Tony Lee Brewer, 77, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at his home.

Tony was born on May 18, 1944, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Gentry Lee Brewer and Willa Dean Williams Brewer. He attended Statesville City schools and also La Salle University for Drafting. On September 13, 1963, he was married to Beulah Mae Stout Brewer, who survives. Tony was self-employed as a building contractor for many years and later, before retiring, was a NC home inspector. He was a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church for fifty-two years and served as a deacon and also worked with the youth. He sang in the choir and at one time in a quartet. He enjoyed singing, working with old cars, had restored a 1957 Chevrolet, and liked doing cabinet and finishing work. He also enjoyed going golfing from time to time.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Brewer.

Tony is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beulah Mae Stout Brewer; a son, Tracy Lee Brewer; his daughter, Meredith B. Ballard (Paul); granddaughter, Karleigh B Hall (Randy); and grandsons, Hunter and Jackson Ballard. He is also survived by sisters, Judy B. Lance of Florida and Willa Dean Sigmon (John) of Statesville; and sister-in-law, Sylvia Brewer of Statesville, along with a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Diamond Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Holleman, Rev. Carl Williams and Rev. Jonathon Overcash officiating. The family will visit with friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or Lake Norman Muay Thai Rock Steady Boxing (which helps Parkinson’s patients), 107 Commons Drive, Suite I, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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