Larry Eugene Brewer

March 21, 1951 ‒ February 18, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Larry Eugene Brewer, age 65, of Marion, passed peacefully at his home on February 18, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Larry was born on March 21, 1951 to Robert C. and Melba Jean (Blair) Brewer. He was a lifelong resident of Marion, Ohio.

Larry is survived by his wife and companion of more than 50 years, Sharon Kay (Hughes) Brewer. Larry and Sharon were wed on August 25, 1973, and during their lifetime together they had three children: Robert Brewer (Naomi Craig), Kelly (Jay) Ingraham, and Angela Leonard (Mike Muetzel), all of Marion, Ohio. The love that Larry and Sharon shared and the family they created would go on to bless them with eight grandchildren and two-great grandchildren.

Larry loved each of his grandchildren tremendously and always supported their chosen activities. He sat through many ball games: baseball, softball, soccer, and volleyball. Larry did not care what sport it was, if a grandchild was participating, he wanted to be there to cheer them on. Another favorite activity of Larry’s with the grandkids was sitting on the couch eating ice cream from the container and watching cartoons, or playing cars, or whatever other crazy idea they thought of because Larry was just as young at heart as the kids were. He was also just as silly.

Larry was an avid reader and had a vast knowledge on a variety of topics. Whether it was birds that were native to the local area, or something happening halfway around the world, Larry had read about it and could inform others of the specifics. He also had an amazing sense of humor and was known for pulling a prank or two in his day, especially at Whirlpool, where he retired from in 2013 after more than 30 years of service. Larry was also employed at the Erie Lackawana Railroad for nine years before his tenure at Whirlpool.

Larry was a man of many talents who was never too busy to help a friend in need. There were no jobs too hard, too dirty, or too tough. Whether it was trimming trees, fixing cars, or installing a new roof, Larry never said no. He never met a challenge he didn’t face head on, nor a friend in need he was unwilling to help.

He enjoyed working in his garden and always had plenty of tomatoes for anyone who stopped by. His flowers were always magnificent and his lawn was carefully manicured. Larry was also an avid collector of firearms and was a Licensed Federal Firearms Dealer for many years. His knowledge on a variety of topics was a gift and will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Larry is also survived by his mother Melba Jean Brewer, Marion, and sister Linda (Mike) Varner of Kenton, and Cindy (Glen) Combs of Marion. Larry was preceded in death by his father Robert C. Brewer, a sister Sandy Brewer Harper, and a niece Melba Jean Varner.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in honor of Larry.

Larry’s family will greet friends on February 24, 2017 from 2pm to 3pm at Snyder Funeral Homes GUNDER/HALL chapel 347 West Center Street Marion, Ohio.  Services celebrating his life will be held immediately following with Pastor Grover Caudill officiating.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be chosen to serve Larry’s family and condolences may be left below.

 

 

 

  • Thoughts and prayers for your entire family! May God’s Grave give you comfort and strength during this time!

  • Larry bright so much joy while I worked with him at Whirlpool. He was kind, quirky, and calming. His sense of humor made even bad days more enjoyable. It was hard to find Larry without a cup of coffee in his hand. Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed.

  • There are no words to explain how much you will be missed or how great of a husband, dad, grandpa, brother, son and friend you were. You were my hero in every since of the word. My heart aches without you here. I love you and miss you dearly already. Rest in piece daddy
    Angie

  • My grandpa was the most selfless, hardworking, caring and funniest man I have ever gotten the pleasure of meeting. I am so blessed and grateful to have had such a wonderful role model in my life for almost 19 years. I’m going to miss all of his jokes, stories, seeing him sitting on the couch eating ice cream with us kids to being outside talking about nature and teaching me about all the different types of trees and birds. I’m never going to forget those wonderful memories he gave me. Thanks for teaching me how to be such a wonderful person grandpa. This isn’t a good-bye, it’s a see you later. You’ll never be forgotten. I love you dearly and I’ll always be your sweetheart. Rest in piece grandpa.

  • So proud to have him as my daddy i will miss those winks and thumbs up those loud laughs he tried to control but ended up in loud tear rolling laughter he is what every man should be a role model to us all i will miss him everyday i miss him already more than words can ever express

  • My grandpa was the greatest man I have ever known , my hero , my support and my role model. I’ve never met anyone so kind and caring . There was never a dull moment with him around . He really knew how to light up a room and put a smile on everyone’s face . I’m going to miss messing in the garden with him , spending time with him in the garage while he worked away and watching cartoons with him while eating ice cream , all the stories , all the jokes and all the cool facts he had to share . He taught me so much . I could not of asked for a better grandpa or male role model. I miss him so much already I can’t bear the thought of him being gone and I will miss him every single day .

  • Uncle Larry you had a heart of gold and are deeply loved by many and will be missed…we love you and miss you….

  • We are so sorry to hear about Larry. He was such a nice guy and good neighbor. We’re praying for all of you that God will wrap you in His loving arms and give you all peace and strength for such a time as this. We hope that all of your precious memories of Larry will keep him forever close. Words just can’t express how sorry we are knowing ourselves the pain of losing someone we hold so dear. Love and Prayers. God bless you.

  • Larry was my buddy .We graduated together and later worked at Whirlpool. Great Guy. If he could speak today, he would say “this sucks “😞

  • Larry was a great friend. We had many laughs together while he was at Whirlpool.
    Will be missed,
    Domino

  • I met Larry 4 years ago and I could see right away how great of a person he was. I am blessed to have been able to meet him. I loved going over for visits and hearing the stories of his life, conversations about him and an old friend trading lies and learning from his vast knowledge about everything. He was always happy to lend a helping hand and I am forever grateful to him.

  • My condolences go out to Angela, Rob and the rest of the Brewer family. I remember working with Larry and having conversations everyday about random things he had read about. He made the day interesting. I remember whenever the line would start up he’d yell “Everybody Wang Chung!” It was a pleasure working with him. My thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.

  • Sharon and family- I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Annie McFarland

  • I remember holding my little brother’s hand when he started to walk, after that my little brother was more of a big brother. He watched out for me and everyone else too.
    He was intelligent. He was interesting to talk to. He knew a lot and wanted to know more.
    He was talented. He could make and fix anything.
    He was fun. He made hard work fun. He told good jokes and had the most wonderful stories to tell of true life happenings.
    He was caring. He always had kind words and good advice. He fed more than one hobo that stopped at Gardner Hill.
    He was helpful. He did a lot of work for a lot of people. He supplied material, tools and labor freely.
    My little brother was a GIVER!
    I have always said my Daddy was the second best man that ever walked the earth. Well, my little brother followed in those same footsteps.
    HE WAS A GIFT TO THE WORLD.
    This world would be a better place if there were more Larrys.
    No one can fill his shoes, but hopefully a few of us can be a little like my little brother Larry.
    Thanks for the pleasant memories little brother.
    Love forever

  • To all the Brewer family sending my thoughts and prayers with you all.May God give you comfort,peace and strength today and always.

  • I have lost my one and only my love my life my heart is broken we were not done with our life together and you were taken to soon you should have had another 20 years with us living laughing and loving the family we made together what will i do without you people tell me god has a plan but i dont understand how he can need you more .I try to take comfort in the fact u no longer have pain and suffering because you were suffering terrible and no longer are butt i miss you so much already you meant the world to me what will i do without you together so long dont no how to be with out you you were the best man ever in my life and i will miss you and love you forever till we are together again rest now my darling my husband my love my life

  • Sharon and family. Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Keep memories alive by telling each other stories of something he may have done. Prayers are out to you and your family. Steve and Debbie Aldridge

  • My big brother was a funny, selfless person. If anyone needed anything He was there to help. Your family will be lost without him. He always told the best stories, and had the best jokes. You always knew it was going to be good when he had a hard time telling it cause he was already laughing. I loved his donkey sound, no one will ever come close to that. I remember being a kid and wanting to be around him and his friends. Him and Bob Thompson had me and Sandy confidences that they were eating rocks and it turned into gum, it was black jack gum, but as kids we believed what our brother told us. He put a pair of boots upside down on the furnace and had us believing that someone was coming out of the furnace. All his practical jokes will truly be missed. He was an awesome grandpa, father, and husband. I will miss my brother terriably, but he is no longer in pain. I love you my brother, till we meet again

  • I met Larry way back when I was a kid,him and Sharon (my sister) use to take me on dates to the drive in movies,he wasn’t just my brother in law to me,we all know he was the very best man,that I ever had the honor of knowing. He would have done anything for anyone,from construction to electrical to fixing your car,that man could fix about anything. He was a quiet man of few words,but if he couldn’t tell you how he felt,he would show you. One of the last conversations we had,he thanked me for my help,even though I couldn’t do much,I told him that’s what family does,& he was a big part of my family& now I will continue to help Sharon during this difficult time. Family comes first,always. Rest In Peace

  • I met Larry way back when I was a kid,him and Sharon (my sister) use to take me on dates to the drive in movies,he wasn’t just my brother in law to me,we all know he was the very best man,that I ever had the honor of knowing. He would have done anything for anyone,from construction to electrical to fixing your car,that man could fix about anything. He was a quiet man of few words,but if he couldn’t tell you how he felt,he would show you. One of the last conversations we had,he thanked me for my help,even though I couldn’t do much,I told him that’s what family does,& he was a big part of my family& now I will continue to help Sharon during this difficult time. Family comes first,always. Rest In Peace

  • I remember Larry as being larger than life. He was spoken about as a legend by his sisters. His stories were unbeatable. His pranks were the cleverest. His laugh was the loudest. And his heart was the biggest.

    He will be immeasurably missed and I have to imagine that he didn’t go past the pearly gates without making a knock-knock joke. I’m sure he’s making the angels laugh their wings off!

    Sending my condolences and love to family and friends.

  • We all can learn what a wonderful human being actually is from Larry’s life. He was caring, loving, courageous, intelligent, passionate, humble, and strong. Yes, he could tell a good humorous story like no other, which was icing on the cake of his personality. No matter what was going on in his life, he always was thinking more about others feelings and concerns than his own. Saying Larry was an excellent person, does not even come close to defining how wonderful he was.
    Our heart aches for the everyone in his family. We love you all.