Services for James G. Brewster will be Monday, April 15, 2013, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Dr. Alton Fannin officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends at Craddock Funeral Home this afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jim was born on March 15, 1933, in Haywood, Okla., to James Winfred Brewster and Mary Johnson Brewster. He passed from this life on April 12, 2013, in Ardmore at the age of 80.
Following graduation from McAlister High School, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1953-1957. While in the army, he attended jump school, earning his Paratrooper Wings after 37 jumps. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, and Good Conduct Medal. He also served in the Reserve until 1961.
Jim and Betty Jean Arnette (Jeanie) were married on August 26, 1955. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ardmore, Okla. Jim managed F.W. Woolworth stores for 20 years and later was employed with Michelin as a planning supervisor.
He was preceded in death by his biological parents, James and Mary Brewster; and the parents that raised him, Branch and Royce Brewster; brother, Jimmy Brewster; and sister, Jan Prim.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanie; his daughters, Vicki Vaughan and husband, Jim of Albuquerque, NM, Kathi Byrd and husband, Jim of Wellington, Fla., Cheryl Northcutt and husband, Rocky of Ardmore; grandchildren, Jeremiah Vaughan and wife, Lisa, Joshua Vaughan, James Byrd and wife, Jenny, Jennifer Byrd, Marissa Clark and husband, Garrett, Gunner Northcutt; and one great-grandchild, Gracie Jo Clark. He is also survived by sisters, Pauline McCurtain of Oklahoma City, Alta Cooper of Hennessey, and Mary Lou Waller of Ponca City; brothers, Eugene Brewster of McAlester, Richard Brewster of Ponca City, and Don, Charles and Glen Paul Prim of Dallas, Texas.
Pallbearers for the service will be Jim Vaughan, Jim Byrd, Rocky Northcutt, Jeremiah Vaughan, Joshua Vaughan, James Byrd, Gunner Northcutt and Garrett Clark.
Jim's love of the Lord Jesus Christ, was the driving force in his life. His main mission was sharing Christ's love to the lost. He was involved with the International Commission, a group dedicated to sharing the gospel around the world. He was a board member for over 25 years. Jim and Jeanie were blessed to go on many mission trips around the world. He was faithful to serve at First Baptist Church Ardmore as a Sunday School departmental director for 48 years. He also served as a deacon. Jim loved music and sang songs of praise to his Lord with the choir for over 50 years.
He was married to the love of his life for over 57 years and took great pride in his family. God blessed their love with three wonderful daughters, and their extended families.
His favorite activity was enjoying the beauty of God's creation. He loved being outdoors planting, watering, and watching things grow. In addition to gardening, Jim loved traveling, viewing wildlife, and in his later years, especially enjoyed watching them at his breakfast table.
Online condolences may be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com.