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“Sending sincere condolences for your family ... Franklin Dale ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Franklin Dale - Morganton, NC

“I just learned of Steve's passing. I am so sorry for the family! I have so many fond memories of riding bikes with Steve. I know he will be missed...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Keith Lawson - Morganton, NC

“My Condolences To The Family ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Michele Patterson - Pensacola, FL

“Sasha and I grew up together & I can't imagine the hole that this has left in her life & the life of her children. She loved her Dad & he loved her....Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Misty Simmons - Morganton, NC

“I do not know where to begin. Steve and I grew up together and we had some fun times in his first car, an orange 58 Chevrolet Bel Aire 348 4 speed...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jimmy Donald - Connelly Springs, KS

“Ride free on the wind ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Tom Perry

“Sweet Sasha and family,I am so, so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I will always remember him pulling up in your yard on his motor cycle (usually...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Belle Good Ross - Morganton, NC

“I cannot begin to imagine what my teenage years would have been with out this man's involvement. From learning appreciation for music that I had...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Robin Daves Stephenson - NC

“I'm so very sorry at the ofUr Father.Remember my sweet Friend that u will see him again. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Greer - Morganton, NC

“We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Tammy Fulford - Weaverville, NC

“How very sad to lose a longtime friend. Steve and I graduated together from VHS. Although I haven't seen Steve in a very long time, I treasure the...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda P. Shuping - Valdese, NC

“I love how Steve had a nickname for everyone, mine was " Bread" or "Bread woman". His love for the open road and adventure was apparent. His love for...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: MARITTA FREEMAN - Granite Falls, NC

“Sending my thoughts, love and prayers to the family. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Sonia Kirchharr - Pensacola, FL

“Steve drove me to my chemo treatments back in the summer of 2008. Once, we even went on his motorcycle! The nurses weren't too happy about that! He...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jodi Fisher - Morganton, NC

“Always enjoyed having steve as a customer at quality plus.he always had a kind word and was a nice guy. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Tracy Johnson - Morganton, NC


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
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.

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