Ken Brymer, of Pflugerville, died surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, in Christopher House under the loving care of Hospice. Ken was born on October 30, 1931, on the family farm near Beaukiss, Texas to Alvin Norris Brymer and Annie Martin Brymer. He grew up in Thrall graduating from high school in 1949 as the top ranking male student. He was involved in many school clubs and organizations, excelling in football, basketball, and track. He always had a job – whether it was filling the baptistery at the Baptist church, working at the cotton gin or delivering the newspaper all over town with his faithful dog Zipper trailing behind his bicycle. After graduation, he moved to Austin to work as a bookkeeper for an oil company. He was in the U.S. Army from 1952 – 1955 where he worked in the office of his commanding officer. While he was in the army, he was on an elite volleyball team representing his base. He and his team traveled all over the states to compete against other military base teams. He then went to work for Miller Blue Print, with whom he was associated for many years. He lived in the Austin area most all his life. Following his army service he met E. LaWanda (Happy) Thompson and they were married October 14, 1955. From this happy union, three sons and one daughter were born – Mike, Tim, David and Kim. The family moved to Corpus Christi in 1962 where Ken opened the Xerox Sales Office. He won many awards for outstanding sales, including the 1969 Top Copier Salesman for the Southern Region, an area comprising 17 states. While in Corpus, Ken attended Del Mar College majoring in business. In 1969 Ken was transferred to Austin to serve as National Account Manager for the State of Texas, in which capacity he served until his retirement in 1987 at 55 years of age. Ken and Happy enjoyed traveling after retirement with several trips to Europe, and many trips in their motorhome – including a 5 month trip to Alaska catching many salmon. Besides travel and fishing everywhere from Alaska to the Gulf Coast, Ken enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In 1992, Ken went back to school, earned his real estate license and worked at McMakin & Associates in Taylor for 5 years. In 1997, Ken and Happy built their dream cabin in Fairplay, Colorado and enjoyed the mountains and sightseeing along 4 wheel roads and trails. Renal failure in 2003 necessitated sale of their cabin. In 2006, Ken started dialysis treatment that he continued until his death. Ken was involved in many community activities throughout his lifetime including serving as: Boy Scout Master, President of the Taylor Lions Club, Finance Chairman of Taylor Methodist Church, and Staff Pastor Relationship Committee Chairman of First United Methodist Church in Pflugerville. He will be forever remembered as a kind, quiet and gentle man, a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal and supportive friend. He was so very proud of his good, caring, Christian, family oriented children. He was the “go to” person for advice, pep talks, projects, house repairs, and weekends of car repairs. He took the children fishing, hunting, and camping. He was grounded in his faith and was very trustworthy, dependable, confident, sincere, compassionate, hard working, and meticulous. Ken is predeceased by his parents Alvin and Annie Brymer, his only sister LaVeta Faye Brymer Kennon, her husband Glenn Kennon, and one nephew Nathan Lee Kennon. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 56 years, Happy; his loving family, Mike and wife Beth of Cedar Park, Tim and wife Paula of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, David and wife Anna of Pflugerville, and Kimberly and husband Steven of Al Ain, U.A.E. He is also survived by: 6 grandsons – David Patrick, Christopher, Matthew, Thomas and Benjamin Brymer, Patrick Cunningham, one granddaughter Sophia Grace Cunningham and nephew Kenneth Glenn Kennon. Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist of Pflugerville on Friday, October 7, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at Cook Walden Capital Park in Pflugerville on Thursday, October 6, 2011, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Lawrence Chapel Cemetery near the Beaukiss community. Pallbearers are Scotty Allen, Lary Dorrington, Steve Kennedy, Kent Malone, Wayne Moore, Brad Moss, and Scott Ward. Honorary Pallbearers are: Gus Carlson, Jack Gaden, Donn German, Audie Johnson, John Lay, Bubby McMakin, Richard Smith, Walt Strickland, Eugene Wilde, and Rod William.