WEAVERVILLE– Obie Hollister “Brownie” Brown, age 94, of Weaverville, died Friday, December 15, 2017.
Mr. Brown was born June 12, 1923 in Madison County and was a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life. He worked in a CCC Camp in Washington State before serving in World War II in the European Tour. Obie was a member of First Baptist Church Weaverville and the Weaverville Lions Club where he served as president for several years. For 35 years he bowled weekly. He previously worked for Gilbert/Hickory Printing Group and Blue Ridge Printing Co. Preceding him in death were his wife of 66 years, Peggy Sluder Brown who died in 2014; as well as nine brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his children, Daryl Brown and wife Dolores of Waxhaw, Lisa Davis and husband Ray of Asheville, Dana Brown of the home, and Dale Brown and wife Michelle of Fairview; grandchildren, Drew Brown and wife Lisa, Kevin Davis and wife Bailey, Sean Davis and wife Alicia, Corey Brown and Shelby Brown; also six great grandsons.
His graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in West Memorial Park with Rev. Dr. Billy King and Rev. Lee Roy Denton officiating.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Brown’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Memorial Park
Tuesday December 19th, 2017
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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Shelby Shields lit a candle for Obie Hollister "Brownie" Brown
Shelby Shields lit a candle on Dec 20 2017 08:43:26 PM
Dale, Dana, Lisa, Daryl and families:
From our shared youth until today, know that old friends are holding you in our hearts. Sending love to you all on the passing of your dad - a great man.
Submitted by Chris Mathis on Dec 18 2017 08:11:55 PM
Hal Case lit a candle for Obie Hollister "Brownie" Brown
Hal Case lit a candle on Dec 18 2017 07:21:13 PM
He was our only surviving uncle, and I became quite fond of him as the years went by. I will miss him.
Submitted by Hal W Case on Dec 18 2017 07:20:06 PM
I'm deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my last uncle, a truly unforgettable man. He and Aunt Peggy were the "Ozzie and Harriett" of the Brown family, a beautiful family filled with mutual love and respect for each other. A man of faith, evident in the way he led his family, and he was rewarded with a long and peaceful life.
Cousins, I weep with you, but because of God's only begotten son, Jesus, we do not have to weep like those who have no hope! [IThess.4:13]
Submitted by Ernest Brown on Dec 18 2017 12:27:54 PM
So sorry to hear of Mr. Brown's death. He was such a gentle soul and always so pleasant on our brief stops. We will miss him. Judy and Toni, Tuesday Meals- on-Wheels.
Submitted by Judy Creed on Dec 18 2017 11:46:06 AM
he lived an exemplary life. He and Peggy were roll models to try to immitate. I am proud to have had him as an uncle.
Submitted by Alan Case on Dec 18 2017 09:51:52 AM
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