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1948 James 2024

James Arthur Brewer

November 25, 1948 — March 17, 2024

Easley, SC

James Arthur Brewer (“Jim” unless he was in really big trouble), 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 17, 2024. Jim was a kind-hearted man of many talents and a few quirks. He had a gift for learning languages, could understand legalese as well as any semi-decent lawyer, read insurance manuals like they were best-selling novels, and always read the fine print on everything. He hated talking on the phone, treated tomatoes like poison, and thought a little Worcestershire sauce made everything taste better. He’s also the only man we know who would pick fights with carpenter bees using a vintage wooden tennis racquet, swinging with such fervor anyone passing by questioned his sanity.

Jim was renowned for the things he loved, such as his enduring love of family, friends, church, God, Diet Pepsi, peanut butter, ice cream, the Clemson Tigers, long naps, singing off-key, the family cabin at River Falls, good barbecue, the occasional beer or bourbon, Spanish, all things Alaska, cars that break down frequently (e.g., British classics), and aliens — not necessarily in that order. He also adored his 1990s Mercedes sedan that he spent so much time repairing he probably should have just bought a new one. Miracles happen because a tree eventually falls on it, putting the car out of its misery. Jim said his greatest achievement was his marriage to his beloved wife, Eve, of 51 years though she often wondered if he loved Diet Pepsi more.

In addition to his wife Eve, Jim leaves behind his daughter Emily and her husband Scott, his sister Janis Feaster, his sister-in-law Ophelia Brewer, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gary and Phyllis Haltiwanger, his many nieces and nephews, his cherished dog Chloe, and his bipolar cat Mugsy. Jim was predeceased by his parents Art and Joyce Brewer, his sister Mary Ann, his brother Steve, and many other family and friends.

We like to think that Jim is now riding around heaven in style in a classic British car that never breaks down accompanied by family, friends, and – who knows? – maybe even a few aliens. On a more serious note, the family would like to thank the teams at Unit 2 of Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home and Hospice of the Upstate for their tremendous care and compassion for Jim and his family during his final days.

The family will hold a private memorial, and everyone who remembers Jim is asked to celebrate his life in their way — enjoying their favorite beverage while watching a Clemson football game, going out for ice cream, singing a song/hymn you both enjoyed, taking a joyride in a classic car, or just taking a nice, long nap are all perfectly appropriate.

Instead of flowers, the family asks that you donate to Hospice of the Upstate or Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.

For online donations to Hospice of the Upstate, please click the following link. Donate to Hospice of the Upstate: 

To donate to Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, please send a check with the note “donation” 

Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home
Attn: Finance Dept
4605 Belton Highway
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