Derek Montemayor, 46, of Brownwood, left his earthly home on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at the Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Dallas following a lengthy illness.

He was born July 26, 1973 in Brownwood the son of Margarito “Pete” Montemayor and Londa Priester Montemayor. He attended Brownwood Schools and worked most of his life as a mechanic and truck driver. He operated his own truck for several years and spent most of his time working and restoring old cars. He loved to ride motorcycles and be outdoors and especially enjoyed being with family, listening to music and dancing. He was a friend to many.

He is survived by his mother and father, Pete and Londa Montemayor; his fiancé, Bryttanie Beck; four children, Brooke, Kassi, Devon, and Bridget Montemayor, all of Brownwood; and a grandchild, Lizabeth. He is also survived by two step-sisters, several aunts, uncles, cousins and other family. He also leaves behind many friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Lemons officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenleaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the funeral home.

Friends and family are encouraged to leave condolences at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.