Ralph "Dr Fastwax" J. Brown "Dr Fastwax"

January 9, 1954March 31, 2013
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Ralph John Brown “Dr Fastwax” Ralph Brown, 59, of Charlotte, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 with his wife and daughter at his bedside. He was born in New Weston, OH on January 9, 1954 to Florence Brown and the late John Brown. He was employed by Continental General Tire Co. for 30 years and for Composite Resources as General Manager for 12 years. He enjoyed boating, racing, and spending time with his family. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Terrie Brown; his daughter Lindsay Dawn Brownand her husband Charlie Blanton; his sister Melissa Yates of Indianapolis, IN. He is also survived by four nieces, one nephew and several great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 13110 Moss Road, Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends following the service. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Neuro ICU unit at CMC Main in Charlotte, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC.


  • Service Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ralph "Dr Fastwax" J. Brown "Dr Fastwax"

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Forrest Marshall

March 29, 2014

We will never forget Ralph....we still talk about him and the kind of man he was and how special he was to us and so many others. Ralph and your family will always remain in our hearts.

Forrest & Donna Marshall

Anne Repan

March 28, 2014

You are in our thoughts still daily. We miss you so much.
Your friends forever, Anne and Don

James Rippy

March 10, 2014

We are coming up on the closing of the Guest book. You will never be forgotten.

James Rippy

December 2, 2013

You are not forgotten Rip

James Rippy

August 10, 2013

I know you are looking down and watching over your loved ones and soon to be grandchild. We love and miss you RIP

July 5, 2013

Ralph- Sam Lewis and I decided that Heaven is an even more shining place with your passion for cleanliness and neatness. We miss you. Rip

James Rippy

June 15, 2013

Ralph we will never forget you rip

Sandra Graham

April 24, 2013

We just found out yesterday and are so saddened. Our beach friends have become our extended family and our hearts break for you. May God watch over you and keep you strong. We are here for you.

Don & Barbara Sabin

April 24, 2013

Terrie, we too, just learned about Ralph last evening. We only met you both during the 2011 SXM trip, but I never met a man who I so connected with after exchanging just a few words! Our condolences and all of our best wishes to you and all of your extended family.

April 24, 2013

Terrie-Lindsay I think of Ralph daily- He will always be in my thoughts Memories never die. Rip