James Earl Brewer, Sr., 89, passed away on Feb. 20, 2018
James “Jim” Earl Brewer, Sr., 89, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.
A memorial service, with Masonic rites, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado. Inurnment will take place in Latham Cemetery at a later date.
Jim was born on Aug. 12, 1928, the son of Fred Earl and Fern Elizabeth (Spohr) Brewer in Beaumont, Kan. Jim graduated from Latham High School with the Class of 1945, and married Wilda “Loriene” Davis on June 26, 1947, in El Dorado. He was in oil production with Rex & Morris Oil, owned Clay Center Service, Latham Lumber & Propane, Jim’s Propane, and Jim Brewer Construction in heavy equipment. Jim was a member of the Latham Christian Church, Masonic Lodge 32nd Consistory and the Lions Club. He also opened and closed cemetery plots for many years at Latham and area cemeteries.
His loving family includes: his wife, Loriene of the home; son, Jim Brewer Jr. of Leon; daughter, Linda Doornbos of Leon; brother and his wife, Jack and Leah Brewer of Leon; 7 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold Brewer; and a son-in-law, Gary Doornbos.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Jim at www.kirbymorrisfunerahome.com.