February 11, 1944 ~ September 3, 2021

Born in: Haywood County, NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Elmer Grady “Dooney” Brookshire, Jr., 77, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 3, 2021.

Mr. Brookshire was born February 11, 1944, in Haywood County to the late Elmer Grady and Maude Whitted Brookshire. He served our country in Viet Nam with the US Army and was a retired materials handler at Square D.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Gillespie Brookshire; two sons, Gregory Brookshire (Amy) and J.B. Brookshire, both of Leicester; and he was “Pap-Pap” to his grandson, James Brookshire. He is also survived by two sisters, Betty Brookshire and Dorothy Thomason, both of Canton, and was preceded in death by 11 siblings.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Roberts and Mike Reynolds officiating. Graveside rites will be offered by James Bryant in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Church Cemetery Fund, 749 North Turkey Creek Road, Leicester, NC 28748.

Services

Funeral Service: September 5, 2021 2:00 pm

Union Baptist Church
New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748

828-252-3535

Visitation: September 5, 2021 1:00 pm

Union Baptist Church
New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748

828-252-3535

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Ann Ledford,
    Grady was such a nice man. He always had a smile on his face and was kind to everyone. My prayers and condolences go out to his family during this difficult time.

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  2. Carolyn, Greg, and J.B., I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will bring peace and comfort to your hearts. Love and Prayers, Shelia King Warren

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  3. Sorry for loss Jr. always had a smile and a great personality Praying for the family as we know you all will miss him.

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    • Carolyn & family. SO sorry 4 the loss of little Jr. He was a sweet little man. Always had a smile, nice, friendly & always @ his own pace. We will miss him from our Sq D family. Prayers 4 u & family. It’s hard being a caregiver. But, he has a new body now. GOD BLESS!!!!🙏

      Z-

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  4. He was such a wonderful person always smiling and so nice to be around. Praying of the family and may you find peace knowing that he is in the arms of his Lord and Savior.

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  5. Carolyn, Greg and JB, it was with great sadness that I received this news. My thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be that God’s grace and comfort will surround each of you.
    Jim

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  6. Carolyn and Family
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jr. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. May “The God of All Comfort” be with all of you now and in the coming days.

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  7. Carolyn & family. SO sorry 4 the loss of little Jr. He was a sweet little man. Always had a smile, nice, friendly & always @ his own pace. We will miss him from our Sq D family. Prayers 4 u & family. It’s hard being a caregiver. But, he has a new body now. GOD BLESS!!!!🙏

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  8. Carolyn, Greg and JB, I’m so sorry for our loss, Dooney was a great guy, one of a kind. He was always good to us growing up. He had a heart of gold. Sorry I can’t be there, but know he’s in heaven now and rejoicing with a new body and no more pain. I love you all

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  9. I am sooo for your loss. Junior was a really great guy.
    I know you will have a hole in the family that will be hard to bear. But know he is forever in the arms of his Lord!

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  10. Memaw Carolyn Greg JB Amy and James. I’m so sorry for your loss. I just found out that his service was yesterday I wanted to come but didn’t know the arrangements till this morning. We love you guys and your in our prayers

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