Walter Brian Brown
Walter Brian “W. B.” Brown, 87, of Union City, died Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Union City.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Funeral Home in Dukedom, with the Rev. Ron Cox officiating. Burial will be Good Springs Cemetery, Dukedom.
Brown was born July 24, 1920, in McConnell, son of the late Bill and Delcie Clark Brown. He the widower of Mary Madgalene McClain Brown. He spent most of his childhood in Dukedom, was a 1938 graduation of Dresden High School, was a World Ward II U.S. Army veteran serving in the 601st Graves Registration Company 1st Platoon, Quartermaster Corps in the New Guinea and Luzon campaigns. 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 1954-1966 he worked for Union Carbide in Paducah, Ky., at the USAEC Gaseous Diffusion Plant. From 1966-1983 he was employed by Arnold Research Organization in Tullahoma and retired in 1983 and moved to South Fulton. 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 First United Methodist Church in Fulton, Ky.
Survivors include 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 Brown of O’Fallon, Ill.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be left online at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.