Spencer Brown, age 93, of Crumpler, the Chestnut Hill community, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Born on September 18, 1924 in Ashe County to the late Walter and Tincie Reynolds Brown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife: Virginia Delp Brown, two brothers: Garland Brown and Burl Brown, two sisters: Dorothy Weaver and Logean Fox, two half-sisters: Cashie Moore and Virginia Sturgill, and one half-brother: Vince Brown.
Spencer retired from Sprague Electric Company. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Battle of the Bulge. He served as deacon at Chestnut Hill Baptist Church, where he was a member for 75 years.
He is survived by: two sons and daughters-in-law: Larry and Joan Brown of Crumpler; and Roger and Brenda Brown of Jefferson, one daughter and son-in-law: Kathy and Meredith Roark of Deep Gap, four grandchildren: Patti Workman and husband, Mark, of Grassy Creek; Katina Wilcox and husband, David, of Crumpler, Brady Brown and wife, Kelly of Lansing; and Angie Roark of Advance, NC, one step-grandson: Devin Phipps and wife, Ashley, of Winston-Salem, NC, three great-grandchildren: Evan Halsey of Hickory, Matt Halsey of Statesville, and Savannah Wilcox of Crumpler; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 1:00pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Pastor Chris Cox and Rev. David Fox. Burial will follow in Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Military Rites. The family will receive friends from 11:00 – 1:00 pm prior to the service at Ashelawn.
The family requests no food please. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial gifts made to: Chestnut Hill Baptist Church, c/o Joan Brown, 1310 Clifton Road, Crumpler, NC 28617.
Words of remembrance or condolence may be viewed or sent to the family through our website, www.ashelawn.com.
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mr. Brown’s arrangements.