ROCKINGHAM — Harold Bronson Brim Sr., 70, of 433 Curtis Drive, Rockingham, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his home. He was born March 8, 1942, in Surry County, a son of the late Romney Samuel and Voda Caroline Gammons Brim. Mr. Brim was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a former Civitan and an accomplished athlete. He held the state high school record for 21 strike outs in a seven inning game and held the state record for the Senior Games 100 yard dash for the last two years. Bronson was also an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Bobbie Smith Brim; and his sisters, Vernie Watson and Leeronie Easter. Bronson will be fondly remembered as a caring, loving soul who never met a stranger. Bronson began his career with GMAC Finance and spent the ensuing years in the auto industry. He was part owner of Kountry Nissan and ended his career as a consultant for various dealerships. He is survived by a son, Harold Bronson Brim Jr. of the home; brothers, Gloma Jay Brim and wife, Carolyn, of Mooresville and Plato Brim, Reavis Brim and Delbert Brim and wife, Betty, all of Mount Airy; sisters, Kornella Martin and husband, Donald, and Oleeta Chilton, all of Mount Airy; brothers-in-law, Reggie Smith and wife, Brenda, Dwayne Smith and Jerry Smith, all of Lumberton; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Kinnaman and husband, Bruce, of Morehead City. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate the life of Harold Bronson Brim Sr. will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Rockingham with the Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Eastside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 N. Randolph St., Rockingham, NC. Condolences may be made online at www.carterfuneral.net.