C.A. ‘Afton’ Brewer

Jan. 18, 1923 –

July 7, 2013

C.A. “Afton” Brewer passed away July 7, 2013 in Waxahachie. Afton was born of Jan. 18, 1923 in Sardis, Texas and grew up with five brothers: Dude, Mutt, Clayt, Morris and Quillen; and two sister: Juanita and Doris. 

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and upon returning from the war married Nola Box on April 26, 1947. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage. 

Afton established C.A. Plumbing Company in the early 1960s and worked until his retirement in the mid 1990s. He was a lifelong member of the Downtown Men’s Bible Class and a member of the Waxahachie Optimist Club for many years.

Afton is survived by his daughter, Kathy Brewer of Waxahachie; daughter, Carol Houghton and son-in-law, Mike of Abilene, Texas; grandson, Seth Houghton and wife, Hayli of Abilene, Texas; granddaughter, Lesleigh Houghton great-granddaughter, Jazlyn of Brownwood, Texas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pauline and James Stroope of Conroe, Texas; many nieces; and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nola; and infant daughter, Sharon.

Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Sardis Cemetery in Sardis, Texas with Dr. Leroy Fenton officiating. Interment will follow.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the SPCA of Ellis County.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.