OBITUARY

Charles H Brown Jr.

May 28, 1928July 7, 2011

Charles Hunt Brown, Jr. died from leukemia at his home in Dunwoody surrounded by his family on July 7, 2011. He was 83 years old. Charlie was born May 28, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Judge Charles H. Brown Sr., and Marie Stead Brown, formerly of Macon, Georgia. His father was a football star at Vanderbilt University and coached for Alabama Southern. Charlie inherited his father’s love for the game and played for Ramsey High School in Birmingham, earned a scholarship to play on some of the greatest teams with the legendary Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity. He earned his masters in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech in 1951 and upon his graduation served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserves during the Korean War. He pursued his life long passion for football and officiated as an umpire in the SEC for fifteen years. He was a member of many organizations, not the least of which were The Touchdown Club, The University Yacht Club at Lake Lanier, a life member of the Capital City Club and a past Commander of the United States Power Squadron of Atlanta in which he attained the highest ratings. He was self-employed as a manufacturer’s representative in industrial and outdoor lighting throughout the southeast and enjoyed snow skiing, boating and amateur radio. He retired in 1997. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Phyllis Clarke Brown, his daughter, Lyn Brown Hunt (Lowry) of Madison, Georgia; daughter Cheryl Brown Sykes of Sandy Springs; and son, Charles Hunt Brown III of Atlanta and three grandchildren and three great grandsons. He is also survived by his step-children, Reba Clarke Totten (Donald) of Asheville, NC and Amanda Susan Clarke of Chicago, Il, all of whom he loved dearly. The funeral will be held in the Chapel at Dunwoody United Methodist at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11th with Dr. Wiley Stephens officiating. The family will receive visitors at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Internment will be in the Brown family plot in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama; graveside services well be held at approximately 3:00 pm CDST and will be officiated by the Reverend David Melton. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Community Action Center; www.ourcac.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 11, 2011

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 11, 2011

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July 11, 2011

Charlie Brown was truly a gentleman.

He also knew football. If there is a
game going on up there, he will surely
be officiating. Love to Phyllis.
Karin and John Schwartz

July 11, 2011

Good Ole Charlie Brown was what I called him. He called on me for at least 15yrs in lighting/emgineering. Always enjoyed seeing and talking wth him. He was a most pleasent, honest and ethical man. I know family will miss him. The world needs more like him. It was my pleasure to has known Charlie.
Ray Williams

July 10, 2011

Charles and I were teammates at Ga Tech, one time they took our picture with Charles snapping the ball to me (I PLAYED QB)CALLED IT "BROWN TO BROWN" AND IT WAS IN THE aTLANTA PAPER THE NEXT DAY.I cannot atrend the funeral as one of my Sunday School memers is having his Funeral at 11am today too. Joe E. Brown

July 9, 2011

Anne will always remember the pleasure of seeing Charlie and Phyllis when she arrived at Church on Sunday mornings--always they were friendly, cheerful and helpful. Ed and Anne will always remember all the ways that Phyllis and Charlie have been helpful to them and to so many others. God bless you, Phyllis. Ed and Anne Francisco

Ralph & Carol Gibson

July 9, 2011

Dear Phyllis,Ralph and I are so very sorry about the death of Charlie. We have not seen you 2 in several years but think of you often. God bless you and your family...Love, Ralph and Carol Gibson

Brittany S (1Peter5 :7)

July 9, 2011

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY