On Friday, February 11, 2022, the Brookshire family suffered a sudden, tragic loss. Harold Carman Brookshire II died peacefully, of natural causes, at his home in Townsend, Tennessee. Harold was born in Asheville, NC on April 23, 1946. He was a fierce competitor on the baseball diamond and loved playing the catching position for teams at Enka High School, in the United States Air Force, and at Mars Hill University. His teammates referred to him as “Hammer” for his intensity on the field and batting prowess. After graduation, Harold began a career in accounting; he earned his Master of Business Administration Degree from Winthrop University and went on to serve as Chief Financial Officer for many successful companies in the United States and abroad. Harold was passionate about his faith, family, and friendships. He was a caring and generous father and grandfather who worked each day to strengthen his relationships with God, his children Geoffrey and Bonnie, and the mother of their children and former wife Mary Anne. He spent his retirement years embraced by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and the love of his friends at Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church and neighbors in the Laurel Valley Community. Harold was preceded in death by his father, Harold Brookshire; sister, Careen Heatherly; and brother, Tommy Brookshire. He is survived by his mother, Anita Smith; son, Geoffrey Brookshire; daughter, Bonnie Brookshire Ferguson (Brian); former wife and mother of their children, Mary Anne Brookshire; two brothers, Donald (Vickie) and Michael Brookshire; one sister, Linda Redmon (Carl); and one adored grandchild, Brooks Ferguson. You are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service at 11:00am on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church, 7322 Old Tuckaleechee Road, Townsend, TN 37882. The immediate family will be there to welcome friends and relatives. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the first responders for their care and expertise. Memorial donations in honor of Harold can be made to Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church. If you would like to provide flowers for the Celebration of Life service, please send to Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church, 7322 Old Tuckaleechee Road, Townsend, TN 37882.
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