OBITUARY

Johnnie R. Brewster

July 30, 1929May 9, 2019
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Johnnie R. Brewster, best known as “John”, 89, of Van Buren, AR passed peacefully in his home on May 9, 2019. John was born in Fort Cobb, OK, but was raised in Oklahoma City.

He is preceded in death by his parents; the son of his wife, Tyler Stormes; brother and sister-in-law, Burt and Mary Brewster; brother-in-law, Billy Gunter; sisters-in-law, Betty McAfee and Earlene Brewster; his wife of 44 years & mother of his children, Sally Brewster.

John was a member of First Baptist Church of Hackett, where he taught the over 50 Sunday school class for a period of time. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Fort Smith, where he served as a deacon, chairman of the finance committee and taught a Sr. Adult Couples class for many years. John retired after 19 years from Treadco, Inc. where he was Vice President of Sales. He worked many more years for various other tire companies. John enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, flower beds and gardening. He got his greatest pleasure however, from his family especially, his grandkids and great grandkids.

His is survived by his wife, Sharon of the home; daughters, Carolyn Standrich (Jim) of Mustang, OK, Jan Evans (Baker) of Bella Vista; sons, Brent Brewster (Jo) of Florence, KY, Dr. Paul Brewster (Debbie) of Madison, IN; four children of his wife Sharon, Aleashe Dees (Bill) of San Antonio, TX, Renee Stormes of Jackson, MS, Shelley Stormes and fiancé (Tracy) of Alma; daughter-in-law, Holley Stormes of Fort Smith; two brothers, Bob Brewster of Braggs, OK, Jerry Brewster (Sue) of Kemp, TX; 24 grandchildren, one of whom is Tyla Stormes who John & Sharon raised and called their own; 24 great grandchildren with number 25 on the way.

Funeral service will be 10 A.M., Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5 P.M. till 7 P.M. Monday, May 13, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, First Baptist Church of Hackett or the charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Sharon Brewster, Wife
  • Sally Brewster, Wife of 44 years & mother of his children
  • Carolyn Standrich and husband Jim, Daughter
  • Jan Evans and husband Baker, Daughter
  • Brent Brewster and wife Jo, Son
  • Dr. Paul Brewster and wife Debbie, Son
  • Edna Frances (Brenton) Brewster, Mother
  • John Jared Brewster, Father
  • Aleashe Dees and husband Bill, Step Daughter
  • Renee Stormes, Step Daughter
  • Shelley Stormes and fiancé Tracy, Step Daughter
  • Tyler Stormes, Step Son
  • Holley Stormes, Daughter-in-law
  • Betty McAfee, Sister-in-law
  • Earlene Brewster, Sister-in-law
  • Burt and Mary Brewster, Brother and sister-in-law
  • Bob Brewster, Brother
  • Jerry Brewster and wife Sue, Brother
  • Billy Gunter, Brother-in-law
  • John is survived by his twenty-four grandchildren, one of whom is Tyla Stormes who John & Sharon raised and called their own, and twenty-four great grandchildren with number 25 on the way.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ronnie Brewster, Active Bearer
  • Steve Brewster, Active Bearer
  • Robert McAffee, Active Bearer
  • Eddie McBride, Active Bearer
  • Dan Arnold, Active Bearer
  • Joe Posey, Active Bearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Gideon's International
  • First Baptist Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Viewing and Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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James Clark

May 15, 2019

Sharon, We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. We are praying for you and all of John's family during this time.
James Clark, Rebecca Jones, Alan Creech
(Treadco- Pine Bluff, AR)

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Biography

Johnnie R. Brewster, best known as “John”, 89, of Van Buren, AR passed peacefully in his home on May 9, 2019. John was born in Fort Cobb, OK, but was raised in Oklahoma City.

He is preceded in death by his parents; the son of his wife, Tyler Stormes; brother and sister-in-law, Burt and Mary Brewster; brother-in-law, Billy Gunter; sisters-in-law, Betty McAfee and Earlene Brewster; his wife of 44 years & mother of his children, Sally Brewster.

John was a member of First Baptist Church of Hackett, where he taught the over 50 Sunday school class for a period of time. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Fort Smith, where he served as a deacon, chairman of the finance committee and taught a Sr. Adult Couples class for many years. John retired after 19 years from Treadco, Inc. where he was Vice President of Sales. He worked many more years for various other tire companies. John enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, flower beds and gardening. He got his greatest pleasure however, from his family especially, his grandkids and great grandkids.

His is survived by his wife, Sharon of the home; daughters, Carolyn Standrich (Jim) of Mustang, OK, Jan Evans (Baker) of Bella Vista; sons, Brent Brewster (Jo) of Florence, KY, Dr. Paul Brewster (Debbie) of Madison, IN; four children of his wife Sharon, Aleashe Dees (Bill) of San Antonio, TX, Renee Stormes of Jackson, MS, Shelley Stormes and fiancé (Tracy) of Alma; daughter-in-law, Holley Stormes of Fort Smith; two brothers, Bob Brewster of Braggs, OK, Jerry Brewster (Sue) of Kemp, TX; 24 grandchildren, one of whom is Tyla Stormes who John & Sharon raised and called their own; 24 great grandchildren with number 25 on the way.

Funeral service will be 10 A.M., Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5 P.M. till 7 P.M. Monday, May 13, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, First Baptist Church of Hackett or the charity of your choice.