CHESTER -- Mr. James Wilson Brockman, 92, of 1980 Quinn Road died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Chester Regional Nursing Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Barron Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Irvin Plowden officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
Born in Greenville, S.C. on Dec. 5, 1915, Mr. Brockman was a son of the late Myron E. Brockman Sr. and Nancy Wilson Brockman. Educated in the schools of Chester County, Mr. Brockman attended Furman University and North Carolina State University. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran having served as a First Lieutenant between 1942 and 1945 in the 212th Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Armored Division. A forward reconnaissance officer in a tank battalion, he saw action in Northern France and in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and EAME Theatre Ribbon with four battle stars. Mr. Brockman was a long-time farmer and businessman in the Lowrys community, the owner of Brockman Poultry Farm. Mr. Brockman was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Ann Gregory Brockman; one son, James W. Brockman Jr. and his wife, Vickie of Rock Hill, S.C.; two daughters, Deborah W. Taylor of Hartsville, S.C., and Teresa W. Mann and her husband, Harvey of Chester, S.C.; one brother, Robert Wallace Brockman and his wife, Jean of Charlottesville, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ward Lucas; stepmother, Florence Brockman; and two brothers, Myron E. Brockman Jr. and Allan A. Brockman.
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The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Barron Funeral Home, 133 Wylie St., Chester.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 179 Columbia St., Chester, SC or Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 751, Chester, SC.
Barron Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.