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James Luther Brewster
1930 - 2018
Tabernacle Baptist Church
The Baptist Children's Home
949 County Road 1300 N.
Carmi, Illinois 62821
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, Illlinois, 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. Please sign the family guestbook at www.tanzyuslogan.com.