February 11, 1955 ~ April 15, 2006

Born in: Statesville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

James “Jim” Brotherton, Jr., 51, of the Oakley community in Asheville, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at his home. A native of Statesville, NC, he was a son of James Ray Brotherton and Julia Dowell Brotherton of Asheville. A graduate of Enka High School, he was employed by Terminex Company as a pest control technician and was a member of First Baptist Church in Boulder City, NV. Jim was a big race fan and loved music of all kinds and old movies. In addition to his parents, survivors include two brothers, D. Alan Brotherton of Asheville and Thomas C. Brotherton and his wife Julia of Matthews, NC and two nieces, Sarah and Michelle Brotherton of Matthews. A memorial service will be 11:00 am Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Ron Brown and G. Scott Lynch officiating. His family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 am Saturday prior to the service and request that memorials be made to Enka Baptist Church, PO Box 219, Enka, NC 28728.

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  1. I am sorry this is coming so late. My co-workers had saved the obituaries because of another person and I just picked it up and saw Jim’s picture. I was one of his Terminex customers and he was like a good friend too. I am so shocked to hear the news! A co-worker signed up for Terminex and I asked her yesterday if her service man was Jim Brotherton because he was the sweetest, nicest man. He even offered to let me borrow a dog crate when my puppy was chewing up my house. He told me stories about Christmas with his sister and children in West Virginia. I will really miss him. My condolences to you all.

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  2. Ray & Julia, Our deepest condolences in the loss of your son. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your families.

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  3. James was the ‘Bug Man’ at my office. He always made me laugh with his funny stories. He always had a smile on his face, and never passed by without saying hello. I miss him dearly.

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  4. These words of comfort and encouragement are for the Jim’s family with the prayer that the one who ‘is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…’ (Ephesians 3:20) with provide you with the peace and inner strength which will enable you to cope with the loss of your loved one.
    ‘The Lord Bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.’ Numbers 6:24-26

    In Christian Love,
    Wayne & Joyce Biggs
    Death cannot break the ties that bind us to our loved ones, it can only lengthen them.

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  5. I am lucky to have been your friend.the good times we shared will always be with me.you will missed by all who new you. but never forgotten ,thanks for being my friend!

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  6. Jim was such a nice, sweet man and he will be missed. I will never forget him and his unfaltering passion for music!!! Whoever is blessed with his collection will be in possession of his life’s treasures. My heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends.

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  7. Jim you were a very special person to me. Your taste in music was refreshing and you taught me so many things. I valued your friendship and am heart broken that we won’t be able to see each other for a while. I am forever grateful to have known you and consider it a privelege to say I love you. I will miss you always-Love Kathy

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  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I think about a song that goes ‘God only cries for the living who are left to carry on’ it continues by saying that those departed from us are now in a better place, without pain or sorrow. I truly hope this is true. God bless.

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  9. You all are in my thoughts today. Times like these make you sit back and relive ‘old’ times spent with friends.
    Love, Deb

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  10. Ray and Julia, we are so terribly sorry for your loss. I just read my email and Gary passed this on to me. God bless you both and you are in our prayers.

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