Joey Brem

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Joey Brem, 65, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

Funeral Services: 10 AM Monday, March 28, 2022 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Burial to follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery. Officiating John Abraham.

Joseph Fred Brem, Jr. was born April 12, 1956 to Joe Fritz Brem and Mary Catherine Brem (Abraham) Russell. He attended Cedar Ridge, North Jr., Waco H.S., and graduated from Reicher Catholic H.S. Class of 1974. He attended MCC and Tyler Junior College. Joey played baseball for Northern Little League and later at MCC. He opened the Reunion Store and Western Junction in Waco and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He worked for Curtis 1000 where he was the top salesman, setting many company records before opening his own business, Jancer Group in Temple. He was an avid skier and superb athlete. Joey could start out on two skis, knock one off and slalom, and knock off the other ski and ski barefoot all over the lake. He loved the beach life. He snorkeled and scuba dived all over the world. He loved diving for sunken treasures and became infatuated with the treasures of the Senora de Atocha in Key West, Florida. Joey loved Mel Fischers. He also had a love for boats, cars, motorcycles, and was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and the Texas Rangers. Joey was a Christian and loved the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandparents, Melad and Minnie Constantino Abraham; paternal grandparents, Alford and Mary Elizabeth Brem (Heese); god-parents, Alfred and Mary (Polansky) Brem.

Survivors include sister, Kathryn Jo “Kathy” McNair and spouse John Snyder, Sr.; brother, Bobby Christopher Brem; nephew, Karl H. “Rock” McNair, Jr and wife Heather; niece, Kathryn Nicole McNair; great nephew, Karter Howard McNair; great nieces, Hollyn Gwen McNair, and Mabry Katherine McNair; and his best four-legged friend, Zeke Brem.

Pallbearers: David Walter Groman, Joey Bechtel, Kim Ed Hodges, Leonard Elliott, Johnnie Joe Gaidusek, and Tony Castillo.

Honorary Pallbearers: David Gray, Paul Addison, Dennis Duhon, Ryan Powers, Brian Powers, Ronnie Brem, Edward Brem, Paul Bradley Abraham, Bernard Rohde, Albert Graser, Reicher Catholic H.S. Class of  ’74, and Waco H.S. Class of ’74.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thanks to Dr. Tim Martindale and Regent Care.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Central Texas.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Cynthia Sykora

    Dear Kathy, John and Family,
    Please know we always loved Joey as we have loved your family.
    May the Lord continue to be with you as you live without him here
    on earth, but rejoice in knowing you’ll be together with him again
    in heaven some day. Peace Be With You, Always.
    Love, The Sykora’s
    Jimmy, Cyndi, Shea , Dustin and family

  2. Alfred and Rebecca Brem

    Dear Kathy and Family,
    I only knew Joey as a child but he will always be part of my fond memories. I recall he loved playing baseball even when he was very young – and always full of energy! I know you all loved him and cared for him so well. Sounds like he was a very dynamic person.
    Love and Peace,
    Cousin Fred and Becky Brem

  3. Dear Kathy,
    I’m so sorry you lost Joey. Please remember the great things you did together, that he’s not alone, and he’s with family he hasn’t seen in a while. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nicole, and all of your family. Bless you and your family.

  4. Kathy
    So sorry to hear about Joey
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  5. Kathy, You were an amazing sister to Joey , he was blessed to have you especially in his later years when you lovingly cared for him. I can hear him saying “Tell Phyllis Ann I said “Hi”. God bless you and your family as you go through this time of mourning him no longer being here in earth but knowing this is not the end. Joey is in the presence of Jesus completely healed and we will all be together again, God has prepared the way.
    My prayers to you all your family for comfort and the peace that comes from our Heavenly Father.
    Good Night and peace out Joey… catch up with you on the other side.
    Love you Kathy! Phyllis Ann

  6. Diane Dicorte Rasner

    Dearest Kathy,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies. Joey was such a wonderful friend & schoolmate – he will be sorely missed by all of our Reicher Class of 1974.
    Diane Dicorte Rasner

  7. Joey was so fun and full of life in the time I knew him. I’m sure he is again now while he is in Heaven with those he loves gone before him. Kathy, you are such a strong and fine example of what a sister should be to her siblings. Thank you for caring for joey while showing us what brotherly love is. May God bless you.

    Larry and Lisa Walters

  8. Kathy I’m so sorry for your loss of your brother. May God comfort you during this time of grief.

  9. Kathy and family,
    I have deep sorrow for you and yours. I possess cherished memories of you and your family being a neighbor. In times like this I’m reminded of lyrics “the only scars in heaven are on the hands that are holding you (him) now”. Take care, dab

  10. So sorry to hear for the loss of Joey. He was a good man and classmate. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to his family.

  11. Kathy
    So sorry to hear about Joey’s passing. Hugs and prayers coming your way!
    Betty Dunn

  12. Brem family:
    Always remember your fondest memories of Joey. Keep them tucked away in your heart. He was a great classmate and all around guy. He will be missed but never forgotten. ’74Reicher

  13. Nelson Willingham

    Brem family:
    Joey was always great to baseball with at Northern. He was a great player and always fun to be around.
    I know ya’ll will miss him dearly. He was truly a great person and friend. I was so sad to see he had passed. I was on the same team with him at Northern.
    My sincere condolences
    Nelson Willingham

  14. Joey was such an inspiration.
    RIP brother

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