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.

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  1. Hey Billy, looking at your picture makes me want to hug you and say that, it comes so natural and this is how I will forever remember you.

    Jean, we loved him so and he will be missed more than words can say. We can and do rejoice that we will see him again and can look forward to that! With much love, Marie

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  2. Billy will always hold a special place in my heart and his passing has saddened me very much. But I know he is with the Lord; however he will be greatly missed here on earth.

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  3. We will greatly miss Mr Bill and his wonderfully contagious smile and kind words for everyone. He always met me in church with a hug and kiss. We are so glad he got to come to the senior lunch. He seemed to enjoy himself so much and looked so good. That is the way we will remember him. Smiling.
    Jean, you are in our thoughts and prayers. You have been a faithful companion and caregiver during this time and we know there will be sad days ahead. Please call us if we can help you in anyway. We love both of you very much. Judy

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  4. Jean,
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. May God’s loving arms wrap you in comfort in your loss.

    The Family of Junior Moore

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  5. JEAN, I AM SO SORRY BILLY HAD TO LEAVE US AND WE WILL ALL BE GLAD TO SEE HIM AGAIN. HE BRIGHTENED UP THE PLACE WHEN WE ALL GOT TOGETHER!! HE COULD REALLY MAKE US LAUGH. I ENJOYED OUR PHONE CONVERSATIONS. I WILL PRAy for you. alma

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  6. Jean, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. You may not remember me. I worked with you at Square D in the late 60’s. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  7. I wish I could have made it to the visitation. Just know I am thinking of you and praying for you. Bill had a sparkling personality that will be missed.

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  8. Jean,
    Mom and I are praying for you during this difficult time! We love you and if we can ever help you, let us know!
    Melba Brown and Debbie

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  9. He will always be remembered as you share the stories and the memories of how he lived his life and how very much he meant, may you find comfort…And, throughout this difficult time, may you also know the deep sympathy and concern that is felt for you and all your family. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith.-2Timothy 4:7. As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me. -Psalms 3:5

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  10. Jean, I am so sorry to read about Bill. I saw him ofter, when I worked at American Bearing. Hold on to the many memories that you have of him. He loved you so much and was so proud of you. I think of you often and the friendship we shared years ago. Martha Warren

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  11. In 1997 we meet Ms. Ruby at the flee market.And she was driving this 1980 yellow jeep. Well at that time my son was 17 and was taken by this jeep.Jeff always could just strike a conversation up with any one.She told him that was the last thing her late husband had bought .And he at one time was the manger at (WD) but she would speak to her son about it and let us know that next Sat. Jeff had trouble sleeping till that time rolled around.The price was set and agreed upon and to this day my son has the jeep he calls Ms Ruby He is restoring it for his daughter Josie to drive.But the jeep is still like it was when he bought it.Ms Ruby was a fine lady

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  12. Sorry to hear about Bill. I remember when he, Doug Cole and I learned to drive. We kept the road hot driving up and down the cove.

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  13. Jean, I was so sorry to hear that Bill had passed away. Didn’t know it in time to make it to the receiving. I remember all the fun times we had sitting on your porch talking and visiting. Things were not the same when you moved away. I will be thinking of you in the days ahead and praying God will comfort you and give you peace during the sad times of missing him.

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  14. JoAnn Green Sprinkle and I send our love to your family. Aunts Walton and Elnora will be there to greet you with the rest of your family on your journey home.

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  15. Jean I am so sorry about Billy, I just found out today at out mo.meeting, Had I knowed I would have come to the service. I feel Billy now can rest I know he is in God’s hands. I will pray for you to be strong and to trust in God to help you .

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