A funeral service for Marvin Earl Brimer, 73, was held at Dunbar Union Cemetery in Emory on January 19. Bro. Robert Burns officiated with longtime family friend Jimmy Jarrett delivering the eulogy.
Mr. Brimer died on January 15, 2021, at Medical City in Denton from complications of a heart attack. He was born on December 10, 1947, at home in Emory, the youngest of nine children, to Bill and Jessie Gowin Brimer. He met Sandra Dennis in Dallas and they were married on April 7, 1973, at the First Baptist Church in Saint Jo. They spent the majority of their life in Emory and Saint Jo, raising their three daughters. He was a Christian and attended the First Baptist Church of Saint Jo and several churches in the Emory area.
Mr. Brimer was a lifelong mechanic and retired from Vought Aerospace in Grand Prairie. One of his proudest accomplishments was his work on the B-2 Stealth Bomber and the Panther-800 Helicopter. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and taking family vacations. He loved animals and was a member of the Broke Back riding club. He enjoyed playing 42 with close family and loved teaching his grandkids to play. He loved to play boardgames, Canasta and Somba. He loved football and the Dallas Cowboys, along with the Mavs and Texas Rangers. He loved old rock-n-roll and country music, was a huge Elvis fan, loved history, stories on aliens, reading, and eating a good chicken-fried steak.
Mr. Brimer is survived by his wife of Saint Jo; daughters, Marla Brimer and Sonya Miller and husband Alan Miller of Emory; son-in-law, Dorsey Dean of Saint Jo; grandchildren, Nathan Cannon and Morgan Cannon, Shawn Cannon and Danielle Cannon, Jessica Cannon, all of Saint Jo, Cami Sue Brimer of Emory and Cody Davis Brimer; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Malia and Lincoln Earl Cannon of Saint Jo, Emma Sue and Cooper Davis Brimer of Emory, Colt Dwayne Cannon of Saint Jo; and brother, Billy Leon Brimer of Emory; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Davis and Marie Dennis; siblings, Vernell Briggs, Cleburne Brimer, Laveral Brimer, Winonia Morrow, Juanice Martin, Jimmy Joe Brimer, and R.G. Brimer; sister-in-law, Mary Sue Brimer; his youngest daughter, Mindy Sue Brimer; and grandson, Jesse James Brimer.
Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.