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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Charles "Shorty" Monroe Holbrook

December 31, 1942June 12, 2020

Charles “Shorty” Monroe Holbrook, 77, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, June 12, 2020.

A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held a later date to be announced.

Born in Elkin, NC to the late James Monroe and Naomi Wood Holbrook, Shorty was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church. For 20 years he was Owner/Operator of O’Henry BBQ Restaurant in Greensboro. Shorty was a fun-loving jokester with a quick wit and a smart answer for everything. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by all eight of his siblings.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 28 years, Sharon Irsch Holbrook; daughter, Michelle Holbrook Fair (Kelly); sons, Charles “Seth” Holbrook and Ryan Charles Holbrook (Olivia); two step-daughters; several grandchildren; and other extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7029 Albert Pick Rd. Suite 200, Greensboro, NC 27409; the American Lung Association, 430 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401; or to Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2116 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405.

Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

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Diane Harris

June 17, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to his family l remember going to his restaurant for 17 yrs he was a great man me and my husband eat there everyday best in town you will be missed shorty he had a way with everyone he met never a dull man happy and full of life you Wil be missed my friend may you rest in peach.

Andrew Tait

June 16, 2020

Charles "Shorty" Monroe Holbrook must have been some gentlemen. I sadly never had the privilege of meeting him but I do have the honor of working with his son Ryan. They say "the apple does not fall far from the free" and based on Ryan being such a "good apple", Charles must have been some man! Ryans' friends and colleagues from his NCFC Youth family are deeply saddened at your family's loss and our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you all.

Tonie Broadaway

June 14, 2020

Im so sorry about shorty. He was a jokester and a very kind man knew him from the grill. He was a very likeable guy. Condolences to the family.

Jerry Brown

June 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of Shorty. passing May God Bless

Elizabeth Bailey

June 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of Shorty passing ,I so enjoyed the time we had through out my life ,from a child to a grown up.He always made me laugh even if I went in to work upset,he had a way to make you laugh .My thoughts and prayer are with you guys, Seth I am so sorry but I'll never forget the day he made you wash dishes that seemed like days sending love hugs and prayers

Michelle Holbrook Fair

June 13, 2020

Michelle Holbrook Fair

June 13, 2020

Michelle Holbrook Fair

June 13, 2020

Teresa Merchant

June 13, 2020

Michelle Holbrook Fair

June 13, 2020

FROM THE FAMILY