John G. Brewer

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John G. Brewer, 66, of Franklin, passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

He was born in Ducktown on May 26, 1951, to Leroy and Irene Brewer. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1969 and the University of Tennessee in 1973.

He and his wife, Virginia “Ginny,” had been married 43 years. They have two beautiful daughters and spent many happy years in Roswell, Ga., Westlake Village, Calif., Park City, Utah and Washington D.C., before settling in Franklin.

He was proud to end his career as the deputy chief financial officer to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C. Previously, he was vice president of customer operations for Promedix, Salt Lake City, Utah; vice president of logistics at Safeskin, San Diego, Calif.; manager of Supply Development & Procurement at Nestlé, Glendale, Calif; and director of Strategic Business Services at Kimberly-Clark, Roswell, Ga. He began his career as a CPA for Windham, Brannon, Cashin & Duval and Ernst & Whinney.

He retired the year prior to his passing and was overjoyed to spend the extra time playing with his three extraordinary grandchildren. He had a lifelong passion for golf, and was a member of the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club.

He served on the vestries and building committees of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell, Ga., and The Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park, Calif. He aided both parishes in building new churches, and his name is written on the cornerstone of each.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Virginia “Ginny” Brewer; his brother, James Brewer (Bonnie) of Lascassas; several nieces and nephews; his daughters: Virginia “Ginny” Pennekamp (Kyle), and Michelle Blackwelder (Brent); and his fabulous grandchildren: Juliette and Margot Blackwelder, and Findlay Pennekamp.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 510 W. Main St., Franklin. The Rev. W.R. “Rusty” McCown will be officiating. A reception will follow in the church’s Otey Hall.

The family requests donations to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in loving memory of John G. Brewer.

Arrangements are by William Memorial Funeral Home. www.williamsonmemorial.com.

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