Earl A. Brookshire Asheville - Earl Arthur Brookshire, 91, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Pisgah Manor Health Care Center. A native of Asheville, Earl was a son of the late William Arthur and Augusta Henson Brookshire. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Marie Davis Brookshire; son, David Brookshire; sister, Patsy B. Garrison; and brother, Wilburn Brookshire. Mr. Brookshire was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving with the Medical Corps in the Philippines during World War II. He worked as a mail carrier within the City of Asheville proper for more than 40 years. He was an active member of Oak Forest Presbyterian Church where he served as both a Deacon and Session member. He enjoyed washing and waxing his vehicles, mowing grass, growing tomatoes, fishing, and the North Carolina Tar Heels. For the past 12 years, Earl's main focus was his dog, Maggie, who brought him great joy and comfort following the death of his wife. Surviving are his daughter, Anne Parris (Chuck); sons, Michael Brookshire (Ronda) and Alan Brookshire (Lisa); seven grandchildren, Carrie (Tyler), Adam (Crystal), Jordan, Grayson, Colton, Isabella and Sophia; great-grandchildren, Harper, Mason, Bryson, and Beckett; and a brother, Cliff Brookshire (Nancy). Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Oak Forest Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Morgan officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. His family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families, 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family. The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com .
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