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James Ronald Brewer

June 7, 1948 — January 16, 2023

McMinnville, TN resident and Palmer, TN native James Ronald Brewer, age 74, was born June 7, 1948 and died January 16, 2023 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN following a brief illness.           

A United States Marine Corps veteran and a self-employed nurseryman, he was the son of the late, Ralph Otto and Emma Lorene Hatfield Brewer.  He was married to Linda Faye Murphy Brewer, who preceded him in death on November 15, 2009.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by granddaughter, Sheena Jones; two brothers, Randall Brewer and Ricky Brewer and three sisters, Debra Pennington, Peggy Sue Brewer and Lavada Brewer.  

Mr. Brewer is survived by sons, Jimmy Roberts and fiancée, Kimberly Wade of Murfreesboro, TN and Randy Roberts of McMinnville, TN; special granddaughter, Tisha Barks of McMinnville, TN; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Rutledge of McMinnville, TN and special friend, Vickie Bouldin.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2023 in High’s Chapel. Burial will follow at Fall Creek Cemetery in Grundy County, TN. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at High Funeral Home.

Full military honors will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5056.

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