Obituary: William Reginald Brown

Published 5:23 pm Monday, January 3, 2011

BROWN, Mr. William Reginald, 89, a life long resident of Lapine went to his home in heaven on December 24, 2010.

He was born on December 8, 1921 and was a teenager during the Great Depression, often saying the family did not notice a difference when the depression started or ended.

He was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Army in the European theatre of operations.

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He worked in the timber and lumber industry most of his career and retired from Holman Lumber Co. in 1983.

He will be remembered for his quick wit, ready smile, and ability to tell a good story that was just right for any and every occasion.

He loved being with his family and friends, gardening, gospel singing and satisfying his very hearty appetite.

He was a long time member of the Salem Church of Christ, and a great example of a humble Christian man.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 am Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at the Salem Church of Christ with Ministers Charles Sipper, Caleb Cochran,and Don Myers officiating.

Interment followed in the Church Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Mr. Brown is preceded in death by three sisters, Grace Mullins, Dorothy King and Mavis Cauthen and a brother, Glenn Brown.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Florence Duncan Brown; two sons, Reggie (Valera) Brown and Frank (Donna) Brown; five grandchildren, April (Josh) Thomas, Erik (Ashley) Brown, Amber (Alec) Breaud, Alecia (Kevin) Ohnemus, and Mitch Brown; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Luthenia Smith and Fay Nell Posey; two brothers, Kenneth (Patsy) Brown and Henry T. (Dean) Brown; sister-in-law, Bobbie Brown; brother-in-law, Grady Cauthen; and a host of devoted extended family members and friends who aided him and Florence over the last several years.

Active pallbearers were Erik Brown, Mitch Brown, Matthew Pouncey, Randall Brown, Joe Eiland and Ricky McElwain.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Salem Church of Christ, % Matthew Pouncey, 6902 Bowden Road, Honoraville, AL 36042 or to UAB Health Systems FOT 1236, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-3412.