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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Never too old to teach new generation

90-year-old Brewton resident teaches woodwork to students


November 8, 2018

Joe Thomas

Painter carves out a handmade wooden bowl in his shop in Brewton

Brewton resident George Painter has retired twice but at 90 years old still works just about everyday in 'The Woodshed' behind his house doing what he loves best – making wooden bowls and other woodworking projects.

Born in Connecticut and raised on Long Island, Painter has spent the majority of his life in Brewton. He spent 22 years in the Navy as a pilot and instructor from 1950 to 1973. He recalled his first Navy cruise turned out to be a cruise around the world.

"We were supposed to go to Korea, but before we got there they signed the armistice," Painter said.

While stationed at Whiti...

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