William “Bill” Joseph Brookshire Sr., age 76, of Lenoir, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Gateway Nursing Center. He was born December 14, 1935 in Caldwell County to the late Herman and Jessie Barkley Brookshire. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Brookshire; three brothers, Ed, Ray and Trulen Brookshire; and grandson, Bradley Williams.

Mr. Brookshire was a retired truck driver for Southeastern Adhesives. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Brookshire Jr. and wife Jean, Greg Brookshire and wife Rhonda and Robert Brookshire and wife Debra, all of Lenoir; three daughters, Teresa Burgett of Lenoir, Lisa Dula of Fleetwood and Brenda Brookshire of Knoxville; one sister, Juanita Sides of Lenoir; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ron Burgett. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens of Lenoir.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir NC 28645 or Lakeview Baptist Church 325 Shasta Lane, Lenoir NC 28645.

Online condolences may be left at
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Born: December 14, 1935
Death: March 7, 2012