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Marvin Earl Brimer

December 10, 1947 ~ January 15, 2021 (age 73)


Marvin Earl Brimer, 73 years old, left this world and entered heaven on January 15th, 2021 at Medical City in Denton, TX from complications of a heart attack. Officiating the service at Dunbar Union Cemetery in Emory on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 at 11:00 am will be Bro. Robert Burns with longtime family friend Jimmy Jarrett delivering the eulogy. Family visitation will be from 5:30pm-7:30pm on Monday, January 18th, 2021 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory, TX. Pallbearers: Nathan Cannon, Shawn Cannon, Cody Brimer, Cody (Gus) Busby, Brutus Busby, Bobby Brimer.  Honorary Pallbearers: Buddy Allen Brimer, Billy Lee Brimer, Colby Brewer, Garrett Vonree, Chris Dennis, Bryan Dennis and Brandon Brimer.

He was born on December 10th, 1947 at home in Emory, TX, the youngest of 9 children to Bill and Jessie Gowin Brimer.  Marvin met Sandra Dennis in Dallas, TX and they were married on April 7th, 1973 at the First Baptist Church in Saint Jo, TX. They spent the majority of their life in Emory and Saint Jo, TX raising their 3 daughters Marla Lee, Sonya Kay, and Mindy Sue. He was a Christian and attended the First Baptist Church of Saint Jo, TX and several churches in the Emory area.

Marvin was a lifelong mechanic and retired from Vought Aerospace in Grand Prairie, TX. One of his proudest accomplishments was the work he did on the B-2 Stealth Bomber and the Panther-800 Helicopter. He enjoyed gardening with his father-in-law, Davis Dennis, for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, taking family vacations; had a love for animals and was a member of the Broke Back riding club guys that met regularly at the Y’all Come Back Café. He had a lifelong enjoyment of playing 42 with close family and loved teaching his grandkids to play. He loved to play boardgames with the kids and grandkids. Loved playing Canasta and Somba especially with Larry n Viola, Billy n Sue, and Herman n Marsha. He shared his love of football , the Dallas Cowboys with his grandkids. 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.

The greatest joys of his life was being a Papaw to his grandchildren and great grands. His youngest being named after him. He loved all kids, usually nicknaming them, and they loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Jessie Brimer, his in-laws, Davis and Marie Dennis, his siblings, Vernell Briggs, Cleburne Brimer, Laveral Brimer, Winonia Morrow, Juanice Martin, Jimmy Joe Brimer, and R.G. Brimer, and his sister-in-law he was especially close to, Mary Sue Brimer, his youngest daughter, Mindy Sue Brimer (namesake of Mary Sue Brimer), and grandson Jesse James Brimer.

 He is survived by his wife of over 47 years, Sandra Lee Brimer of Saint Jo,  daughters, Marla Brimer, Sonya Miller and spouse Alan Miller of Emory, Son in law Dorsey Dean of St Jo.  His grandchildren: Nathan Cannon and Morgan Cannon, Shawn Cannon and Danielle Cannon, Jessica Cannon all of St Jo, Cami Sue Brimer of Emory and Cody Davis Brimer, the wanderer. Great grandchildren, Dylan, Malia (his Princess Lia) and Lincoln Earl (his namesake) Cannon of Saint Jo, TX, Emma Sue (Miss Priss)and Cooper (Cooper Dooper) Davis Brimer of Emory, Colt (Lil Cowboy) Dwayne Cannon of Saint Jo, Tx and brother, Billy Leon Brimer of Emory, TX. A big host of nephews and nieces. 

Our country bumpkin will be greatly missed.

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January 18, 2021

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home
803 N. Texas St
Emory, TX 75440

Funeral Service
January 19, 2021

11:00 AM
Dunbar Union Church
421 Co Rd 1301
Emory, TX 75440

Interment following funeral service
January 19, 2021

Dunbar Cemetery
421 Co Rd 1301, Emory, TX 75440
Emory, TX 75440


Dunbar Cemetery Association
PO Box 962, Emory TX 75440

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