At the age of 99, Tommie Doris Reid Dewbre was welcomed home by her Heavenly Father and the beloved family who died before her. Tommie was a passionate woman, and as our strong matriarch, she loved and guided her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a caring daughter, sister, aunt and also friend. Tommie’s irrepressible spirit encouraged her family and friends to persevere in the face of adversity. Tommie Reid Dewbre was born on December 5, 1922 in Regency, Texas to Robbie and Joe Reid. Her family soon moved to Brownwood to run a farm. She graduated from Howard Payne College in 1945 and married Felton Milton Dewbre on May 16, 1945. They lived in San Diego from 1945 to 1946 when Felton served in the United States Navy during World War II. Aside from this brief stint in California, Tommie has lived her entire life in Texas. When Felton died in 1978, Tommie returned to work. She received her real estate license and worked for Banta Insurance and Real Estate for a number of years until she and her sister, Ruby Shelton, opened Reid’s Reusables in Early, Texas on the family farm. They became known as “the ladies who wore hats”. They sold antiques, boots and jeans. This successful business kept her busy until the 1980s. We, her family, say goodbye to this precious woman who taught us about selfless love and devotion, home remedies and self-cooking, and the sophistication of flea market bargaining. We confidently claim that you fought the battle, finished the race, and kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7). The legacy you are leaving is profound and we pray that we will make you proud every day. Tommie was preceded in death by her parents Robbie and Joe Reid; her husband Felton Dewbre; her son Randall Dewbre; her daughter-in-law Nancy Dewbre; and her sister Ruby Shelton. She is survived by her daughters Connie Dewbre and Reida Marr, her grandchildren Eric McNatt, Zachary Lockwood and his wife Beth; Rebecca Hardy and her husband Tim; Christopher Dewbre and Robert Dewbre and their great-grandchildren: Reid Lockwood, Pierce Lockwood, Jordan Hardy and Noelle Hardy. The family would like to thank Tommie’s caregivers Shirley Kimmetz, Jennifer Burham and Cheryl Carpenter for their excellent and loving service. Funeral services will be held at Eastlawn Cemetery on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, tributes can be given to a charity of your choice or to the Brownwood Public Library.
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