Fred "Steve" Brown

  • Born: May 17, 1947
  • Died: November 17, 2020
  • Location: Glen Alpine, North Carolina

Heritage Funeral Service

1507 E. Main Street
Valdese, NC 28690
Tel. (828) 874-0411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Fred Stephen "Steve" Brown, 73, of Glen Alpine, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Mission Hospital McDowell.
Steve was born May 17, 1947 in Valdese, a son of the late Norman and Faye Hughes Brown. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, David Lee Brown and nephew, Aaron Lee Brown.
After his years serving in the US Army from 1966-1974, most of his career was spent as a truck driver and he retired from PCA as a dispatcher. Steve held great interest in many things such as his love for music, camping, his dogs, discovering new destinations on his motorcycles, and diving into all things history. Steve never met a stranger and left a lasting impression with everyone he encountered. He had a deep love for his family whom he thoroughly enjoyed spending time and going on many adventures with.
Steve is survived by his wife of 53 years, Karen Rostan Brown, daughters, Stephanie "Leroy" Brown Carroll, Shannon "Bertha" Brown Clark and husband Doc "Holiday", Sasha "Amber" Brown Freeman and husband Justin "Ishnay"; grandchildren, Cody "Elvis" Houston and wife Amber "Ashley", Corey "Maddawg" Houston, Kelsey "Kell Brown" Culp, Kala "Lil boy" Culp, Carter "Freebird" Freeman, Chesnie "Baby" Freeman, Camlin "Mousey" Freeman, Ariel "Earl" Clark, Coty "Bond" Clark and wife Stacey; great-grandchildren, Calen "Curley" Clark, Finley "Friendly" Clark, and Crew "Smiley" Clark. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Sharon Brown, brother-in-law, Alan Rostan and wife, Rita, sister-in-law, Susan Harrell and husband John; numerous special nieces and nephews; and two fur babies, Callie Alabama and Blue boy.
A receiving of friends will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
Memorials may be made to A Touch of Grace at 1371 Piedmont Rd. Morganton, NC 28655
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Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.