John Halbert Brotherton, 82, of Statesville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his residence.
Mr. Brotherton was born on July 29, 1939, in Iredell County and was the son of the late John E. and Cleo
Sprinkle Brotherton. He attended Central High School and farmed his own land as well as drove for
Douglas and Sons Trucking. In 1963, he married Dolores Myers Brotherton, who survives. He was a
member of New Prospect Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Susan Brotherton Gatton (Mark) of Statesville,
Debra Brotherton Coffey (Tim) of Sylva; grandchildren, Leigh Ann Coffey, Caroline Coffey; step
grandchildren, Makayla Gatton Marshall (Fred), Angela J. Dison; step great grandchildren, Ethen Moore,
David Johnson, Jr., Alyssa Johnson, sisters, Geraldine B. Ball, Joan B. Forsyth (Lenual), Ruth B. Williams,
brother-in-law, John D. Stevenson and numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and
nephews along with many close friends.
He was preceded in death by sister, Gay B. Stevenson and two sisters in infancy.
A service will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Central Volunteer Fire Department at 4634 Wilkesboro
Hwy, Statesville, NC 28625 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd.,
Statesville, NC 28625 and online condolences may be made to the family at
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Central Volunteer Fire Department
4634 Wilkesboro Hwy, Statesville NC 28625
Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28625