Fred Wilson Brown Jr., 69, of Statesville, N.C., passed away peacefully on Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House.
Junior was born March 22, 1951, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Fred Wilson Brown Sr. and Nellie Cass Brown. He was a graduate of North Iredell High School and on October 15, 1977, he married Darlene Edwards Brown, who survives, of the home. He was retired from Best Distributing Inc. after 37 years and was a member of Yadkin Baptist Church.
Junior loved his family, his church family and his friends. He loved his weekly dinners and card nights with his family. He was an avid sports fan, especially watching NASCAR, but the thing he enjoyed the most was spending time with his two grandchildren. He loved taking them fishing, listening to gospel music, collecting cars and being the first car in line at Celeste Henkel Elementary School to pick them up after school.
In addition to his wife of 42 years, Junior is survived by one daughter, Amy Brown Anderson (Rhyne) of Statesville; two grandchildren, Ty and Templeton Anderson; four sisters, Betty Karriker (Bill), Juanita Brown, Reba Dishman, and his twin sister, Teen Hoke; father-in-law, Sherrill Edwards; two brothers-in-law, Gene Edwards (Denise) and Wayne Edwards; and special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Swanie Snyder.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Burgess and Rev. Phillip Crider officiating. The family will visit with friends on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Junior will lie in state at Troutman Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Grimm and her staff, Dr. Hatharasinghe and the staff at the Gordon Hospice House. Memorials may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County and online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.