Toby Edwin Brower, 59, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at UNC Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, with Reverend David Woodhouse and Dr. Ron Chaney officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 12:30 PM and at other times at the home of his sister, Lisa Kennedy.

Toby loved the freedom of being outdoors.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding four wheelers.  Time spent riding horses on the trail or in parades with his friends, was very special to him.  Toby enjoyed good country cooking and loved his family very much. He was an electrician by trade and enjoyed being able to see a job well done. Toby was the son of the late Shirley Hussey Brower and was preceded in death by an infant son, Toby Lee Brower..  

Toby is survived by daughter: Hannah Simpson; son: Austin Dunlap; 6 grandchildren; father; Edwin Brower; sisters: Sandra Allred and husband David, Sharon Haunhorst and husband Jay, Lisa Kennedy and husband Gary; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UNC Trauma Medicine, 123 West Franklin Street, Suite 510, Chapel Hill, NC 27516  or Ronald McDonald House, 101 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brower Family.

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  1. Toby left me with a lot of good memories that I will cherish. He is already missed. Prayers are with the family.

  2. Toby will be greatly missed, we are praying for all the family! We pray for peace, joy and comfort during this difficult time.
    God will give you strength!
    Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives strength to his people;
    the Lord blesses his people with peace.
    We love you all,
    Byron, Lynne, Victoria, Matthew,
    Elizabeth and

  3. Thank you Toby for all the memory’s that we shared together. I will never forget any of they an I will never forget you. I love you Toby I always will. I’m going to miss you ( daddy) toby. I will see u again one day. Love you forever an always.

  4. Me and Tony road the same school bus and Lisa r the same age. Toby was always nice to me and he will b missed. So sorry for your loss lisa yall r n my prayers.

  5. Sorry for your loss! I’ve know Toby all my life he used to deer hunt with my daddy and uncle’s. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you peace, comfort strength in the days ahead!

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers. Praying for peace & comfort in this time of need! Toby was a good person, Rest In Peace!

  7. You will be missed my friend. Never forget all memories of having a good time cuttting up and laughing Rest in piece my friend love ya!!

  8. I’m so saddened by the loss of a good friend of 20+ years. You will be missed so much. You made a lot of people smile. Prayers and thoughts for the family. I will never forget you. Rest easy my friend.

  9. With Heart-Felt Sympathy, Love & Prayers for all the family.
    “As long as we live and remember, our loved ones live within our hearts.”

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