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"View Video Tribute"Christopher Roc Brewer 60, of Lee's Summit, was born Monday, June 5, 1950, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of William and Virginia (Sherman) Brewer. He departed this life at 8:03 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2010, at St. Lukes Hospital-East in Lee's Summit.
In youth, Chris grew up in Fairway, Kansas, the oldest of three children. Chris graduated from Johnson County Community College with his Associates in Arts in 1974 and then went further to Kansas University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Radio TV and Journalism in 1978, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Chris fell in love and soon wed Linda Carswell on January 14, 1984, creating a safe and prosperous home for their sons, Courtney and Charles.
Chris was a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Lee's Summit. Working at The Journal as a reporter, news editor, and editor, and then director of public affairs for the city of Lee's Summit. Chris provided for his family to the best of his abilities, always with a smile. As a caring father and brother to his family and affectionate husband to his wife, Chris was loved tenfold throughout his life. Chris was known well for his sense of humor and carefree personality; he was always ready to tell a joke.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant son Cal James Brewer in November 1985.
He is survived by his wife Linda of the home; two sons Courtney Brewer (and Nikki Rice) of Seattle, Washington and Charles Brewer (and Stacy Hill) of Springfield, Missouri; two brothers Tim Brewer of Kansas City, Missouri and Michael Brewer of Merced, California; one surrogate daughter Kristen Thomas of Charleston, South Carolina, other relatives and a host of many, many friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 30, 2010, at the funeral home. Seventy Rebecca Carlile of the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church officiated. Cremation hasbeen accorded; inurnment will be in the Lee's Summit Cemetery at a later date. Honorary casket bearers were Johnny Brewer, Peter Brewer, Tim Brewer, Nicholas Rice, Trent Rudder, and Ty Rudder.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
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