George Brewer

Roster Info

Season Class # Pos Ht Wt
1946
1947
1948
1949

Personal Info

First Name: George
Middle Name: W.
Last Name: Brewer, Jr.
Common Name:
Nickname:
Hometown: Lubbock, TX
High School: Lubbock
Birth Date/Place: August 14, 1928
Death Date/Place: July 21, 2014 in Edmond, OK (age 85)
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Transferred From: Texas Tech
Obituary:

August 14, 1928 - July 21, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY George W. Brewer, Jr. passed away July 21, 2014. He was born August 14, 1928, to George W. Brewer, Sr. and Mamie Brewer in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1946, where he received All-State honors in both football and track. He attended Texas Tech University for a semester before transferring to University of Oklahoma on a football scholarship. George played halfback under the guidance of legendary coach Bud Wilkinson from 1946-1949. While at OU, he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and received a B.S. degree in Business/ Finance in January of 1951. George served in the Korean War serving as Air Provost Marshal at Perrin Air Force Base in Sherman, Texas, and later, in Korea. Upon his return to Oklahoma City, he went to work for Conoco Oil Co. in the exploration and production department and was then transferred to Wichita, Kansas. In 1955, he joined Monsanto Chemical Co. before moving to Liberal, Kansas, where he formed a partnership with the district geologist to start an independent exploration and production company, Thomas and Brewer. While in Liberal, George served as Vice-President of the Independent Oil and Gas Association. He was also President of the Liberal Board of Education. In 1969, he sold his interest in Thomas and Brewer and returned to Oklahoma City, consulting in the oil and gas business. George served on the board of Quail Creek Golf and Country Club and the board of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. He was a member of the OU Football Letterman's Association and the Varsity "O" Club. George was an active member of All Souls' Episcopal Church for 45 years. He loved playing golf and was a licensed pilot and dearly loved flying. George enjoyed telling jokes and had a wonderful sense of humor. His quick wit and charm will truly be missed by his loving family and friends. George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mamie Brewer; and brother, Robert Brewer. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara; and his three daughters, Pam Jaax and husband Mike, of Kansas City; Debbie McCord and husband Ron, and Becky Brewer, all of Oklahoma City. George is also survived by seven grandchildren, Allyson Jaax, of Kansas City; Grant Jaax and wife Jennifer, of Atlanta; Kyle McCord and wife Sarah, of Oklahoma City; Bennett McCord, of Los Angeles; Robert Howl and wife Micki, of Dallas; Carly Frost and husband Max, of Oklahoma City; and Kelly Howl, of Dallas. George is also survived by his brother, Charles Brewer and wife Sandra, of Dallas; and sister-in-law, Carol Soule, of Oklahoma City; as well as five great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held at All Souls' Episcopal Church 2 p.m. Friday, July 25. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Souls' Episcopal Church or Eden Care Homes.

Source: The Oklahoman

Notes

  • A (C) indicates that the player was a captain for that season (named before each game in 1982, and 1995 through 1998).
  • Related To refers to other OU athletes only.
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