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Dr Charles Richard Brewer

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Dr Charles Richard Brewer

Birth
Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee, USA
Death
5 Jan 1971 (aged 80)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Add to Map
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Noted Church of Christ minister. Son of Hiram and Virginia Brewer. Brother of G.C.Brewer, also a well known minister. He died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Biographical Sketch Of The Life Of Dr. Brewer

Charles Richard Brewer was born January 17, 1890, in a three-room log cabin on Gimlet Creek in Giles County, Tennessee. His parents were Hiram Spinks and Virginia Arianna Brewer. He finished high school in Florence, Alabama. On July 15, 1915, he married Miss Robbie Dearing Ward. To this union, six boys and one girl were born. The sons were Schumann Arden, William Dean, Charles Ward, Beryl Caldwell, Sterling Newman, and Robert Manson; one daughter, Neika Marie, who became Mrs. Charles E. Williams at her marriage. Brewer attended David Lipscomb College, George Peabody College, Hardin-Simmons College, University of Texas, Vanderbilt, University and the University of Chicago. He taught at David-Lipscomb College, Nashville, Tennessee, and at Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas. Courses he taught were Bible, English Literature, Greek, French and Latin. Brewer's first located work, as a minister, was in Lexington, Tennessee. Following this, he served churches at the Poplar Street Church in Florence, Alabama; Grant Street Church in Decatur, Alabama; Sherman, Texas; Granny White Church in Nashville, Tennessee; Sansom Avenue Church in Alabama City, Alabama; Central Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee; Central Church of Christ, St. Louis, Missouri; Ethridge, Tennessee; Springhill, Tennessee; and Brentwood Hills in Nashville, Tennessee. He was an associate minister of the Madison Church in Nashville at the time of his death at the age of 80 years. States in which he held meetings were Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and England, Germany, Italy, France and Canada. He baptized more than 1,000 people. Brewer taught at Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas, and David Lipscomb College, in Nashville, Tennessee. He also served as president of Nashville School of Preaching. This school was for men who had a burning desire to preach but couldn't afford the tuition and the cost of regular colleges and universities. One evidence of Brewer's success as president of the Nashville school was that three of his sons, Schumann, William and Robert, all became gospel preachers. Brewer was a noted lecturer on college campuses and was selected during his last year as "Speaker of the Year" by David Lipscomb College. He was scheduled to speak at Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California, in April of his last year, where he was to receive the school's annual Most Distinguished Service Award. He had served for many years as the anchor man of the award-winning "Know Your Bible" television program. In the early days of radio, he read the funny papers on WLAC where he was affectionately known as "Uncle Charlie" and "Uncle Ray." Brewer was author of the well-known book, "Be Not Dismayed" as well as many articles which are in circulation around the world. For several years Brewer appeared on television in Nashville, Tennessee, on the weekly program, "Know Your Bible." He continually amazed the audience by answering obscure questions which were submitted by viewers. Brewer died January 4, 1971, at Nashville Memorial Hospital from injuries he received in a December 3 automobile accident in Nashville. Brewer, friend of the old and young, the black and white, the rich and poor, was, until his death, the living example of a person who walked daily, hand-in-hand, with God. He will always be remembered for his inspiration to all of the congregation, the brotherhood, and Christians around the world.

Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Robbie Dearing Brewer; sons, Schumann Arden Brewer, William Dean Brewer, Charles Ward Brewer, Beryl Caldwell Brewer, Sterling Newman Brewer and Robert Manson Brewer; one daughter, Neika Marie Brewer Williams. Brewer also had two well-known and great men as brothers, Grover Cleveland Brewer and Robert Larimore Brewer, both deceased. Funeral service was held at the Madison Church of Christ. Ira North, one of the regular ministers, Burton Coffman from New York City, Clyde Hale and Charles Chumley officiated. Three thousand persons packed the main auditorium of the Madison Church of Christ on the night of January 6, 1971, to pay their last respects to Brewer, associate minister for two and one-half years at the Madison church. Burial was in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Nashville. We salute his memory and rejoice in the great faith in which he lived and the glorious hope in which he fell asleep. —Biographical sketch from, In Memoriam, Gussie Lambert, 6145 Galyn Dr., Shreveport, LA 71105; c.1988; pages 32-33.
Noted Church of Christ minister. Son of Hiram and Virginia Brewer. Brother of G.C.Brewer, also a well known minister. He died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Biographical Sketch Of The Life Of Dr. Brewer

