James “Jim” R. Brewer, 88, of Ramsey, IL, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, in Ft. Myers, FL.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Ramsey, IL, with the Rev. Jeff Shouse and Rev. Don Price, officiating. Burial will follow at Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, IL with Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, January 25, 2016, and 1 hr.. prior to the service Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Ramsey, IL. Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials: First Baptist Church, Ramsey, IL. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net
He was born on November 05, 1927, in Rural Westervelt, IL, the Son of Virgil R. and Mabel Miller Brewer. He married Shirley J. Green on June 04, 1951, in Jasper, AR. He was a Farmer, US Merchant Marine Korean War Veteran, and a member of the Ramsey American Legion, Ramsey IL; the retired Korean Veterans Group, in Shelbyville, IL and the First Baptist Church of Ramsey IL serving as a former Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. Jim also loved to fish.
He is survived by: Wife – Shirley J. Brewer, Ramsey, IL; Sons – Jim Brewer, Ramsey, IL and Dan Brewer & Angie, Merritt Island, FL; Sisters – Mary Gould, Lacey, WA and Mildred Schneeberg, Hudson, FL; Grandchildren – Kacie and Rusty Brewer.
Preceded in death by: Parents; and 2 Brothers – Joe & Rex.