainder of his career at Mountain View Electric in Limon, CO.
Following 10 years in Limon, Irene and Floyd retired to the Drennan Community where they remained very active and lived out the remainder of their years.
Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Irene (Smith) Brewer; parents, Charles and Pearl Brewer Smith; his stepfather, Wyman Smith; two sisters, Nadine Flint and Mary Lee Smith; one brother, Gaylord Smith; nieces – Melissa Widhalm, Joyce Speed and Virgia Brewer; and nephew, Tommy Wands.
Floyd is survived by a son, Ted (Janice) Brewer – Calhan, CO; daughters Terresa (Rick) McPheeters – Ozark, and Jona (Les) Layton – Limon, CO., brothers – Charles (Ethel) Brewer – Ramah, CO., Thomas (Hazel) Brewer – El Dorado Springs and Wesley (Juliet) Brewer – Beulah, CO. Floyd is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 13 great -grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Hanover Church, Colorado Springs.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Drennan Community Building Fund and may be directed to Arleta Crandall, 1505 Kingsley Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80809. All Veterans Funeral and Cremation of Colorado Springs was in charge of the arrangements.