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William Preston "Bill" Brewer Sr
August 13, 1930 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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William Preston “Bill” Brewer, Sr, Age 93, of Cool Spring (Statesville) died peacefully at home with his family after a brief illness. Bill was born in Statesville, NC on August 13, 1930, the son of the late Orlando Roy “Arlie” Brewer and Mary Ellen Bailey Brewer. He graduated from Statesville Senior High School and was a coach on the rifle range US Marine Corps Camp Lejeune in the early 1950’s. A bricklayer by trade, Bill became a homebuilder in Fairfax County, VA. He lived there for 25 years before returning to Statesville, where he restored a pre-Civil War log home in Cool Spring that was his home until his death.
Bill met Sandra Deanna “Sandy” Schleicher, who survives, in Alexandria, VA and they married about a year later in 1961. They enjoyed 62 years together. Their sons, William “Preston” Brewer, Jr (Derrick Inscoe) and Orlando Roy “Arlie” Brewer (Lisa Netterwald), both of Statesville, survive. He is also survived by two sisters, Jean Templeton of Statesville and Rosemary Ramsey of Atlanta, GA and many beloved nieces and nephews in his and Sandy’s families. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Hilda Smith, Margaret Beard (Harry, who survives) and brother Roy Brewer (Helen).
Bill enjoyed repairing, restoring, modifying and talking about anything. He enjoyed his grapevines and gardening and shared what he grew.
A celebration of life service is planned for 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at Western Avenue Baptist Church. The service will also be viewable online at https://www.youtube.com/@wabcvideo/streams. Those at heighted risk for COVID or flu are encouraged to participate in this way. Instead of a receiving line, there will be a memorial table and registry in the vestibule, as well as a slideshow in the sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Power Cross or a charity of your choice.