WARREN BROWER(1921 - 2017)

September 30, 1921 - November 29, 2017 GROVE Warren Grant Brower, of Grove, OK, passed away peacefully Nov. 29, 2017, at the age of 96. He was born on Sept. 30, 1921, in Greenfield, OK to Myrtie (Awtrey) and Roy Brower and was raised in Oklahoma City along with his four brothers. From an early age, Warren enjoyed working with his hands and, in his youth, became an apprentice to his Dad, who was a cabinetmaker and contractor. After high school at Northwest Classen, Warren enlisted in the Army and, in World War II, was assigned to Company B, 605 Tank Destroyer Battalion, 5th Armored Division, 9th Army, where he fought in the brutal winter ground war in France. Upon returning to the U.S., Warren married Virginia Wilson, started a family and began to build Brower Construction in Oklahoma City. Through the '50s and into the '60s, Brower Construction focused on commercial and residential projects in Oklahoma City - many of which still stand today. In 1966, Warren met and married his second wife, Verdia "Pete" Conner, and along with his venture partners, began one of his most ambitious development projects called Whispering Hills near Lake Thunderbird. Then in 1976, Warren and Pete moved to Grand Lake, where he took over development of a lakefront residential community. Warren established Brower Construction in Grove with the completion of several churches and commercial buildings as well as many lakefront homes in the '80s and '90s. Warren and Pete were married for 50 years and had a very active personal and social life. Warren was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, serving as a leader at Northwest Baptist Church, and later serving with the First Baptist Church of Grove. Warren was active in both Oklahoma City and Grove civic and business groups and served as Past Master W.M. of Amity Masonic Lodge #473 in Oklahoma City, Past Master W.M. of Grove Masonic Lodge #187, Past President of Kiwanis in Grove, Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis Division 27 in Oklahoma, and Past President of the India Shrine Bowling Unit in Oklahoma City. For those who knew him well, Warren was fond of pecan pie, Dr. Pepper and the famous Oklahoman, Will Rogers. In addition to his parents, Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Verdia "Pete" Brower, children of the late Virginia Kemp; Thelma Simpson, Donald Brower, Larry Brower, and Sharon Whittet; and his brothers; Leroy, Kenneth, Conrad, and Vaughn. He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Ronald) Brandt; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Brower; and sons, Darrell (Susan) Brower, David (Lena) Brower, and Charles (Wendy) Brower; son-in-law, Don Simpson; 19 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will take place at the First Baptist Church of Grove, OK at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Services have been entrusted to Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove, OK. Online condolences can be made by viewing Warren's Book of Memories at: www.honoringmemories.com

Funeral Home

Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Inc
711 S Main St Grove, OK 74344
(918) 786-2261

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 6, 2017