James Robert (J.R.) Brewer, 88, of Pulaski, Va., went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2022. His final days were spent surrounded by his family and friends that J.R. had touched in some way throughout his life. He was born November 16, 1933, in Carroll County, and was the son of the late Raymond Ellis Brewer and Hallie Elizabeth Brewer. J.R. Brewer was a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on many boards and was an avid supporter and former leader of the Missions at FUMC.
He graduated from Galax High School and joined the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in France and Germany. Following his military service, he returned home, attended, and graduated from the National Business College, now known as National College, in Salem, VA. He went on to become an insurance investigator for Retail Credit Company, now known as Equifax, for more than 35 years.
In addition to his parents, he is proceeded in death by his loving wife, Virginia (Gin) Brewer; and brother, Curtis Grey Brewer.
He is survived by two daughters, Terri Brewer Hash (Dean) of Christiansburg, and Regina Brewer Edwards (Jimmy Brunner), of Pulaski; three sons, James Allen Brewer (Karen), of Webster, MO, John Robert Brewer of Pulaski, and Joel Kerry Brewer of Fuquay Varina, NC; a brother, Joseph Ellis Brewer of Galax, VA, and sister-in-law, Mary J. Brewer of Lady Lake, FL. J.R. is also survived by five loving grandchildren, Whitney Edwards Beck (Charles), Caleb Richard Brewer, Jenna Kerry Brewer, Peyton Olivia Brewer, Gowen Gabriel Quarterman Brewer; step grandchildren, Cassandra Danielle Hash and Erika Christian Kaivani; great-grandson, Owen Grey Beck; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by a long-time neighbor and dear friend, Ann Jameson.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2022, at the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Josh Kilbourne officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Monday at the Family Life Center from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. service time.
Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in J.R.’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601, the First United Methodist Church Missions, 135 4th Street NW, Pulaski, VA 24301, or Feed My Lambs, 5095 Alum Spring Road, Pulaski, VA 24301. The family would like to thank the Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford and Pulaski Health & Rehabilitation Center for their loving care of J.R.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700