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James Russell BrewerOctober 24, 1933 ~ September 20, 2017 (age 83)
James Russell Brewer, 83, of Duluth, GA passed away September 20, 2017.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Roswell, GA.
James was born on October 24, 1933 in Forsyth County, GA and was raised in Rome, GA. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and an U. S. Army veteran, serving overseas during the Korean War. He was a 32nd Degree mason and a member of the Alpharetta Masonic Lodge #235 F&AM. James was an electrician for 35 years. He worked for Ray White Electric for 5 years before founding North Dekalb Electric with his partners, Ralph Russell and David Clark, until he retired in 1994. He enjoyed working on old cars and trucks, watching the Atlanta Braves and deer hunting. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandson.
Preceded in death by his father, Edgar Brewer, his mother, Nadine Moon Brewer and his sister, Betty Jo Brewer Boling, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bessie Garmon Brewer; son, Keith Brewer; daughter-in-law, Lynne Greenway Brewer; granddaughters, Ashley Brewer DeRose (Chad DeRose) and Whitney Brewer; great grandson, Wyatt DeRose.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1158 Old Peachtree Road, Duluth, GA 30096.
The family will receive friends Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bill Head Funeral Homes & Crematory, Duluth Chapel, (770)476-2535.