William “Bill” Brasher

William “Bill” Brasher

Bill Brasher, 75, died after an extended illness Tuesday, July 5.

Bill was born in Shelby County on Oct. 24, 1940. He attended Anniston High School until 1958, served in the United States Marine Corps until 1963, and was a Mason.

He was an avid outdoors man, antique car and gun enthusiast, and owned several small businesses throughout the years in Montgomery including Judy’s Restaurant and American Heritage Realty. He retired as co-owner and senior real property appraiser at Monarch Appraisal Services, LLC, in Montgomery in 2009.

Bill is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Judy Lane Brasher; mother, Delle Brasher; father, William Brasher Sr.; sister, Phyllis O’Beirne; brothers in law Johnny Butler and Wilford Lane; and his dear friends, Ken Harris and Mickey Thorn.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Crowe (Michael) of Somerset, Ky.; daughter, Kelly Brasher of Atlanta; daughter, Karen Diehl (Erich) of Helena; granddaughter, Carolyn Diehl; grandson Christopher Diehl; step granddaughter Ashley Barnes (Chris); mother-in-law, Gertrude Lane; brother, Jim Brasher (Linda); brother-in-law, Ken O’Beirne; sisters-in-law, Amy Lane and Hilda Butler; and several beloved nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in laws and many friends.

Honorary pallbearers include Lee Kane, Richard Lynch, Larry Payne, Jim Sizemore, Gerald Livingston, Jim Cofer, and Brett Blissitte.

There will be a short graveside service at Antioch Baptist Church in Eastaboga at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 9 with Bill Caudill officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice.