Veldon Cordell Brewer, “Red”, age 77, of Bristol, Va., passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his home. 


He was born June 4, 1940 in Glade Spring, Va., a son of the late Robert L. and Maggie Mae Greer Brewer. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps. at the age of 17 and was very proud of his service to his country, having served in the Korean War. Red was a farmer and textile worker who also worked for Avis, where he made many friends and memories. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.


He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Janice Sue Brewer; daughter, Lisa M. Arnold and husband Bobby; son, Michael Hoskins and girlfriend Angel; grandchildren, Kadence Hoskins, Ashley Kinnick and husband Zack; and great grandchild, Isabella Kinnick.


A graveside service for Mr. Brewer will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Preacher Bud Malone officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Bristol VFW Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Weaver Funeral Home.