Thomas Austin Brewer, Jr., 86, died Thursday, February 15, 2018. Born in Wadesboro, NC he was a son of the late Thomas Austin Brewer, Sr. and Pauline Parker Brewer. He was a US Army Veteran. Mr. Brewer was a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and in 1956 had a 19-9 season being selected to represent the American League in the All-Star Game. He was inducted into the South Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. Mr. Brewer for many years helped the youth in his community as a mentor and pitching coach, not only to teach the game but life lessons. He would spend hours at Cheraw’s Arrowhead Park working with boys and girls to improve pitching skills. He volunteered with the Cheraw High School Baseball and American Legion Baseball. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC where he served a Deacon, Usher and the Sunday Morning “Coffee Maker.” He was a charter member of Cheraw Rescue Squad. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, and watching Westerns and Sports on TV.
Surviving is his wife Norma Lundy Brewer of Cheraw, SC, sons, David (Tammy) Brewer of Cheraw, SC, Tommy (Linda) Brewer of Ruby, SC, a daughters, Karen Brewer of Cheraw, SC, Debbie (Lewis) Bolin of Orangeburg, SC, Denise Dover of Florence, SC, Donna Lundy of Cheraw, SC, Dee Dee (David) Thomas of Louisburg, NC, a sister, Carol Thomas of Columbus, GA, grandchildren, Kimrey Ann (Tim) Haughn, Dava Brewer, Payden Brewer, great grandchildren, Harper Haughn and Grace Haughn.
He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, his first wife Barbara Wilkins Brewer, sisters, Madeline Riggleman and Roberta Brewer.
The family will receive friends 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
A celebration of life will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 18, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC.
Memorials to: Cheraw High School, Tom Brewer Memorial Fund, 649 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, SC 29520.
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