Estil Herbert Brown

December 18, 1931June 25, 2018

Estil Herbert Brown, 86, of Stevensburg, VA passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 in Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Brown was born in Stevensburg, VA to Herbert Clinton Brown and Nellie Elizabeth Hicks Brown, December 18, 1931; served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War; retired as a teacher from the Fairfax County Public School System; was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church; and was a Redskins fan, holding season seats for a long time. Surviving Mr. Brown is his wife, Marjorie Aylor Brown; his daughters, Sharon B. Spengler and her husband Frank and Deborah E. Holt and her husband Robert; his brother, Danny Crane; his grandchildren, Dagny, Alex, Robin, Anna, Genova and a great-granddaughter, Penelo. Funeral services will be held in Hopewell United Methodist Church, Lignum, VA Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Evans. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clark Taylor, Tommy Aylor, Mathew Taylor, David Huffman, Chipper Crane, and Tommy Allen Crane with Jim Weaver and Ralph Hancock as honorary pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell United Methodist Church. Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Brown family through The Brown family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


  • Hopewell United Methodist Curch


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Interment Friday, June 29, 2018

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Richard Bradley

July 20, 2018

Marjorie - my condolences to you and your family on the passing of Estil. As a newcomer to Lee, he made me feel welcome as a math teacher and coach. Always enjoyed his humor and most important the pointers given the new kid. I also enjoyed the fall he came back on the field to coach with me guiding the Lancer freshmen. May he rest in peace.

Maryanne (Tuck) Yergovich

July 10, 2018

The family must be so proud of the life of Mr. Brown. He was an excellent and well-remembered teacher for some many at Robert E. Lee High School. He prepared me for "permutations and combinations" of college math, which I first struggled with, but finally mastered. It sounds as if he made a happy life in Culpeper and touched so many lives through his teaching skills and good heart.

Jack Baumgartner

July 9, 2018

One of my Dad's good friends.

Susan Hartline

July 8, 2018

Coach Brown was quite simply the nicest man I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was my Math teacher for two years at R E Lee High School, and was able to take a subject that I hated and turn it into something I enjoyed. He was caring, compassionate, had the most delightful sense of humor and was patient with his students. He was the reason I majored in Math once I made it to college. He will be missed.

Richard Schoen

July 8, 2018

Coach Brown was the consummate Southern gentleman. He possessed an encouraging and warm persona and always made you feel that he was interested in how you were getting along. It was the 1960's and a great time to be at Lee. He was a neighbor who only lived five houses from mine. When I would see him away from school he was always the same. His positive attitude was contagious and made you feel good. I was fortunate to have known him and he will be fondly remembered. He was the best of the best.

Roxanne Edwards

July 7, 2018

Estil was my math teacher at R. E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA in 1966. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. His classroom was a warm and inviting place, even though math was often a tough sell for teenage minds. He was eager and earnest in his instruction. He also had a fair share of crushes, me included. Ten years after graduation we bought our first married lfe house on Giles Place at the opposite end of the street from his house...and in a sad commentary on suburban living, we did not discover he lived there until the very day after the moving van came for them to leave. It was a big regret I never got to tell him how much I loved his teaching and example as a human. Be sure that, as you all know, his legacy at Lee was a fine one.

George Bond

July 7, 2018

Coach Brown was a terrific math teacher and coach at Lee High School. More importantly, Coach Brown was a great human being and made a positive impact on my life back in 1961.

Bly Brown

June 29, 2018

'Uncle E.' always had a smile and a kind word. He and my dad, 'Stanley,' joked and laughed their way through life. I always loved seeing them having fun together as close brothers. Sending our heartfelt sympathy to Aunt Marge, Sharon and Deborah. Love from Bly, Bill, Austin, Colleen, Eleanor, William, Corinna, Keith & Miles

Cindy Kerns

June 28, 2018

Will forever remember Uncle Estil’s smile and story telling. There was always love and lots of laughter at The Farm when all the family was together. Amazing memories and can only imagine the wonderful reunion in Heaven. Love and hugs to Aunt Margorie, Sharon and Debbie. ❤️

Jeff Crane

June 27, 2018

Estil was such a wonderful gentleman who always made you feel welcome and had a witty sense of humor about him. He was an outstanding athlete in his younger days at Culpeper. Prayers to Marjorie and his children.
Jeff and Kathy Crane