Herbert O. “Sonny” Brewer January 12th, 1945 - November 13th, 2022

Herbert Olen (Sonny) Brewer, 77 of Dowagiac, MI passed away on Sunday November 13, 2022 at his home.



An Open house and Celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the American Legion Post 85, 112 N Bluff St. Berrien Springs, MI 49103. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 85. Those wishing to sign Sonny's Memory Online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.



Sonny was born January 12, 1945, to Herbert and Roberta (Woodson) Brewer in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He graduated from Crowleys Ridge Academy in Paragould Arkansas. He went on to serve his country and was a proud Navy Veteran. He married Lee Roth in Jonesboro Arkansas in December 1971. In 1976 he took his family on an adventure of a lifetime making their way across 13 states as part of the Bicentennial Wagon Train. Sonny spent most of his career in road construction and retired as a Superintendent at Arnt Asphalt in 2005. Once retired he lived a great life alongside his best friend and wife, traveling the country, making wonderful friends and always keeping family in the center of his heart. He was a proud father and grandfather, following his grandkids around the country supporting them in all of their activities. Everyone knew he was their biggest fan. Some of his proudest moments came recently when he watched his granddaughter get married and his grandson accept a pitching scholarship to Michigan State. He had a wonderful life, full of love and always surrounded by family.



Sonny was survived by his wife, Lee (Roth) Brewer; Son, Shane (Heidi) Brewer; Daughter Brandi Brewer; Grandchildren, Olivia (Daniel) Huspen, Garrett Brewer, Brody Brewer, Laura (Drew) Galloway and Brett McDavid; Siblings, Rick (Jeannie) Brewer, Robin (Marilyn) Brewer, Johnny (Lesa) Brewer, Kellie (Jim) Simpson and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son; Jeff McDavid, his sister Lorena Hogue and her husband LJ Hogue.