James “Son” Brewster

James “Son” Brewster, 95, of Wilmar, passed away on April 30, 2019 at Belle View Estates Nursing and Rehab in Monticello.

He was a World War II veteran who saw action in Okinawa and mainland China, a retired farmer, and a member and deacon of First Free Will Baptist Church.

Mr. Brewster was born at Wilmar on April 1, 1924 and was the son of the late Marvin Garvin Brewster and Lois Martin Saffold Brewster.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Brewster, Roe Brewster, Joe Lee Saffold and Wesley Saffold; five sisters, Alma Brewster Sturgis, Ruby Brewster Kulbeth, Jewell Brewster Martin and Helen Saffold Conner and Frankie Wooldridge.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Vivian Young Brewster of Wilmar; two sons, Gerald Brewster and wife Deborah of Wilmar and Jim Brewster of Lake Village; one daughter, Eddie Brewster Brown and husband James of Monticello; four grandsons, Cory Brown (Jaye) of Chicago, Illinois, Casey Brown of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Justin Brown (Shannon) of Baltimore, Maryland and Dustin Brown (Shannon), Daniel Brown (Fatimat) of Irving, Texas; one granddaughter, Lisa Brown (Dieter Bohn) of Oakland, California; and expectant great-grandchild due in September; a special first cousin, Dorothy Brewster Davis of Monticello and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial, with military honors, will follow at the Wilmar Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 990 U.S. Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR 71655.