Walter Brian “W.B.” Brown, 87, of Union City died April 27, 2008 at Golden Living Center in Union City.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Jackson Funeral Home in Dukedom, with the Rev. Ron Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Good Springs Cemetery in Dukedom.
Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until the funeral hour Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born July 24, 1920, in McConnell, son of the late Bill and Delcie (Clark) Brown. He spent most of his childhood in the Dukedom area and was a 1938 graduate of Dresden High School. Drafted into the Army in World War II, he served in the 601st Graves Registration Company 1st Platoon, Quartermaster Corps, in the New Guinea and Luzon Campaigns, as well as three small island operations. He earned a Bronze Star and was discharged in 1945 as a staff sergeant. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was active in the American Legion while living in Tullahoma.
From 1954-66 he worked for Union Carbide in Paducah, Ky., at the USAEC Gaseous Diffusion Plant. From 1966-83, he was employed by Arnold Research Organization in Tullahoma. He retired in 1983 and moved to South Fulton. He resided at the Golden Living Center in Union City since March 2007.
He was actively engaged in the labor movement throughout his career holding several offices in the OCAW in Paducah and in the IUOE in Tullahoma. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fulton.
He is survived by two sons, Garry Brown of Albuquerque, N.M., and David Brown of Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Gae Rue Johnson of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Ginny Lou Bowen of O’Fallon, Ill.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded also in death by his wife, Mary Madgalene (McClain) Brown.
Tributes may be left online at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.
Published in The Messenger 4.28.08