Brownlow Rhymer, 95, of Hendersonville entered into peaceful rest, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Pardee Memorial Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Clarence Nelson and Nellie Gray King Rhymer, and the husband of the late Gertrude Clayton Rhymer who died in 1989. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Julius Rhymer and Harry Cray Rhymer. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. A self-employed painter, he was involved in the construction of Fontana Dam. He attended Mud Creek Baptist Church, was an avid fisherman, and loved animals. He will be remembered as lifelong caregiver to his family and friends.
Survivors include a son, Alan ìRussî Rhymer of Asheville; three daughters, Betty Frisbee and her husband Jerry, Judy Sutton and her husband Ben, and Pat Gilliam, all of Hendersonville; twelve grandchildren, Rick, Ronnie, Jeff, Todd, Vickie, Mike, Lori, Beth, Julie, Benny, Gingy, Peggy; twenty-four great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Friday, April 24, 2009 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The eulogy will be provided by the son, Russ Rhymer. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77, Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post #5206, and DAV Chapter 14.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donorís choice. Guests may sign a register book at www.forestlawnhendersonville.com
Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.