My deepest sympathies,
My memories are of Mr. Brevard as our next door neighbor on Hickory Street in Valdese. He and Mrs. Brevard were always good neighbors and as the parents of Roxanne and Dinah were definitely respected by me and my sisters. The fact that he worked as the high school football coach had me regarding him as a local celebrity, and delighted he was our neighbor. He was a good man, and even at ten and younger I was able to appreciate his positive character.
James L. "Jimmy" Bowman
Mr Brevard was the best. He was so much more than teacher and coach. He taught his students respect, discipline and gave them the confidence to be successful.
My condolences to Mrs Brevard and family. Mr Brevard (and Mrs Brevard) were the BEST teachers EVER. I remember many of his pearls of wisdom. He was very considerate, knew I could use some assistance and recruited me to plant several acres of trees, and paid me well for a high school student. I have so many fond memories of both. May he rest in peace and may God look down on Mrs Brevard. Respectfully, Dean Passmore
Mr Brevard taught both my wife,Terry, and i at South Mecklenburg back in 1969. We will never forget disecting frogs in his biology class as he instructed, "pick up that frog it will not bite you...it is cleaner than you are!" Yes, he was hard, but the good teachers usually are
Mr. Brevard was my biology teacher at Valdese High School...one of my favorite teachers. I recall class members around his desk to see "what makes a car run". Don't recall what he had on the desk that day but I do recall that it was another interesting lesson. My sympathy to his family.