James “Son” Brewster, 95, of Wilmar transitioned to his heavenly home Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello. He was born in Wilmar on April 1, 1924, to late James Garvin Brewster and Lois Martin Saffold Brewster.
He was a World War II Marine Veteran, seeing action in Okinawa and mainland China. James was a retired farmer, and a member and deacon of First Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Brewster, Roe Brewster, Lee Saffold and Wesley Saffold; and five sisters, Alma Brewster Sturgis, Ruby Brewster Kulbeth, Jewell Brewster Martin, Helen Saffold Conner and Frankie Wooldridge.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Vivian Young Brewster of Wilmar; two sons, Gerald (Deborah) Brewster of Wilmar and Jim Brewster of Village; one daughter, Eddie Brewster (James) Brown of Monticello; four grandsons, Cory (Jaye) Brown of Chicago, Casey Brown of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Dustin (Shannon) Brown of Baltimore and Daniel (Fatimat) Brown of Irving, Texas; one granddaughter, Lisa Brewster (Dieter Bohn) of Oakland, Calif.; one expectant great-grandchild, due in September; one special first cousin, Dorothy Brewster Davis of Monticello; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with burial following in Wilmar Cemetery with military honors. Visitation was Friday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Hospice Home Care, 990 U.S. Highway 425 North, Monticello 71655. Online guestbook: www.stephensondearman.com.