Roland Eugene Brewer, Sr., a resident of San Marcos, passed away February 25, 2014 at the age of 71. He was born February 11, 1943, in Houston, to Donald Ray Brewer and Della Orlean McCloud Brewer. He is survived by his wife Laverene Clowers Brewer of San Marcos; son, Roland Eugene Brewer, Jr. and wife, Kathleen of Sherman, Texas; grandchildren, Keaton and Kade Brewer; brother, Jack Brewer and wife Ruby of Houston. He is preceded in death by brother, Donnie Brewer.
Roland was a graduate of M. B. Smiley High School in 1961, where he was an outstanding athlete and All-American. He went on to play college basketball at South Texas Junior College, and St. Edwards University and awarded All-American there as well. After graduation he returned to his Alma Mater, Smiley High School, to become Head Basketball Coach and teacher. He enjoyed teaching swimming and diving at the local YMCA; and, an excellent coach for many years with Little League in the Sheldon area. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Roland was actively involved in the communities he lived in--started youth athletic associations, helped with charitable events, fund raising, and was always ready to lend a hand.
Roland was an outstanding leader, mentor, coach, father, husband and friend to many. He never met a stranger; and, could have ongoing conversations with friends and family after greeting you with a smile. He had a way of making you feel comfortable and at ease when with him. He will truly be loved and missed by many.
A "Celebration of Life" service will be held this Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in San Marcos. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomason Funeral Home. Please join us in tribute to this wonderful man and all he stood for—love, patience, honor, caring and most of all, that winning attitude at anything he wanted to achieve. For more information, call Thomason Funeral Home, 512-396-2300. Condolences may be written to the family at www.thomasonfuneralhome.com