James E. Brewer 80, of Frankfort, IN, died at 1:25 a.m. February 12, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis, IN.
Born November 29, 1930 in Frankfort, IN to William S. ‘Sant’ & Lona Pearl (Stewart) Brewer. He married Ellen Knight on August 12, 1967 in Frankfort and she survives. Mr. Brewer attended Jackson Township High School, then graduated from Colfax High School in 1948. He worked for Schlosser’s Ice Cream Co., Garrison Oil, Price Pure Oil Co., Union 76 Oil, Ag Max and then retired from Hoosier Penn Oil Co as a Sales Representative. He was a member and longtime Sunday school teacher at Jefferson United Methodist Church. He was a 50 + year member and past master of the Vesta Masonic Lodge in Jefferson. Mr. Brewer was part of the Atlanta (IN) Music Hall Band for over 23 years, loved singing, sang Al Jolson style, and was an avid reader. He played semi-pro baseball for INBRACOS sponsored by Indiana Brass Co., was a former High School Basketball Referee and was a fan of College Basketball. For several years, Mr. Brewer was the emcee for the Jackson Township School Alumni Banquet.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15th at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort with funeral service at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Goodwin Funeral Home Chapel. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the B.A.S.E. Program in care of the Brookston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 216, Brookston, IN 47923.
Wife: Ellen I. Brewer of Frankfort
2 Daughters: Deborah Sheets (companion Robert Swanke) of Frankfort and Sharon (husband Michael) Miller of Chalmers
3 Sons: Rick A. Brewer (wife Pam) of Noblesville, Paul N. Brewer of W. Lafayette and Mark E. Brewer (wife Donna) of Katy, TX
Sister: Mary R. Galvin of Noblesville
12 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by a brother, John and a sister Bonnie Pollard.