OBITUARY

Joseph Beaman Brewer

December 21, 1930December 17, 2012

Joseph Beaman Brewer, Jr., age 81, of Charlotte, N.C., and formerly of Rocky Mount, N.C., passed away peacefully on December 17, 2012.

He was born on December 21, 1930 in Rocky Mount. He was the son of the late Joseph Beaman Brewer and Edith Gee Brewer, and brother of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Brewer Chambers. Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer, and her brother, Nick Boddie.

He had fond memories of Peter Rabbit Kindergarten. Joe graduated from Rocky Mount High School and from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1953, where he was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity.

Joe previously served as President of Brewer Paint & Wallpaper, as well as Brewer Foods. In addition, he served as Past President of the Rocky Mount Kiwanis Club and Benvenue Country Club. He also served as Board Chairman of United Federal Savings and Loan, and on the advisory board of People Bank & Trust.

Joe was a member of Edgemont Presbyterian Church, and later of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder and deacon. He enjoyed attending Myers Park Presbyterian Church once moving to Charlotte.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sandra Porter Brewer; two daughters, Lee Brewer Garrett of Wrightsville Beach, Lucy Brewer Wheeless and her husband Steve of Wilmington; one son, Joseph Beaman Brewer, III and his wife Virginia of Rocky Mount; and one sister, Judy Bradshaw and her husband Charlie of Spartanburg, S.C. Also, he is survived by his grandchildren, Elease, Nick, Brewer and Nathan Garrett; Lucy Ann Wheeless, Libby Wheeless Connor and her husband Paul; JB and Bill Brewer; and also the late Ben Brewer.

In addition, he was beloved by Sandra’s children, Alison Thorp and her husband Jimbo, Ashley Burlingame and her husband John, all of Charlotte, and Holmes Davis, IV and his wife Cammy of Dallas, TX. He is also survived by Sandra’s grandchildren, Peyton and James Thorp; Marshall, Mary Corbin and Hannah Burlingame; and Holmes, Eliza and Marguerite Davis.

Joe is also survived by Mayo Boddie and his wife Jean; Betsy Boddie and Hank Chambers. He always held a special place in his heart for Mary Wright, James Bellamy and Twain Floyd. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends in Rocky Mount, Charlotte and Wrightsville Beach.

There will be a private family burial. A memorial service will be held in Rocky Mount at 11 am on Thursday, December 20th at First Presbyterian Church.

In addition, a celebration of his life will be held in Charlotte at 11 am on Friday, December 21st at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service in Providence Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 153 North Church Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 20, 2012
  • Memorial Service Friday, December 21, 2012
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January 7, 2013



Dear Brewer Family,
Mr. Brewer was such a kind person and a wonderful neighbor!Every morning he would greet us with a wave and a smile from his porch!We miss you Joe!

Sincerely,
Tony & Toula Vassilaros and Family (From the Saffo Cottage across the street)

James Harrell

December 24, 2012

Dear Joe III,
I was sorry to hear about your father our prayers are with your family. I enjoyed working for brewer paint for a great number of years getting to know you and your father he will be missed.

December 20, 2012

Judy Bradshaw,
Judy I was sad to read about "Joe Junior's" death. I remember him so fondly. I will never forget the time he posed as a baseball catcher for the Chicago Cubs on one of his visits to Florence. My friends were completely fooled and impressed. I'm not sure you ever knew that story, but it is a great memory for me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God bless,
Jim and Winnie
PS
Sorry we didn't get to speak to you at church when Johnny Rogers preached
at Linville

Marla

December 20, 2012

Dear Mrs. Sandra Brewer,Lucy,Lee and Joe III.

My prayers are with you and your families. I enjoyed meeting your husband and father and getting to know him. Mr. Brewer was a very kind man and had a great sense of humor. Please know that we will keep you in our prayers in this time of need.

Marla Hubbard Polk

December 20, 2012

Dear Lucy and Lee.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

Anne Clark Bullard

Cathy Nelms

December 20, 2012

Joe III
Thinking of you and all of your family.
Your mom and dad has always had a special place in my heart. They always treated me with such kindness. God bless you.

Peggy Daughtry

December 19, 2012

Mr. Brewer you were a great friend and neighbor. I enjoyed your visits when you came to the beach. I'm truely going to miss you. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

keith sherman

December 19, 2012

MR.BREWER WAS A KIND MAN THAT I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING FOR FOR THIRTY YEARS A MAN THAT I WAS PROUD TO CALL NOT ONLY MY EMPLOYER BUT MY FRIEND. HE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY THE WORLD HAS LOST A GREAT SOUL. MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILY

December 19, 2012

MR. BREWER WAS A FINE GENTLEMAN, EMPLOYER OF 30 YRS AND A FRIEND. THIS MAN WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. THERE WAS NO ONE AS HE WAS. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY....KEITH SHERMAN

Dixie& Geoff Collision

December 19, 2012

A very kind, pleasant person.He will be misssed.