He retired in 2010 as a welder with Heatec. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He was a member of Pine Hill Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Tressie Brookshire Sr.; brother, Wallace Calvin Brookshire; and sisters: Betty Lee Shafer, Barbara Jean Brookshire, Marie Kuhen and Glenda Staton.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Sandra Joan Brookshire of McDonald; children: Terrie Sue (Joe) Glover, Janet Marie (Ron) Veal, Tracy Ann (Art) Lawson and Mary Elizabeth Brookshire, all of Chattanooga and Joey (Harli) Morgan of Cleveland and Nathan Morgan of McDonald; eight special grandchildren: Heather Oxendine, Jessica Fletcher, Stacey Phillips, Jimmie Walker, Amber Walker, Reina Castaneda, Alexis Castaneda and Eli Morgan; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Henry (Barbara) Brookshire Jr. of Ooltewah; sister, Carolyn Davidson of Valley Head, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastors David Beaty and Ronnie Kesley officiating.
Interment will follow in Lee Cemetery with military honors.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Brookshire family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.