Karl Edward Brode

Published 6:14 am Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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Mr. Karl Edward Brode, 73, of W. Church St., Mocksville, died Sunday, April 28, 2024 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

He was born on June 21, 1950 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Harold William and Wanita Jeannette Delong Brode.

Mr. Brode loved designing things, so he obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering and worked for Kaydon Corp. for many years. He spent many years in China working to design windmill energy bearings, and later owned his own engineering consulting firm, from which he retired. Karl loved to hunt and fish, collect rocks, and work with flowers. He enjoyed working in the yard, cooking, and visiting the beach. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and pets. Mr. Brode will be remembered as a creative, all-around great guy.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: a stepmother, Faye Brode; and a brother-in-law, Bob Nussbaum.

Survivors include: his wife of four years, Annette Jones of the home; 2 children, Daniel Brode (Candice) and Stacie Dixon (Michael); 2 siblings, Susii Nussbaum and Bill Brode; 2 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews, one of which he thought of as a daughter, Haley Jones.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at Eaton Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Trent Patterson officiating.  Interment will follow in Dulin Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Trellis Hospice and Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; Humane Society of Davie, 162 Webb Way, Advance, NC 27006; or to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.