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David Brewer

December 6, 1929 — August 26, 2022

David Edward Brewer 92, of Spartanburg, SC, died August 26, 2022. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Barbara Jean Roberts Brewer and his grandson, Patrick Hawley Grimes. David is survived by his children, Katharine Sherwin (Elton) of Menlo Park, CA, Betsy Grimes (Frank) of Spartanburg, SC and Tom Brewer (Lisa) of Siler City, NC and his grandchildren, Rob Grimes (Lauren) of Spartanburg, SC Annie Webb (Frank) of Arlington, VA, Katie Sherwin of Menlo Park, CA, and Elizabeth Sherwin of Oakland, CA. Also surviving are his great-grandchildren, Henry and Paige Webb, and Anna Kate, Caroline, and Lillian Grimes.

David was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Preston, Cuba. He attended Augusta Military Academy in Staunton, VA and was a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He was associated with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Louisville, Kentucky, where he and Barbara raised their three children. While in Louisville, he received his CLU and developed his talent for financial planning. After retirement, the Brewers lived in Pawleys Island for 20 years before moving to Spartanburg. He learned to play golf in Cuba and continued to enjoy the game and the camaraderie in both Louisville and Pawleys Island.

David practiced his faith through active membership at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral in Louisville, and All Saints Parish and The Abbey in Pawleys Island. He was most recently a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg. He was active in many men’s Bible studies, Cursillo,The Lions Club, and drove a route for Mobile Meals of Georgetown County. 

The family would like to express their thanks to Live Long Well Care, led in Spartanburg by Angela Jarrett and most especially to Mr. Brewer’s two regularly scheduled and most faithful caregivers, Carletta Glenn and Beverly Murphy. In addition, we are grateful for the excellent treatment and services provided by Hospice Services of Interim Healthcare of the Upstate. 

Memorials may be made to The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, www.cabbagepatch.org/donation-page; The Abbey, www.theabbeypawleysisland.com/give.html; or Westminster Presbyterian Church, www.wpcspartanburg.org/wpcs/give_online.

There will be a Celebration of Life service at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 309 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg, SC on Saturday, September 10th at 2:30pm. 

A private burial service will be held in Pawleys Island at a later date.

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