Vernon Lee Brewer Jr. 74 years old went home to be with the Lord Tuesday July 14, 2020 at Leesburg Hospital.
He was the son of the late Vernon Lee Brewer Sr. and Mildred Hullander Brewer. He was born on November 6, 1945 in Chattanooga, Tn. Where he was raised until the age of 19 when he joined the United States Navy in 1965 during the Vietnam conflict. He was in the Navy until 1969. When he left the Navy, he remained in California for more than 40 years. He had many endeavors and accomplishments throughout his life.
He continued his education by getting his GED and he started working for ABCO Hardware sweeping floors and eventually worked his way up to become Vice President. After a few years he opened two businesses of his own: B & G Steel and American Nail and Staple. He retired in 1992. He enjoyed golfing and Gin Rummy and many other card games and smoking a good cigar. He was a member of the Los Coyotes Golf and Country Club for 30 years. He won the club championship several times and he won the Governor’s Cup Championship in 1993 and 1994.
He and his wife Haide moved to The Villages in Florida in 2011 where he continued his passion in playing golf and made good friends that he loved spending time with. He is a member of the American Legion Post 347 here in Florida, Filipino – American Club of The Villages member and ABC Dunedin Club member. He attended the Village of Faith Baptist Church in The Villages.
He continued his passion in golf and had four holes in one in The Villages, he had eight holes in one in his lifetime. He loved to socialize, play cards and spend time with his daughters, his granddaughter, his family and his village families.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son David Wayne Lowe Brewer, half-brother George Ray Stafford, brother Lee Roy Brewer, Sister Linda Diane Petty.
He is survived by his wife Haide in Fl., daughter Andrea Danielle Brewer, daughter Courtney Danielle Brewer and boyfriend AJ Gallardo and granddaughter Audriana Jacqueline Duarte all live in California. Step- son Harvey Orig and girlfriend Justine Fabugais and granddaughter Isla Orig all in the Philippines. Sister Joyce Parker in Chattanooga, Tn. Brother Douglas Brewer and wife Cathy in Rossville, Ga., Sister in Law Betty Brewer in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. And Brother in Law Johnny Petty Sr. In Chattanooga, Tn. And many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
The interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery on July 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with services and U.S. Navy Military Honors.
Officiating is Pastor Ron Pledger of The Village of Faith Baptist Church, The Villages, Fl.
In Lieu of flowers make a donation to Wounded Warrior Project / American Heart Association /Spastic Paraplegia Foundation Organization.