- 51 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 8, 1962
- Date of passing: Jan 8, 2014
|Let the memory of Barry be with us forever|
Barry Gray Brotherton, 51, a longtime resident of Stem passed away, Thursday, January 8, 2014 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.
A native of Gaston County, the son of the late Curtis G. Brotherton. He was a member of Tally Ho First Baptist Church, a deacon, choir director, Awana, VBS and kids camp. He was employed at IBM and a graduate of Vance Granville Community College.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 11th 2014 at Tally Ho First Baptist Church in Stem by Rev. Eddie Nutt. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Debi Jost Brotherton of the home, a daughter, Allyson Brotherton , a son, Adam Brotherton, both of the home, his mother, Ann M. Brotherton of Newton, two sisters, Carol Larrimore of Wingate, Peggy Devine of Denver and a brother Allen Brotherton of Denver.
"Dear Debi and family.. it doesn't seem possible that Barry has been gone close to a year already. I guess you likely feel like it was just yesterday. Barry was a special man, active in his church and family, devoted husband, father, son and all who knew and loved him. I looked at him with amazement when he was with the children at Awana, because he appeared to enjoy acting like one of them at times. He was such an asset to Tally Ho in so many ways and is missed. My deepest condolences to you all,and bless you and his memory on this day when we would of been celebrating his birthday, but today we remember him with love. God Bless You and yours, and just remember, he is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our loving God, in no pain, and an angel watching over you all.. Love and Prayers,"
"God Bless You all Debi and family in your loss of Barry, was saddened to hear of his passing, but know that he is no longer suffering and is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I can see him now directing that heavenly Church Choir, and helping to direct the Church up there and his dedication to all the children there. He was a faithful and devoted person at Tally Ho and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. My deepest sympathy. Would of liked to attend his memorial, but we were out of town, but know that our hearts and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.. Sincerely,"
"Debi, Thinking of you today, Barry was a kind person and it was a blessing to have known him. So sorry for your loss, you and the family are in my prayers."
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