October 15, 1928 - December 3, 2021
CPO William Arnold Brown, Jr., US Navy (Ret.), 93, of Columbia, died Friday, December 3, 2021. Born October 15, 1928, in Winter Garden, FL, he was a son of the late William Arnold Brown, Sr. and Mary Greene Brown. Mr. Brown was a US Navy retiree who honorably served his country for more than 21 years. Following his military career, he was employed for 31 years as the manager of the Employment Security Commission Credit Union. Mr. Brown was a current member of Jackson Creek Baptist Church and former member of Dentsville Baptist Church, where he previously served as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher, chairman of finance, as well as numerous other roles during his 50-year membership. Mr. Brown enjoyed woodworking, reading, and studying the Bible. His greatest loves were his family, his country, and his church. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Nellie Grace Howard Brown; children, Alan Brown (Becky) of Blythewood and Kathy Davis (Bill) of West Columbia; grandchildren, Ashley Mitchke (Nick), Kaitlyn Brown, and Nicholas Brown; great grandchildren, Elizabeth Mitchke and Michelle Mitchke; sister, Barbara Zipperer of Lady Lake, FL; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Roy Brown and Mildred Varnado. The funeral service for Mr. Brown will be held at 12:30 o’clock Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Jackson Creek Baptist Church, 7778 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223. Burial will follow at 2 o’clock at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the funeral service beginning at 11:30 o’clock. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Dr # 301, Cayce, SC 29033 or Jackson Creek Baptist Church.
CPO William Arnold Brown, Jr., US Navy (Ret.), 93, of Columbia, died Friday, December 3, 2021. Born October 15, 1928, in Winter Garden, FL, he was a son of the late William Arnold Brown, Sr. and Mary Greene Brown. Mr. Brown was a US Navy retiree... View Obituary & Service Information
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