Silas Edwin Brewer

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Silas Edwin Brewer, 93, of Berryville, Ark., passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark.

He was born November 13, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, Ark., to the late Christopher Columbus Brewer and Eva Mae (Keithley) Brewer.

Silas was a graduate of Mt. Vernon Public Schools, Draughns Business School in Little Rock and Sheet Metal School in Baltimore, Md. He graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway and the University of Arkansas with a masters and a specialist degree in education. He taught in Monticello, Wilburn and Mountainburg Public Schools. He spent 31 years with the Berryville Public School in Berryville, Ark., serving as principal and superintendent. He served his country during World War II in Northern Africa and Italy in the 22nd Supply Squadron of the US Army Air Corp. He was a long time member of the Berryville Rotary Club and served on the board of the Carroll Regional Medical Center.

His wife of 53 years, Margie Dee (Sanders) Brewer; his parents; four brothers, Elwyn, Lyle, Damon Duane and Norvin Brewer; two sisters, Cathryn Analda Brewer and an infant girl preceded him.

He is survived by one son Edwin (Donna) Brewer, of Fayetteville, Ark.; two daughters, Sharon (Lindell) Smith, of Huntsville, Ala. and Gayla (Donald) Taylor, of Piggott, Ark.; three granddaughters, Jennifer (Jason) Dearman, Ashley Smith and Jill (Ryan) Evans; four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Colleen, Casey and Rowan Dearman; two brothers, C.C. (Sherron) Brewer and Eston Brewer; four sisters, MaryAnn McClarin, Irma Self, Eva (Mike) Holland and Mae (Steve) Weger and a host of friends and former students.

At the request of the family there will be no service.

Cremation by Holt Memorial Chapel.