James Aubrey Brewer, 91, of West Orange, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at home.

 

Born in Dallas, Texas, on May 6, 1928, he was the son of Burlin Daniel Brewer and Marguerite Cleo (Anderson) Brewer. James proudly and honorably served his country in the Army during WWII and also in the Navy as a Seabee. He was a very patriotic man and continued serving his country with the National Guard and Army Reserve until retirement. James retired as an electrical supervisor for Bayer and previously worked for Dupont in Orange. He coached youth baseball for many years. James was a life member and past Post Commander of the local VFW Post 2775 and also served as a District Commander for the VFW. He was also a long time member of the American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49 of Orange, Bridge City Masonic Lodge # 1395, and El Mina Shriners. James loved to garden and spend time with his family whom he adored. James will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burlin and Marguerite Brewer; brothers, Glenn J. Brewer and Bedford Lee Brewer. 

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Clara Brewer of West Orange; daughters, Nancy Brewer and Susan Woodard and husband Ricky all of Orange; grandchildren, Brent Henry and wife Jennifer, Stacy Coon and husband James, Landon Woodard and wife Stephanie, and Lacy Bickham and husband Caleb; great grandchildren, Lauren Pabst and husband Lane, Adam Henry and wife Brandy, Brandon Coon, Allie Henry, Brady Coon, and Jax Woodard. 

 

Funeral arrangements are pending with Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.  For service details, please call the funeral home at 409.886.4445 or visit www.claybarfuneralhome.com