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Hulbert C. Brewer

Hulbert C. Brewer, Sr., 86, of Holton passed away at 8 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019 at his home. He was born near Rogers in Wolfe County, Kentucky on September 8, 1933, the youngest of 12 children born to William and Laura Bryant Brewer.

He was married to Ruby King on January 19, 1952 and his wife of 67 years survives. Other survivors include three sons William (Linda) Brewer, Hulbert C. Brewer Jr. and his companion Hallie Silverthorne, and Frank Brewer all of Holton; two daughters Teresa Sandlin of Louisville, Tennessee, and Kim (Chuck) Klein of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Ace Sandlin, six sisters, and five brothers.

Mr. Brewer was an Army veteran of the Korean War where he served from 1954 to 1956 in the 101st Airborne as a paratrooper. In 1962 he and Ruby settled on their farm east of Holton where he spent the remainder of his life. Hulbert was a brick mason where he worked independently as well as union. He also farmed and in retirement he spent eight years as a driver for Catch-a-Ride. Hulbert played the mandolin and he enjoyed collecting knives and watches. Hulbert was a 58 year member of the Naomi Primitive Baptist Church in Wolfe County, Kentucky, a 52 year member of the Holton Masonic Lodge, 58 year member of the Bricklayers Union, and was also a member of the Shriners and the Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 9 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Ty Choate of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Holton Masonic Lodge in care of the funeral home.