Richard Brewer

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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.

12 Comments To "Richard Brewer"

Phillip On Jul 21 2020 at 9am
You are the example of self for others to follow. May your friends and family find the peace you have Now fully transitioned to in Christ. Peace and condolences to all who knew this kind Soul. Reply to this comment
Tina Crisp On Jul 21 2020 at 9am
What a friend he was!!!. Met him 18 yes ago at Noonday Baptist. Funny and loyal. I know where you are friend. See ya on the other side!!!❤️❤️❤️ Reply to this comment
Nonda Newberg On Jul 18 2020 at 4pm
Enjoyed waiting on you and Breakfast club for many years..Enjoyed your smile and kind heart, will miss seeing you on Saturday Mornings in the future..May the Angels in Heaven dance around you! You will be missed by Many Reply to this comment
Julie Graham On Jul 17 2020 at 2pm
Always joined us for dinner & he would wear his infamous red shirt! And, he always kept taps on my dance shoes but above all he always had a positive outlook on life & kept smiling. Now it's your time to rest. Reply to this comment
Danny Griffith On Jul 17 2020 at 2pm
I'm so sorry to hear this ... Richard was a friend of mine from years back ...unfortunately as life happens we go our separate ways... RIP Old Friend Reply to this comment
Mary Bresnock On Jul 17 2020 at 2pm
There are many memories of Richard. He was one of the first people to greet me on my first Sunday at Gracelife. He became the husband of my roommate at the Ride retreat. He was a great guy. Condolences to his family. Reply to this comment
... On Jul 17 2020 at 2pm
Dear Richard, The world is a sadder place. You are such a light. I cannot truly begin to imagine that I will not see your smile soon. You always had an ear and a chair and time for a chat no matter how many boots were waiting to go back to Horse Town. You had the kindest heart, the most gentle soul. You filled so many hearts. Now, although we know that you are "home" they are heavy with our loss. Reply to this comment
Connie Griffith-Hughes On Jul 17 2020 at 2pm
RIP my long time friend. Fly high with the angels! We share many laughs together. You will surely be missed ! ❤ Reply to this comment
Jeff McVey On Jul 17 2020 at 2pm
Richard, I knew you longer than any other person in my life outside of family. Over those 50 + years you never said a cross word to me or treated me anything less than gentlemanly. Rest in peace my friend. Reply to this comment
Jim Bozeman5ac On Jul 17 2020 at 2pm
A good man, a kind heart and a child of God. We shared some fun times, my friend. Our guardian angels kept us out of serious trouble. Now you can rest with Jesus. Love you. Reply to this comment
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