Obituary: Walt Brashier

T. Walter Brashier, 86, of Travelers Rest, a longtime financial supporter of North Greenville University and other institutions of higher education, died March 24, 2021. NGU’s graduate school is named in his honor. He also created several scholarships at the school, as well as endowed scholarships at Charleston Southern University, The Citadel, Anderson University, Bob Jones University, and Greenville Technical College.

NGU president Gene Fant said that Brashier invited him to come for a visit shortly after he became president. He recalled, “I will never forget that meeting. We soon became prayer partners, and no one encouraged me more than he did in these years.”

A graduate of Furman University, Brashier attended Erskine Theological Seminary and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He became one of the most successful real-estate investors in Greenville County in addition to his work as an evangelist and pastor. He attended Scenic Hills Baptist Church in northern Travelers Rest, where his son, Tommy, is pastor.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Brashier, three children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Martin Timothy Brashier, and a great-granddaughter, Clara Grace Brashier.