Charles Richard Brewer was born January 17, 1890, in a three-room log cabin on Gimlet Creek in Giles County, Tennessee. His parents were Hiram Spinks and Virginia Arianna Brewer. He finished high school in Florence, Alabama. On July 15, 1915, he married Miss Robbie Dearing Ward. To this union, six boys and one girl were born. The sons were Schumann Arden, William Dean, Charles Ward, Beryl Caldwell, Sterling Newman, and Robert Manson; one daughter, Neika Marie, who became Mrs. Charles E. Williams at her marriage. Brewer attended David Lipscomb College, George Peabody College, Hardin-Simmons College, University of Texas, Vanderbilt, University and the University of Chicago. He taught at David-Lipscomb College, Nashville, Tennessee, and at Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas. Courses he taught were Bible, English Literature, Greek, French and Latin. Brewer's first located work, as a minister, was in Lexington, Tennessee. Following this, he served churches at the Poplar Street Church in Florence, Alabama; Grant Street Church in Decatur, Alabama; Sherman, Texas; Granny White Church in Nashville, Tennessee; Sansom Avenue Church in Alabama City, Alabama; Central Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee; Central Church of Christ, St. Louis, Missouri; Ethridge, Tennessee; Springhill, Tennessee; and Brentwood Hills in Nashville, Tennessee. He was an associate minister of the Madison Church in Nashville at the time of his death at the age of 80 years. States in which he held meetings were Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and England, Germany, Italy, France and Canada. He baptized more than 1,000 people. Brewer taught at Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas, and David Lipscomb College, in Nashville, Tennessee. He also served as president of Nashville School of Preaching. This school was for men who had a burning desire to preach but couldn't afford the tuition and the cost of regular colleges and universities. One evidence of Brewer's success as president of the Nashville school was that three of his sons, Schumann, William and Robert, all became gospel preachers. Brewer was a noted lecturer on college campuses and was selected during his last year as "Speaker of the Year" by David Lipscomb College. He was scheduled to speak at Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California, in April of his last year, where he was to receive the school's annual Most Distinguished Service Award. He had served for many years as the anchor man of the award-winning "Know Your Bible" television program. In the early days of radio, he read the funny papers on WLAC where he was affectionately known as "Uncle Charlie" and "Uncle Ray." Brewer was author of the well-known book, "Be Not Dismayed" as well as many articles which are in circulation around the world. For several years Brewer appeared on television in Nashville, Tennessee, on the weekly program, "Know Your Bible." He continually amazed the audience by answering obscure questions which were submitted by viewers. Brewer died January 4, 1971, at Nashville Memorial Hospital from injuries he received in a December 3 automobile accident in Nashville. Brewer, friend of the old and young, the black and white, the rich and poor, was, until his death, the living example of a person who walked daily, hand-in-hand, with God. He will always be remembered for his inspiration to all of the congregation, the brotherhood, and Christians around the world.

Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Robbie Dearing Brewer; sons, Schumann Arden Brewer, William Dean Brewer, Charles Ward Brewer, Beryl Caldwell Brewer, Sterling Newman Brewer and Robert Manson Brewer; one daughter, Neika Marie Brewer Williams. Brewer also had two well-known and great men as brothers, Grover Cleveland Brewer and Robert Larimore Brewer, both deceased. Funeral service was held at the Madison Church of Christ. Ira North, one of the regular ministers, Burton Coffman from New York City, Clyde Hale and Charles Chumley officiated. Three thousand persons packed the main auditorium of the Madison Church of Christ on the night of January 6, 1971, to pay their last respects to Brewer, associate minister for two and one-half years at the Madison church. Burial was in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Nashville. We salute his memory and rejoice in the great faith in which he lived and the glorious hope in which he fell asleep. —Biographical sketch from, In Memoriam, Gussie Lambert, 6145 Galyn Dr., Shreveport, LA 71105; c.1988; pages 32-33.


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