Sidney Earl "Sid" Brashear was born on February 20, 1946, the son of Coleman Brashear and Eva Zelma Brashear. Sid served courageously in the Vietnam War building air strips in conditions that were hardly bearable. His strong will and keen sense of humor, and faith in the Lord undoubtedly saw him through these times. Sidney Brashear known as "Sid" by his friends and family, departed this life to sit at the table of the King, December 2006. Sid was loved by many and known by all because of his zeal for laughter and love of life. As a young boy, Sid professed his faith at a Baptist Church in Houston, Texas and was baptized shortly there after. Although he came from a broken home, he was allowed to spend the summers with a God-fearing Aunt and Uncle who loved the Lord. It was during these summers that Sid learned what family life was truly about. With the guidance of these two amazing people, Sid learned the value of hard work, necessity of rules and even how to drive a car. The most important lesson that he learned as a boy during these summers was unconditional love given by this aunt and uncle. The trials of youth tested him and the troubles of the world managed to drain the spark from his eyes and the joy from his heart. Through these trials he grew strong and returned to the fold of God's followers. He was a good son to his mother and father supporting them with love and gifts even through the illness his mother suffered, especially in the later years of her life. Sidney Brashear was a loved man, treasured friend, and loyal family member. His memory will last only for a season, but his legacy of love and life will remain forever. Sid passed away at the age of 60. He is survived by his cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Friday, December 22, 2006 at Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Robert Stutes officiating. Interment was held at Oak Knoll Cemetery.
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