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Chapel Hill Funeral Home

542 West 52nd Street, Anniston, AL

OBITUARY

James F Brotherton

May 3, 1938May 11, 2020
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Funeral services for Mr. James Frank Brotherton, will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 15th 2020, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens.

Jim passed away peacefully at his home in Jacksonville, Alabama surrounded by his wife Deborah and step-daughter Angela on May 11, 2020. Jim was born on the family farm at Cooper’s Falls, New York to Harold W. Brotherton and Grace McIntyre Brotherton. He attended school at DeKalb Junction, New York and was an active member in the local 4H club, showing Holstein calves at the Gouvernuer, New York County fair. In 1955 at the age of seventeen, Jim enlisted in the Army where he served honorably for over twenty years.

While serving in the U.S. Army, Jim was responsible for many aspects associated with intelligence gathering and electronic warfare support. Immediately following his Army retirement, he continued to serve his country as a government employee in the areas of security and counterterrorism. Before his retirement, Jim functioned as a private contractor working on several government contracts.

Jim is survived by his wife of 31 years, Deborah, his eldest son Michael (Janice) Brotherton, Surprise, AZ, his step daughters Angela(George) Holloway and Tina (David ) Winkles. Jim is the grandfather of Lauren(Nathan) Babuata, Sarah(Ryan) Jones, Grace Brotherton, Emily Winkles, Wyatt(Savanah) Jones, Abbey(Chris) Reeves and Rhianna Brown . He is the great grandfather of Ryan, Allison and Jacob Babuata and Emmett Jones. Other survivors include his sister-in –law Eleanor Brotherton, nephew Colin Brotherton and great-niece, Noa Grace Brotherton all of Potsdam, New York.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Rhonda Lynn Brotherton and his son Harold W. Brotherton III, step daughter Amy Robertson as well as both parents and brothers Harold W. Jr and Thomas Brotherton.

Jim was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved his country and severed it well for 40 plus years. He will be missed by family and friends. He will be missed.

  • FAMILY

  • Deborah Brotherton, Wife
  • Michael Brotherton (Janice), Adopted Son
  • Angela Holloway (George), Step-Daughter
  • Tina Winkles (David), Step-Daughter
  • Lauren Babuata (Nathan), Grandchild
  • Sarah Jones (Ryan), Grandchild
  • Grace Brotherton, Grandchild
  • Emily Winkles, Grandchild
  • Wyatt Jones (Savanah), Grandchild
  • Abbey Reeves (Chris), Grandchild
  • Rhianna Brown, Grandchild
  • Ryan, Great Grandchild
  • Allison, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob, Great Grandchild
  • Babuata, Great Grandchild
  • Emmett, Great Grandchild
  • Eleanor Brotherton, Sister-in-law
  • Colin Brotherton, Nephew
  • Noa Grace Brotherton, Great Niece

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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020

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Inez Breazell-Del Tufo

May 15, 2020

Mr. Brotherton has been in my family ever since I was born (53 years). He was always kind and treated me like a daughter. I will never forget all the times we were together as families in the military. Rhonda, Harold and Michael were always familiar faces in our army lives.

The last time I saw Mr. Brotherton was 20 years ago when he flew to Colorado for my wedding. I remember him standing at the mic as he began to weep and shared how much I meant to him because I was like a daughter. We never spoke much I always knew he would be there if ever needed.

He is and will always be apart of the Breazell family.

Rest in peace Mr. Brotherton...I know you are now in paradise with Rhonda and Harold.

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