Tahlequah Daily Press


March 12, 2014

Alva Dent Brewer

TAHLEQUAH — Alva Dent Brewer, age 93, was born on October 11, 1920 in Morris, and died Sunday, March 9 in Tahlequah.

He was the fifth of seven children born to William Isaac Brewer and Cordie Bradley Brewer. Dent graduated from Nuyaka High School and joined the Oklahoma National Guard.

In 1940, his National Guard Unit was mobilized serving in North Africa, Italy, and Sicily.

Dent reached the rank of Sergeant and received several medals, including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

He was very proud of his service in World War II and loved telling of his experiences.

Dent married Virginia Lee Brooks on March 2, 1945 and worked many years as a salesman for Wilson Foods, retiring to the Lake Tenkiller area in 1982.

He liked spending his spare time fishing, feeding birds and just piddling around. Dent loved nature and all kinds of animals.

Mr. Brewer is survived by his daughters: Judith Joan Hackney and husband Robert of Choctaw, and Diana Lee Thorne and husband Jeff of Park Hill; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Ferguson of Houston; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at Reed-Culver Funeral Home in Tahlequah.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Holcomb officiating.

Burial will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.reedculver.com.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.

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