March 5, 1927 ~ December 21, 1999


Resided in: Asheville, NC

Charles Albert Brigman, 72, of 97 Reeves Cove Rd., Candler, died Tuesday, December, 21, 1999 at Emerald Ridge Nursing Facility.

A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late William and Mary Tipton Brigman and was preceded in death by a son Sandy Brigman. He served in Naples Italy with the US Army during WW II. Mr. Brigman attended college at both Western Carolina and in Chicago. He was a former employee of Hayes & Lunsford and later MB Haynes Electric before founding his own company, Brigman Electric Company. He was one of ten Journeymen Electricians in the United States and his expertise was his ability to draw schematics for control panels and electric motors. He was a member of the Waynesville Masonic Lodge #259 and Pole Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Morgan Brigman; two daughters, Brenda Conner and Tracy Brigman both of Haywood County; a sister, Willa Mae Bassett of Asheville; four grandchildren, Missy Montgomery, Theresa Brigman, Sandy Brigman and Caleb Tate; five great-grandchildren and his aunt Callie Shaft.

Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Thursday in the Patton Avenue Chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Reverend Dennis Thurman and G W Jameson officiating. Burial will follow in New Morgan Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, with Masonic gravesides rites being conducted by the Waynesville Masonic Lodge #259 with the lodge opening at 11:30 am.

His family will receive friends 7-8:30 Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pole Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund, 98 Snow Hill Church Road, Candler, NC 28715.

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