Charles George Brown III
November 27, 1953 – June 3, 2018
Charles George Brown III, age 64, of 1300 27th Pl S., Birmingham, Alabama passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home. He was born November 27, 1953 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Charles George Jr. and Jeannie Barfield Brown and after moving to Birmingham as a toddler was soon joined by his brother James Stephen Brown. Charlie was a 1972 graduate of JH Berry High School and as a student enjoyed sports, Student Government and was in a band with several classmates called “Disciples of the Revolution.” At the University of Alabama Charlie was an active member of the KA fraternity and spent his summers at home working nights as a Disc Jockey for extra money prior to graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations/Communications in ’77. Out of college and after a couple of jobs in sales Charlie began working with his Dad at a family manufacturing business called Tubular Products Company. During his 35-year stint at Tubular, he quickly achieved the position of President/CEO and became an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Throughout his life Charlie always found time for music: in his late 20s he was a DJ for Birmingham’s KICKS 106 radio station working the red eye shift from midnight to 6 a.m. each weekend, and as an adult he frequently traveled to Austin, Texas to enjoy the South by Southwest Music Festival. Early in his life the extracurricular activities took on a much more philanthropic nature, starting with his volunteer work at the Crisis Center, followed by The McWane Science Center and on to Vulcan’s restoration and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, where he served as Chairman for two years and used his skill learned in business to help these organizations raise money for restoration or expansion. In 2015 he immersed himself into more musically-based projects via donations and working to raise money towards the restoration of the 100-year-old Birmingham landmark and beacon of history, entertainment and culture, The Lyric Theatre. Simultaneously he helped produce a two-CD set of music that exclusively features Birmingham-based artists and bands and chronicles the deep heritage and musical roots of the Magic City. After retiring from Tubular Products Charlie took a residence in Nashville to enjoy the musical fruits of that city and enrolled in classes at Belmont University to simply learn more about the innerworkings of the music and publishing industries. Charlie is survived by his mother, Jeannie Barfield Brown; brother, James Stephen Brown (Hala); daughters, Anna Brown Millsaps (Grant) and Holly Brown Evans (Jay); grandchildren, Henry Garrison Evans and George Chapman Evans; niece, Megan Brown; nephew, Matthew Brown; and cousin, Mike Easter. He was preceded in death by his father Charles George Brown Jr; aunts, Kathryn Brown and Caroline Easter. Services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Lyric Theatre, 1800 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203. In lieu of flowers anyone wishing to make a contribution in Charlie’s name may do so to one of the following charities: Heart Failure Society of America –HFSA 9211 Corporate Blvd. Suite 270 Rockville, MD 20850, The Lyric Theatre 1800 3rd Ave N Birmingham , Alabama 35203 or The Crisis Center 3600 8th Ave S #501 Birmingham, Alabama 35222
- Memorial Service Thursday, June 7, 2018
Charles George Brown III
June 8, 2018
Chuck aways showed genuine respect to people. I was blessed to work for him for 16 years before his retirement and I will always remember him. May God’s grace comfort the family and friends of all who knew and loved Chuck.
June 6, 2018
Condolences to the Brown family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
June 6, 2018
Will always remember Charles from Berry. He was always a kind person and a pleasure to be around. My prayers are with your family, may God Bless.