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Brewer, Paul W.

Brewer, Paul W.

July 29, 1948 — August 15, 2020

Paul W. Brewer, 72, of Independence, MO, passed away August 15, 2020 at St. Luke's East Hospital.

Paul was born July 29, 1948, in Haynes, Arkansas, the fourth of five children of Owen and Lucille (Pool) Brewer. Along with his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a brother, David, and sisters, Sally and Linda.

Paul was an auto mechanic all his working life and for the last 20 years owned and operated Paul's Automotive in Independence before retiring eight years ago.

Paul was very active in his community. He joined Shawnee Masonic Lodge in 1998, and later affiliated with East Gate Masonic Lodge and Harry S. Truman Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Scottish and York Rite Bodies and Ararat Shrine Temple. At Ararat, Paul served as President of Provost, Jackson County, and Corvette Shrine Clubs, Director of the Ole Cars unit and served as a Potentate's Aide. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He had a passion for collecting antique cars, especially Corvettes.

Survivors include his wife, Laurie; children, John Brewer (Wendy), Robert Brewer (Julie) and Kerri Viquesney (David); nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He also leaves a brother, Lonny "Teet" Brewer (Judy); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, and countless friends including his four-legged babies.

Private graveside services will be held in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, KS. Due to COVID restrictions, a celebration of Paul's life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine General Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129.

Service Information

Private graveside services will be held in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, KS. Due to COVID restrictions, a celebration of Paul’s life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine General Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129.

Brewer, Paul W.'s Guestbook

RIP Paul. My heart goes out to his family. Nice to have memories of him from the past 50 years I knew him.

Gerald Daily

A very sad loss of a Best Friend, my Best Man at our wedding and a true Masonic Brother. I first met Paul almost 40 years ago as he had my 77 Cady on the back of his tow truck and with that day a true lifelong friendship began. Paul was first to help and insure things went better than planned. He volunteered countless hours to better Ararat Shrine and help to insure our Shriners Hospitals. Paul was always on an adventure having fun where ever he was and gained several honorary titles over the course of his many travels. From a Police Detective in Omaha to an Admiral in New York, and even a semi-pro wrestler with a shower curtain at the 2009 Imperial Session at San Antonio TX. He was one of the first "One Day Shriners" who proved the test that when it comes from your heart you will succeed and continue to grow and share that knowledge with others and made his top line signer, Very Proud. Paul has given us all many memories we will all remember and think about often with a smile on our faces. "Admiral Paul" as you have "Crossed the Bar", You will never be forgotten. I salute you for the love and friendships you gave to our heart's and minds and bid you "Bravo Zulu" for that love and hard work you shared with those many lives you have touched. You may now rest easy my friend, you have been relieved of your watch.

Benny and Joyce Kenney

Sending you all of our love from NYC. I have so many fond memories of Paul over the years. He will definitely be missed. May his memory be forever a blessing. Love you.

Marissa & Sarah

McDonalds 9th & Minnesota, 57 Chevy, drag racing across the inner city viaduct at one in the morning and using a screw driver as a floor shift in the 53 Chevy. You taught me a lot about car mechanics and keeping my 55 running. And A whole lot of wonderful high school memories. May God bless the Brewer family.

Tony Tomasich

Paul was a good person to know, his professional service and quality personality will be missed. He and his wife were wonderful neighbors, RIP Paul.

Steve & Sheryl Holbrook

Sorry for your loss. Paul was a great guy,friend to all. He will be missed by all that had met him.

Lee Brown

My deepest sympathy for the loss of such a good person,friend and family man. God Bless his family and friends at this time of sorrow and grief. R.I.P. Uncle Bitty you will be greatly missed. Love Ya bye for now.

Susie Wilson

Paul was a great mechanic and was always good to us. Seems we always had a car in his shop and he used to say that our contributions for repairs bought him a fence at his house. He offered to put up a plaque in our name. He had a good sense of humor. He was also a good friend of my father, Bill Morton. Rest in peace, Paul. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Carol and Guy St.Louis

Was so sorry to hear of the news today.. Paul was a long time friend. Paul often laughed of when we first met some 35 years ago, as I told him I was scared of him while working and wanted to make sure I didn't make him mad. RIP pal and hope to see you you again!

Steve Barnhart

Laurie Our thoughts are with you and we are so sorry for your loss. Paul was such a wonderful person and friend he will truly be missed.

Tracy and Cindy Helton

My heart goes out to Laurie and family. Bity (Paul) was my beloved cousin From growing up next door on 18th St., to picking on each other at the cab company. On to selling him car parts for the shop. And can I add, the man loves cars like me! We will meet again and as always I will cherish every moment. Hugs to you all.

Barbara Brewer Barton

Wish we were closer then we actually were but you were still my grandpa! Just wish we had spent more time together! Love you and miss you dearly grandpa!

Annie Nelson

Paul was a man of great integrity god bless the whole family RIP MY FRIEND

terry bresette

Laurie, I am heartbroken at the passing of Your beloved husband Paul. He was always very good to me and my late wife Jacki. For example I remember him bringing Thanksgiving leftovers over to our apartment. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson

We are sickened when we heard the news, truly. Our hearts go out to you and you family. There aren't any words to say how sorry we are. He will be missed by so many. I'll always remember him smiling which he always seemed to be. God bless you. You will be in our prayers.

Doug & Cathy King

Laurie it is with heavy heart I remember Paul. No matter how much pain he was in he always had a great smile and a good word to say. Paul always had time to help solve a problem. Anytime you would ask for help Paul would be there. He will be missed greatly in our Ararat family. Laurie please ask us, his second family, if there is anything we can do help you. God Bless Paul and you and your family. Rest in peace my friend.

J.W. Page

I will love you forever and miss you always - rest easy my sweet until we meet again - keep an eye on me.........I love you

Lauren Brewer

I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Richard Winter

We are truly heart broken with the news yesterday. Paul (aka Susie) was a great guy and made us better from just knowing him and working along side him at the shop. Love thoughts & prayers to Laurie and the family. Until we meet again, Friend... behave yourself. Wink wink!

Dennis & Sandy Flanery & family

Uncle Bitty you will always be remembered by your eye catching smile, southern accent and most of all your big warm heart. You are a good man and will be missed dearly. Laurie our thoughts and prayers are with you. I know that he was welcomed with open arms from Mom and Aunt Sally and crazy Uncle David and Momo and Paw Paw Brewer. He will be missed here but Never forgotten!! Take care Love you.

Tracy Sanders (Holt)

Laurie, even though I didnt know paul or know you in person, I have talked to you over the phone probably about a million time, I just wanted to say that I am sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family in this time of need, I also would like to say if you ever need anything please dont hesitate to ask, so in this closing I will leave you with this: Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." The Good News: God will never abandon us during our times of grief — he will always provide us with love and hope.

Christina Mulder

Life had been so busy for both of us.we never slowed down and enjoyed the simple things .one day we'll meet again and take that time.I love you Dad.I miss you dearly.

John p. Brewer

Laurie, my heart goes out to you and the family in your loss of such a great man, friend. He will be missed very dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Bill and Linda Walker

Paul was/is an amazing man! I had the honor of getting to know him. I met him at the Arat shrine temple. Paul could make anyone laugh and make anyone's day go from the worst day ever to the best. He will truly be missed, but will never be forgotten. Heaven gained one amazing person.

Jericca Hayward

Dear Sister Laurie.....Paul loved you more than all the “Grass In Ireland” He shared with us how he loved...you were his best Friend...you always protected him & he protected you! ❤️💯☘️ He told me last time we were with him and I could hold his hand to help him walk out of the restaurant on the “Plaza” that he was so glad you introduced us all!!! Because now he could see why you loved us and how much we all loved each other!” ❤️🦋 “We were #Leos ...he said ...Vince Sr and myself and he loved us...” I’ll treasure our conversations forever! We miss him ...but we know he will welcome us to “Heaven” ... with his HUGE smile ...and maybe a “HeavenlyCorvette!” His #Legacy lives on in you our beautiful sister and WE KNOW YOU!!! You will carry it out with only the “Eloquence” and “Beauty” and “Tenacity” ...as he did! ❤️💕☘️🙏💯 Luv you Laurie, Vince, Vince Jr & Family

Gillian, Vince, Vince Jr and family

Laurie, Jim and I are so sad for you and your family. Paul was a very nice man with a good heart. He had lots of friends and was loved by all. God bless. Love, Jim and Darlene Waggoner

Darlene Waggoner

Paul was a kind hearted, giving man ! He will be missed by not only his family but many friends and Shrine friends. Prayers to Laurie and his Family 💝

Jan & Jerry Hess

My heart is so broken. You are gone from us too soon but your memory is forever. I will see you again one day. Watch over us all. I love and miss you dad.

Kerri Viquesney

I am at a loss for words as we mourn the death of Paul. He was a friend to everyone that knew him. Laurie my heart aches for you as you begin this next chapter in your life. Paul will always be with you in your heart. Memories are forever.

Sheryl and Bill Reigel

Sending you and your family loving thoughts! Paul was a wondetful and giving person. He will be missed!

Jeanie Fracassa

Dammit Paul (inside joke) It is so hard to say goodbye to a real friend, You have made many laugh , cry . You were a true brother to me and I'll never forget the respect and love I have for you. Rest in peace ,until we meet again in that lodge not borne by human hands.

William H Lindsey

Although our friendship just begun your infectious laughter and smile touched our lives! You will be missed but never forgotten!

Billy and Valarie Byrd

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