SWAINSBORO - Judge Charles G. Brewer, 88, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the Emanuel Medical Center.
He was a native of Banks County, an honor graduate of Banks County High School and entered the United States Navy in 1943, serving for 32 years during World War II, the Pacific Conflict, Korean Conflict and Vietnam Conflict, as a Master Chief. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and seven Good Conduct Awards. After retiring from the Navy, he returned to Swainsboro in 1977 and became Chief Magistrate of Emanuel County in 1983 until his retirement on December 31, 2004. He attended Young Harris and the University of Georgia. His wife, Jane Hooks Brewer; parents, Charles W. and Mary Griffin Brewer; and a brother, Clifford Brewer, preceded Judge Brewer in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Christie Whittenberg, Swainsboro, and Sandra Turner, Redwood Shores, Calif.; three sons, Charles S. Brewer (Theresa), Eureka, Calif., Michael D. Brewer (April), Merced, Calif., and Richard K. Brewer, San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Jones F. Brewer (Jean), Tucker; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 24, at 2 p.m. in Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Thompson and Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Interment will be in Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum with full Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, August 23, from 6 until 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club.
Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors, Swainsboro, is in charge of arrangements.