Upstate businessman, evangelist and philanthropist T. Walter Brashier Sr. died on March 24, 2021. He was 86.
Brashier supported several higher education institutions by providing land donations and establishing scholarships. These schools include Greenville Technical College, Charleston Southern University, The Citadel, Anderson University, North Greenville University and Bob Jones University.
“Dr. Brashier’s steadfast generosity, fueled by his love for the Lord, made an immeasurable impact on North Greenville University’s Tim Brashier Campus,” said Justin Pitts, NGU’s assistant vice president for Greer campus operations. “His legacy will continue to live on in the countless number of students, faculty and staff impacted by his life at our beloved campus, university and beyond.”
Throughout his more than six-decade-long career, Brashier also supported local, national and international Southern evangelical ministries. He also supported the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission in the 1960s,’70s and ’80s, as the commission provided gospel-themed weekly radio broadcasts across America.
He was a 1959 graduate of Furman University and attended Erskine Theological Seminary and Southeastern Theological Seminary.
Brashier was also awarded a Doctor of Humanities degree from Charleston Southern University, a Doctor of Christian Leadership degree from North Greenville University and a Doctor of Humanities degree from Anderson University. He was a recipient of The Citadel’s Leader of Principle award. He was inducted into The Citadel’s Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business Hall of Fame as a recipient of the Leader of Principle award. The State of South Carolina also awarded him the Order of the Palmetto.