Joseph Calvin Brewer, 83, of Independence, Va., passed away on Oct. 3, 2012, at the Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C.
He was born Nov. 27, 1928, at Independence, Va., to Steve A. Brewer and Berda Mae Holdaway Brewer.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Calvin Brewer Jr., of Woodstock, Va., and Alvin L. Brewer and spouse, Paula of Manassas, Va.; three grandchilden, Jessica Hempen and spouse, Jesse, Allison Brewer and Samuel Brewer; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va. The Rev. David Osborne officiated. Interment followed in Independence Cemetery with military rites conducted by Grayson County VFW
Post 7726. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour preceding the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joe's memory can be made to Independence Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 607, Independence, Va. 24348.