George William ‘Billy’ Brindle

Published 1:12 pm Tuesday, August 11, 2015

George William “Billy” Brindle, 44, of Cooleemee, died on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, from Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

A native of Davie County, he was born Dec. 4, 1970 to the late Charlie Edward Brindle Jr. (10/9/1934-6/29/2014) and Maggie Ann Green Brindle of Cooleemee, who survives. He was a 1989 graduate of Davie High School and attended Rowan-Cabarrus Community College for EMT training. He was a 27-year veteran of the Cooleemee Volunteer Fire Department and was known for his service to the community. He had 12 years employment with Ventlab, a designer and manufacturer of medical devices. Prior to that, he worked at Cone Mills in Salisbury. A racing fan, he often used his skills as a shade tree mechanic to assist race teams. He enjoyed spending time fishing and watching Notre Dame football and Duke basketball. He attended First Baptist Church of Cooleemee.

Also surviving: a brother, Thomas Edward “Tommy” Brindle and fiance’ Diana Badger of Farmington; 2 sisters, Mary Ann Carter and Teresa Lynette Brindle of Cooleemee; nieces, Annie Benton and Jennifer Badger; nephews, Steven Badger, Ryan and George Carter; great nephews, Bentley Anderson, Jasper Bartlett, Micah Carter and Charlie “C.C.” Carter; and his honorary brother, Bobby “Cotton” Harrison.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 at Davie Funeral Service. The celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at Davie Funeral Service Chapel officiated by the Revs. Randy Menser and Sam Lewis.  Fellow firefighters of the Cooleemee Fire Department will serve as pallbearers along with Chris Peglow and Mike White. Burial will be in Legion Memorial Park in Cooleemee.

Memorials: Cooleemee Volunteer Fire Department.