James L. Brewster, 87, of Decatur formerly of Mattoon, died, Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur, Illinois, with Pastor Cliff Jones officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at the Church. Burial with Military Honors by the Macon County Honor Guard will follow at Boiling Springs Cemetery. Memorial Contributions would be appreciated to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur, Illinois or The Baptist Children’s Home, Carmi, Illinois. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
James was born in February of 1930 in Hume, Illinois, the son of Furlin and Nola Leona Brewster. He worked for Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company, he later owned the WIlderness Inn Steakhouse, he owned and operated GeoThermal Oil and Gas, and retired from Prudential Insurance Company. James was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher and deacon. He was Chairman of the Coles County Board and Supervisor of North Okaw Township. James enjoyed gardening and watching and caring for his birds. James married Donna Annis in August of 1954 in Mattoon and she survives.
Surviving are his wife Donna of Decatur; Sons Kevin Brewster and wife Mary Kay of Normal, Illinois, and Darwin Brewster and wife Connie of Decatur; grandchildren Adam, Jason, Wesley and wife Rebecca, Kaylee, Melody, Emily, Devin, Michael Catherine and Grace; great-grandchildren Isaac and Deborah; sister Patricia Horn and husband Kenneth of Ohio.
James was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Wanda Gentry and Marilyn Brewster.