April 7, 1932 ~ June 4, 2017

Born in: Heath Springs, SC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Boyd Brasington was born on April 7, 1932 in Heath Springs, SC. He was looking forward to his heavenly home when he passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Boyd was predeceased by his father Leroy Hobson Brasington and his mother Verdie Hinson Brasington; three older brothers, Wilson, Bryan, and Ray, and his two older sisters Neil Simmons and Hope Robertson. Boyd worked for the phone company all of his life, beginning his beloved work the day after high school graduation. Boyd loved the Lord, and as his daughter stated "My dad always 'walked the talk'". He was not ashamed of his faith. He also very much loved hiking and began the FoBB hiking club in Asheville. His third love was meeting and talking with new people and old friends. He is survived by his wife Dianne; his daughter Kay Brasington of Greer, SC; and his younger sister, Patricia (Jim) of Lancaster, SC. Funeral services for Mr. Brasington will be held at Beverly Hills Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 17th for family and close friends. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. I met Boyd only on two occasions as I was a newcomer to the hiking group. He made me feel most welcome and hiked along side me for awhile. A lovely man, he will be missed by everyone who knew him I’m sure. Condolences to his family and friends.

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  2. I am sorry about the passing of Mr. Brasington. I worked with him on a yearly business matter for many years and found him to be a very kind, thoughtful, intelligent, caring person.

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  3. Boyd lead us on many a wonderful hike over the hills and along the rivers here in WNC. He was always kind, gentle and welcoming to all who wanted to join the group, jump in the car, and head out for a wonderful day of adventure. I never heard Boyd say an unkind word about anyone. He was a gentleman, a friend to us all and a fine example for how to live one’s life. I know he will be missed but his memory will live on with so many of us! Rest in peace Boyd. And deepest condolences to his family.

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  4. My deepest sympathy – Kay your parents and I were great friends at Southside Baptist Church – spent alot of time at the lake house – Glenda (Butner) Krause

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  5. Dear Dianne and Family, So sorry to hear of Boyd’s passing. Boyd was so sweet and compassionate . He always thought of others. Calvary Baptist surely lost a cornerstone when he left. You are in my thoughts and prayers for now and the days ahead.

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  6. My late husband, John, worked with Boyd (or BB, as their group of friends called him) at the phone company. John always spoke and thought very highly of Boyd – both as a person and as a skilled technician. They shared a love of the outdoors and hiking, as well as electronics. I am sorry to hear of his passing, and your family has my deepest sympathy.

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  7. BB was dedicated to his work at Southern Bell in Spartanburg where I worked with him for many years until he retired.He was always very pleasant to be around. He will be missed !

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  8. I was one of the fortunate ones to spend time with Boyd hiking in the mountains that he loved so much. He was a wonderful person and touched the lives of so many in a positive way. My heartfelt condolences to the family. He will be missed.

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  9. So sorry for your loss Dianne. Boyd was such an outgoing and friendly person. Whenever I walk by those beautiful flowers at Calvary, I still think of you both. Knowing that Boyd loved the Lord and was ready to go should bring great comfort to all of you. Cherish those wonderful memories that you made together. Lin and Ginny Berrier

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  10. What a blessing to have met this man at church in recent years. He always had a warm smile, firm handshake, pleasant demeanor and a sincere greeting of encouragement. This world is a sadder place without him; the Lord he served has welcomed him with open arms and heaven has welcomed another great greeter. He will be missed by many.

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  11. Kay, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad! We remember him singing in the Southside choir many years ago and also the frequent visits to the lake! Perhaps he’s singing in Heaven’s choir along with our mom m and dad and a host of others! Prayers for you and his entire family as you walk this journey with faith and grace.

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  12. I met Boyd on my first hike in WNC, almost 30 years ago, and he was a special friend ever since. He was always a perfect southern gentleman, a firm believer in Christ, and a pleasure to be around. I will miss him, but look forward to seeing him in heaven when I join him. My love and sympathies to Dianne and Kay both. God Bless,

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  13. Dear Dianne, I’m so glad I got to know Boyd when we took Spanish together. I most recently ran into him walking on the Hominy Creek greenway. He had so many interests and was such a nice man. He will be missed by many. I am thinking of you and wishing you love and peace at this difficult time.

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  14. Boyd always greeted our family with a big smile at church and anytime we had the pleasure to speak. Our condolences to you and your family Dianne.

    Bless you and with love,
    Shane, Brandy, Cody and Carson Creasman

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