Charlie B. Brown Jr., 87, of Charlie Brown Road, North Wilkesboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center.
Mr. Brown was born Sept. 23, 1925 in Wilkes County to Charlie Brown Sr. and Edna Fender Brown. He graduated from Clevenger Business College; retired from Carolina Mirror Corporation after 45 years as a maintenance supervisor; was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a life-long member of Bethel Baptist Church of Hays.
Mr. Brown loved to hunt, fish and listen to good bluegrass music. Among his favorite things to do were camping, picnicking and spending time with all of his family, friends and neighbors. He never seemed to meet a stranger nor make an enemy. Everybody loved, respected and will greatly miss “Charlie”, “C.B.” “Jr.” “Pa Paw” and “Daddy.”
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Irene Dancy Brown; two brothers, H. Harold Brown, and Howard D. Brown; one sister, Lorene B. Simpson; one grandchild, Larry J. Brown Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Kasey Meadow King.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Sylvia Call Brown of the home; four sons, Larry J. Brown Sr. and wife, Rosa, of Wilkesboro, Paul Brady Brown and wife, Kathy, of North Wilkesboro, Kenneth R. Brown Sr. and wife, Deborah, of Hays and Wayne O. Brown and wife, Ruth, of North Wilkesboro; three daughters, Linda B. Wagoner and husband, Jerry, Shirley B. Bell and husband, R.C., all of North Wilkesboro, and Janette B. Swaringen and husband, Danny, of Millers Creek; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one brother, R. Bruce Brown and wife, Betty, of North Wilkesboro; three sisters, Pauline Wooten Spears of North Wilkesboro, Velma D. Eller and husband, Grayson, of Abottstown, Pa., and Sue Harrold and husband, James, of Hays.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Donnie Shumate, the Rev. Ralph Shumate, and the Rev. Ivan Dameron officiating. Burial, with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Post 1142, will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30.
The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6 until 8 Friday night.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 107 Jim McCarter Road, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Swaringen, Chris Wagoner, Kenneth “Spanky” Brown Jr., Colby Brown, Matthew Billings, Jacob Billings, Joshua Bell and Tucker Ficklin. Honorary pallbearer will be Brandon Lane.
Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com.