Nevin “AL” Brewer, Sr. AKA Peewee

December 11, 1924 - May 23, 2017
Nevin “AL” Brewer, Sr. AKA Peewee

Nevin Albert Brewer, Sr. 92, of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Al was born in Montgomery County, NC on December 11, 1924 the son of the late William and Berthania Brewer Garner. He served his country faithfully in the United States Navy in World War II. Al was a master gardener, loved the outdoors and working in his wood shop. He loved baseball, camping and traveling. Al always supported his family in their endeavors. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Lisa Allred.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Lydia A. Brewer, his California family, son William Brewer and wife Connie, daughters Rhea Brewer, Janice Johnson, and Barbara Brewer, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

His Wilmington family includes son Sam Nevarez and wife Myra, Larry Nevarez, Nevin Brewer, Jr. and wife Sophia , daughter Sandra Garner and husband Paul, Jr., 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, son-In- law Jim Allred, brother William Brewer and wife Joan. Many nieces and nephews also survive, including close friends Sue Bullock, Des and Doky Saffo, and his dentist Dr. Clayton Smith and staff.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Burial with full military honors will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the staff on the 5th floor at NHRMC, and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the wonderful care they received.

The family would like memorial contributions be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • May 24, 2017
    Sue Bulluck says:
    My dear friend Al, we will miss you. You had many friends and family in the "Landing" at WB. You took care of us and our businesses from the first day until the end. A man of many talents, an incredible work ethic, and a good and kind heart. God be with you and we will see you on the other side. I hope you have Mr. Jack Daniels waiting to make a toast when I get there.

  • May 25, 2017
    Despina Brewer says:
    My Papa was a really nice man. He always made me laugh and I got to see him on my Birthday and he gave me a cupcake and I loved him very much. Despina

  • May 25, 2017
    Elisa Bell says:
    I love you, Grandpa. I'm so glad you were able to see me graduate from UNCW and Cape fear. I'll will make you and auntie proud of me at UNCW. Give my auntie a big hug for me and continue to watch over us. I know she is happy to have you with her. I miss you already, PeeWee. I love you always. Until we meet again. <3

  • May 25, 2017
    Elisa Bell says:
    High school and Cape Fear**

  • May 25, 2017
    David Holsingert says:
    Our heart felt condolences on your loss.