Dr. Harold D. Brewer

March 19, 1927November 5, 2012

Dr. Harold David Brewer, age 85 of Plant City was “pronounced dead” on November 5, 2012 at 3pm. He was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was predeceased by his parents William D. and Viola Brewer and his brother William H. Brewer. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lynn, his daughter, Cindy Gutowski (Gregg), his sons, Rodney (Karen), Les (Saira Khan), and Daniel (Robert Wilson); Grandchildren: Derik Gutowski (Michelle), Scott Gutowski, Kent Gutowski, Ryan Brewer (Deanna), Nicholas Brewer (Amanda); Great Grandchildren: Madison Brewer, Brooklyn Brewer, Tenley Brewer, and Annabelle Gutowski. He attended Pharmacy School at Ole Miss and Medical School at University of Mississippi.

Dr. Brewer was involved in many civic and community organizations including Kiwanis Club, Plant City Entertainment, Plant City Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Baptist Hospital Foundation (Diamond and Denim), Toastmasters – Charter Member, Hillsborough County Medical Association, Plant City Photo Archives, University of Mississippi Family Practice Faculty, Relay for Life, Plant City High School Team Doctor, Boy Scouts of America, East Hillsborough Mental Health Association, The Spring, Elks Club, First United Methodist Church, Friends of the Library (Mystery Dinner Theater), Plant City Arts Council, and United Food Bank.

Dr. Brewer received several awards in his lifetime, including Plant City Citizen of the Year 1970, Plant City Photo Archives Heritage Award 2010, and Boy Scouts of America Distinquished Citizen Honoree 2011.

The family would like to acknowledge the excellent care given by SFBH and LifePath Hospice. Visitation with family and friends will be 6pm to 8pm Friday, November 9, 2012 at Wells Memorial and Event Center in Plant City. A Memorial Service will take place at 11 am on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Plant City.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations to Bruton Memorial Library, PC Photo Archives, PC Entertainment, SFBH Foundation and Madison’s Mission (


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Damien Strong

November 21, 2012

Hal was one of the most big hearted men I can honestly say that I have ever known, and it wasn't surprising that at his memorial service the church was filled to capacity!

I will always remember his generosity like when he drove 45 minutes (one way) to my home with a trailer to pick up my donations for the center for abused woman and when Hal and his friend helped build a laundry room in the garage and a another time they helped to build a shed.

I will also remember Hal whittling some amazing figurines in his car port, and finding him fast asleep in his easy chair during social gathering.

But these are the things Hal has done and I will remember him for, but when you meet with any of his children you can't help but see Hal alive in all of them. God Bless You Hal.

Laura Smith

November 13, 2012

Although I never met Dr. Brewer, I feel like I have know him through the humor and strength of character he instilled in his son, who is my friend. My family and I are sending our love and support for all of you!

Raymond Burkett

November 10, 2012

Dr. Hal made a tremendous impact on the Plant City Community. Many lives have been affected by him and his service to the community. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers are for the family and friends of this great gentleman. May God bless you and keep you.

Beth and Fred Harris

November 10, 2012

We are thinking of you both during this difficult time. You and your family are in out thoughts and prayers. Be safe and keep the special moments close at heart.

Michael and Susie Menzel

November 10, 2012

A more compassionate man there can not be. Dr Brewer was a gift to mankind and he leaves behind a role that can be filled by no other. Lynn, Gregg, and family, please accept our condolences.

November 10, 2012

What a wonderful friend and Dr. He will be so missed. I taught both his son and grandson. I plan to remain facebook friends with them for a long long time.
Gloria Turner

November 9, 2012

I am so lucky to have known, such an incredible, passionate, fun loving, caring man...he will always be remembered and never forgotten!!!! If only we could all live a life as full as his....

Michele Wooten

November 9, 2012

I am so lucky to have known, such an incredible, passionate, fun loving, caring man...he will always be remembered and never forgotten!!!! If only we could all live a life as full as his....

Raquel Fernandes

November 9, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Brewer family. He was a wonderful person and physician , and full of life He will be missed

Marjean Schulte

November 9, 2012

Heaven will be much brighter with this gentle man in their midst. Lynn and family, we will always remember all Hal did for the community. Our thoughts are with you.