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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God strengthen you as you face the days ahead. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Peggy and Jim Brady

“Robby, I was so sorry to hear through Debbie Drummond about the lost of your dad. I have such lovely memories of both your parents. Coincidentally,...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Merritt Rose

“Barbara, Robbie and I was so saddened to hear and read in the paper, the passing of your beloved Bill. Unfortunately, I was out of town...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Bob & Robbie Owens

“Barbara and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: David and Norma Miley

“Robby, I hope you will find some comfort in knowing many of your "old" buddies are thinking about you and your family at this time. Our thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Drummond Tomlinson

“Roderick and family. We are sorry to hear of the loss.of your father. Unfortunatley, we did not know until late today. You and your family are in...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Vicky Ammons & Family

“Gary, Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. I know your dad was very proud of all of you and loved all his grand children. I just...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Gary Keisler

“Dear Bobbie and family,I regret that Peggy & I were out of town until today. We had not heard that Bill was gone. I have so many memories of Bill...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: James A. Smith

“Dear Barbara and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. May our Heavenly Father wrap his arms around you and give you the strength you need...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Deller

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Jim and Barbara Brown

“May the love and peace of the Lord be with your family. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Brooks Crenshaw

“Roderick - I am thinking of you and your family and praying for the Lord's comfort during this time. i lost my father New Year's Eve and you just...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Dianne Edwards

“Beverly and I send our condolences and our prayers will be that we celebrate the life of our friend Gary Brown's Father. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Bob Harmon

“Dear Robby and the entire Brown family - All of your friends at Hatteras send our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Please know you are...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Chris Hunter

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Brown family. Know that the Lord is with you all today and always and that He is there to comfort you...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Pete Peters and family

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Jeff High

“Our sincere sympathy to the family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Rose & Vic Bailey, Jr.

“Sorry we didn't hear until today. We are praying for peace and comfort for Barbara and all of you since we don't need to worry about Bill any more.....Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Lee & Harvey

“To Barbara and the Brown family, I was saddened to read of the death of Bill. Barbara each time I met him he had such a sweet and gental spirit...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Earlene Tarleton

20 of 20 | Posted by: FRAN BAGWELL

William Smith Brown, 81, of 118 Calhoun Avenue, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born December 6, 1927, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late Roy Wilkins and Clarice Smith Brown. A 1945 graduate of Spartanburg High School and a 1952 graduate of Clemson University, he was retired from Alkahn Woven Labels as Director of Sales for the Southeast. While at Clemson, he was President of the Central Dance Association and President of Blue Key National Honor Society. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg where he served as a Deacon, an active leader and director in the College Department for many years, former Sunday School teacher, and Chairman of the Stewardship Campaign. He was a current member of the First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg where he was active as an Usher, a Stephen Minister, and served on various committees. He was a member of the Executive Sertoma Club of Spartanburg. A U.S. Army Veteran, he served in Japan under General Douglas McArthur. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he especially enjoyed his summer vacations with all of his family at Fripp Island. He had a special love for music and had many favorite hymns.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara Easterly Brown; four sons, Robert William Brown and his wife Mimi of Roswell, GA, Thomas Gary Brown and his wife Heath of Sumter, Cameron Glenn Brown and his wife Julie of Spartanburg, and Roderick Smith Brown and his wife Kristen of Pawley's Island; ten grandchildren, William Collins Brown, Grier Easterly Brown, Mary Heath Brown, Wilkins Smith Brown, Ellen Wimberly Brown, Scott Robert Brown, Brandon Easterly Brown, Cameron Littlejohn Brown, Logan Elizabeth Ann Brown, and Peyton Smith Brown; a brother, Cecil Rigby Brown, Sr. and his wife Barbara of Spartanburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Roy Wilkins Brown, Jr.; and two sisters, Esther Brown Brawley and Catherine Brown Abrams.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. David A. Renwick, the Rev. Dr. Kirk H. Neely, and the Rev. Robert C. Morgan. The family will receive friends following the service in the Church Parlor. A private committal service will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be William Collins Brown, Wilkins Smith Brown, Grier Easterly Brown, Cameron Littlejohn Brown, Cecil Rigby Brown, Jr., John William Brown, Scott Robert Brown, and Peyton Smith Brown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 393 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

The family is at the home.

An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.

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