Byrum Brevard Brookshire ’43

Byrum Brevard Brookshire ’43 of Charlotte, N.C. died May 6, 2006. He was better known to those close to him as ‘Chief.’ He served his country in World War II in the 110th Combat Engineer Battalion unit and was stationed in the Philippines and Okinawa. The red, white and blue baseball cap he wore every day during his last years only began to tell the story of his love for country. Another of his loves was the Salvation Army, where he served on the advisory board for nineteen years. He was a building contractor, property manager, and real estate appraiser. He served as president of Charlotte Property Management as well as president of the Charlotte Chapter of Real Estate Appraisers. He was a founding member of Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy. Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Virginia Mewborn Brookshire, 6038 Preston Ln., Charlotte, N.C. 28226; daughters, Lynn Brookshire Efird (George) and Ann Brookshire (Joe Grier, III); son, Jim Brookshire (Linda Peterson); grandchildren, David Efird, Scott Efird (Alison), Jeffrey Brookshire, Randall Brookshire, Michael Brookshire, Laura Grier, and Lindsay Grier; great-grandson, Tate Efird.