July 29, 1942 ~ December 10, 2010
Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
BILLY J. BROOKSHIRE ASHEVILLE – Billy James Brookshire, 68, of 260 Erwin Hills Road, died Friday, December 10, 2010. Born in Buncombe County, he was a son of the late James H. and Lois Mary Brown Brookshire. He was retired from Cameron-Barkley. He loved sitting on his back deck, enjoying his cup of Maxwell House Coffee, and watching the birds and squirrels. He was an avid UNC Tar Heel fan and watch collector. He enjoyed antiquing and socializing with his classmates from Leicester High School. He was a member of the National Watch and Clock Association and a member of Freedom Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Flora Jean Clement Brookshire. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Everette Haney and the Rev. Dr. Keith Hutchinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Memorials may be made to Freedom Baptist Church, 50 Rice Road, Asheville, NC 28806.