Harvey Lloyd “Goob” Brower, 70, of South Second Avenue, Siler City, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Hospice Pittsboro, surrounded by his family.

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He was born on August 22, 1951 to the late Harvey Oscar Brower and Jessie Griffin Milligan in Monroe, Michigan.

Survivors include her stepfather, Glenn Milligan of Siler City; partner, Susan Sloan of Siler City; two sisters, Debbie (and Doug) Pugh of Silk Hope and Connie (and Todd) Fox of Liberty; one brother, Steve Brower of Staley; stepdaughters, Holly Kozelsky of Martinsville, Virginia, and Mara (and Richard) Hunter of Fairhope, Alabama, daughters of his late longtime partner, Antoinette “Toni” Till; granddaughter, Mary Evelyn Quirk of Martinsville; nieces and nephews; and a good neighbor and friend, Jim Wellman.

He was a graduate of Southern Alamance High School. His wide range of skills spanned the printing, plumbing, automotive and auto body trades, home construction, and property management. In the early 1990s he ran Goob’s petrol station and convenience store in Staley, and in recent years he has been a locksmith.

He was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. He was a skilled artist, including drawing and painting. He had a quick mind and could get to the bottom of any mechanical problem. He was a quiet genius who provided invaluable advice and comfort to his loved ones. He was protective, which earned him the saying “don’t mess with his girls”.

His many friends and people he has touched over the years are invited to join the family at a reception honoring his memory at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 in the banquet hall of Best Food Cafeteria in Siler City .