Jim Jones Brewer, Sr. and Patricia Ann “Triss” Brewer


Jim Jones Brewer, Sr. and Patricia Ann “Triss” Brewer
Jim Jones Brewer, Sr. and Patricia Ann “Triss” Brewer

Jim Jones Brewer, Sr. (84) and his dearly loved wife, Patricia Ann “Triss” Brewer (83), passed away on January 5, 2022, just as they lived—in perfect unison. Their commitment to and love for each other was evident to everyone who knew them and is reflected in the lives of those they leave behind.

Jim Brewer was born April 4, 1937, in Erick, Oklahoma. Triss Henderson Brewer was born March 13, 1938, in Pampa, Texas. They died just hours apart on January 5, 2022, in Amarillo, Texas. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on December 27, 2021.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler St., Amarillo, Texas on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., with Dr. Howie Batson officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas. A reception honoring Jim and Triss will be held immediately following the memorial service at 619 S. Tyler, Suite 100, Amarillo, Texas.

Jim Brewer leaves a legacy of service and friendship. He was devoted to serving others and to filling each day with good humor and laughter. He had a distinguished career as a police officer and detective for the Amarillo Police Department and as Vice President of Operations at First National Bank of Amarillo. At the tender age of six, Jim worked as a shepherd in California and spent many hours alone. He devoted the rest of his life to cultivating friendships and was never alone again. He was a self-sacrificing husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Triss Brewer never met a stranger and was known for extending love and wisdom to everyone she met. She was a devoted grandmother and a fiercely proud great-grandmother. Triss was genuinely interested in the well-being of others and people were quick to trust her. She enjoyed working and was especially fulfilled through connections she made with students in Amarillo ISD and Amarillo College. Her professional life continued well into her 70s. She was protective of her husband and son, and her love was a cornerstone to their lives.

Jim and Triss are survived by their only son, Jim J. Brewer, who will miss them every day of his life; their daughter-in-law Ronda Brewer; their grandchildren and their spouses: Jori and Henry Thompson, Jinna and Chuck Barrett, J.J. and Stefanie Brewer, and Jodi and Mason Dale; and great-grandchildren Wyatt, Jude, and Archer Thompson, Bailey Barrett, and Charlee Brewer.

Triss and Jim were peaceful in their faith. Triss’s favorite verse was John 3:16. The love they poured into others will spill over into many generations and they will be deeply missed.

Jim J. Brewer suggests memorial contributions be made to The Buffalo Council, 619 S. Tyler, Suite 100, Amarillo, TX 79101, to provide scholarships for WTAMU students and Amarillo College students transferring to WTAMU.

To the captain.

31 Replies to “Jim Jones Brewer, Sr. and Patricia Ann “Triss” Brewer”

  1. Jim J I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so kind. I remember some of the things from Olsen park. My mom thought the world of her. My God be with you and your family at this time.

  2. With sympathy and sweet memories of the Brewer family during preschool days at St. Andrew’s. God’s comfort be yours.

  3. They lived their lives well, always willing to lend an ear and open their hearts, eager to pray for the well being of others.

    I miss them.

  4. Jim J- I can’t believe what has happened. I remember so much the fun times we all had on King St.. Duane (DD) notified us or we would not have known. Just a few weeks ago I thought how I needed to call Triss to see how they both were. This just breaks my heart. Stay strong Jim J and although we haven’t seen you in a long time, Triss kept me posted. They, and you, will always be in my heart.

  5. Jim J. – Heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I have so many fond memories of Jim and Triss and God gives us the chance to smile on those memories. Growing up, or at least trying, they were like an extra set of special parents that many of us were blessed with. Their love for each other was always inspiring. With love and deepest sympathy.

  6. Jim J. , saddened by the news, then I read the beautiful tribute. Gods blessings upon all of your family! You are in our prayers!✝️✝️✝️Ed

    1. Jim J I’m so sorry for your loss of your parents. What a wonderful tribute to both of them and their lives. Just know that you are in my thoughts and heart today…J Pat

  7. Jim,
    We are saddened about the
    Passing of your Parents. They
    sound like they were amazing
    Parents and very Special people.
    You and your Family are in our
    thoughts and Prayers.

  8. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing these two beautiful people and that is my loss. My condolences to the family.

  9. Sincere condolences to the family, best wishes for better days ahead. Jim was certainly good to me for many years.

  10. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. What a great love story your parents lived. They were so blessed to have a wonderful caring son like you in their lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Is this our Jim Brewer of the Class of 56 of Dumas High School? I feel it is but not for sure. Thanks

  12. Jim J.,
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jim & Triss. They were such wonderful people. I haven’t seen you all in many years. I know they are with Jesus now. Praying for you and your family.

    Your Cousin Melanie Brewer Beard & Family

  13. Jim J, my heart breaks for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
    Kelli Erwin Aaron

  14. I’m so sorry to hear this. Jim was always a good man and I’m glad I got to work with him at the Original First National Bank. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  15. I first met Jim in the Police academy way back in the early 60’s.
    He always was very upbeat and could tell the best jokes.
    It is difficult to think that he and Triss are gone. They were a perfect couple. May they Rest in Peace.

  16. , “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.“
    I Corr. 2:9

    Jim J. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours at this time. We can all find comfort in Gods promises and God always keeps his promises. This scripture helped me after my Dad passed. God bless you all

  17. Gosh darn, Jim J., I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about your parents. It’s never easy to lose our parents, but both on the same day is unspeakable. Words cannot express my sympathy, so I wish you strength, healing, and happier days soon. They certainly did a great job raising the treasure that you have always been.
    Your old friend—-Janet

  18. Jim J., It was heartfelt sadness when I heard of your mom and dads passing. Wadean “wendy” Stone, my mom, considered them the best of friends, ever since she and your mom worked at Speech and Hearing. Very few days went by without her referencing a conversation with either one or both of them. They were true friends. Mom has mourned the loss of both of them, and says there will be a hole in her heart for a long time. She offers her Prayers to you and yours. You also have mine, as I loved them with her.

  19. Jim J and family. We send our love, respect, and gratitude for your Mom and Dad. Though we have tended to be distant cousins, our love for your parents and your family was close and intense. We knew you best through their stories, and their complete belief in your heroic abilities, and remarkable life! (and lives!) As you beautifully wrote, their deaths on the same day is somehow poetic, and symbolic of their lives. Know we love you. Know how we loved them. Prayers for their journey, and your peace.

    Karen Fox and Robert Frazier and Family (Rockwall)
    Rusty Fox (Las Cruces)

  20. Jim J and family:
    I know you must still be trying to accept this overwhelming loss. Triss has always been one of my favorite Henderson cousins. No matter a person’s age she had a way of connecting with everyone. And Jim always had something funny to say. After the shock of the news, I knew this is the only way they would have it. I will miss our visits and hearing your Mom’s voice on the other end of the phone.

  21. So sad for your family – blessed to read this amazing tribute to your parents. They were an example of faith. Beth Duke

  22. Jim J, I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. The cutest couple ever. May they fly high. Godspeed, Jim and Triss. Brenda Moss Riggs

  23. Jim J. I don’t even know how to put into words the shock of hearing this news. So many memories of all of us on King St.. It’s so odd because just the other day I was thinking of them both and thought I should call and see how they are doing. I will miss them forever, as we all will. It was DD (Duane) Perkins who notified us. LU and many, many prayers.

  24. Jim J., I am so sorry for your losses.
    Prayers for your entire family.
    I remember your daddy from FNB

  25. Jim J and family,

    So saddened to learn of the passing of Jim and Triss. I can’t imagine how heavy your hearts are right now.
    Jean and Smitty treasured their friendships. I have fond memories of them too.
    May God give you strength and comfort during your difficult time.

    1. Jim and Triss were very good people. Working with Jim I saw what a great police officer he must have been. My thoughts and Prayers will be with Jim J. and all of the Brewer family.

  26. Jim will be missed by so many . I cut his hair for a very long time always looked forward to him coming in he always had a joke or two to tell. I never met his wife but felt like I knew here from all the conversations Jim and I had . . Prayers to there family.

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