LAKE PALESTINE —
A memorial service for Brewster V. Lynch, 80, of Lake Palestine, and formerly of Bullard, will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends beginning at 3 p.m., prior to the service. The Rev. Dennis Cable will officiate the service.
Mr. Lynch passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 in Tyler after a brief but valiant battle with mantle cell lymphoma.
He was born at his home on the family farm in Flint on Dec. 11, 1933. He was the second child of Joe Laster and Hester Marie Towles Lynch. The cold weather and bad roads prevented the doctor from assisting in his delivery but a neighboring friend had been called to lend a hand. Brewster weighed over 11 pounds. He lost his father at the age of 5, but was molded and influenced in a positive way by his stepfather, Hamilton Walker (prior to his death).
Brewster attended Flint school for the first and second grades until the school closed. He then moved to Bullard schools where he graduated in 1952. Brewster attended Tyler Junior College and later married his first wife, Peggy Ann Long, on May 29, 1954. They lived in Bullard and raised three children. His father-in-law led Brewster to become a Master Mason at the Bullard Lodge No. 785, from June 6, 1959 until his death. From 1964 – 1965 he was the Master of the Bullard Lodge. In 2009 he was recognized with a 50-year service pin.
Brewster served on the Bullard Independent School District Board of Trustees in the early 1970s and also acted as Water Superintendent for the City of Bullard in the 1960-1970s. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church of Bullard.
Brewster spent most of his working years in industrial settings, including General Electric in Tyler, and ALCOA in Palestine, before retiring from Kelly-Springfield, water/electric Utility Power House Department in 1998.