Clyde R. Brown Jr., 87, of North Wilkesboro passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Lutheran Church of the Atonement, with the Rev. Roger Hull officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service at the church.         

Mr. Brown was born Aug. 1, 1932, in Rowan County to Clyde Roscoe Brown Sr. and Mary Eliza Overman Brown. He was a member of Lutheran Church of the Atonement.

He graduated from Catawba College and later served on the board of trustees for Catawba College. He was a long-term member of the Elks Club, served on the Board of Social Services and with Wilkes Cares. He also served as the chairman of the Wilkes County March of Dimes, vice president of the N.C. Lutheran men and served many years on the Atonement Lutheran Church’s church council. Mr. Brown made his career at Lowe’s Companies, where he retired.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Madge Russell and husband, Gilbert, and Mildred Brown and husband Leo, and a brother-in-law, Milton Crowther.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Hughes Brown of the home; three sons, David Lewis Brown and wife, Janice, of Efland, Martin Andrew Brown and wife, Leisa, of Gastonia and Douglas Warren Brown and wife, Melony, of Lewisville; seven grandchildren, Matthew Brown and wife, Jessie, Genavee Brown, Kristine Brown, Lee Brown, Marinn McKelvey and husband, David, Jessica Brown and Noah Brown; and one sister, Louise Crowther.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wake Forest Care At-Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697.

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