Richard Brewer, longtime resident of Cobb County, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 9, 2020, at the age of 72. At the age of 13, Richard began training in the family business of shoe repair and eventually opened Canton Road Plaza Shoe Repair in 1973. He provided services in Marietta and the surrounding areas for 47 years until his retirement in early 2020.
Richard enjoyed getting to know people as part of his work and developed close relationships with many of his repeat customers. His dry sense of humor and willingness to lend a hand made him a great friend.
He is survived by his loving wife of 7 years, Mary Ann, with whom he was a devoted member of Grace Life church, as well as Steve Brewer (brother), Mike & Cherryl Brewer (brother and sister-in-law), Mary & Lloyd Swancey (sister and brother-in-law), Debra Harmon (stepdaughter), and Jeff Shinliver (stepson).
Those who knew Richard can attest to his dislike of being fussed over and per his wishes, no services will be held. Family members invite you to honor Richard’s life by posting memories and thoughts here. His final request is that you take good care of your favorite shoes.