July 1, 2009
Fred Lee Brown, 73 died Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at his home in Carthage.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM. Saturday, July 4, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Brad Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Brown was a native of Moore County; he retired in 1998 from Norfolk Southern Railway and spent his retired time between Pensacola, Fl. and his farm in Carthage.
Surviving is his wife of 52 years Ruby Brown of the home.
Sons: Anthony Neil Brown and wife Chau M. Brown and Todd Branson Brown and wife Valerie L. Brown.
Grandchildren: Jason C. Brown, Sophia E. Brown, Chloe A.O. Brown, Stella R.M. Brown and Summer E.L. Brown.
Sister: May Kennedy of Robbins and numerous friends and family members.
The family will receive friend
To Fred Family: I enjoy Fred friendship thru the Southern & Norfolk Southern Years. He will be missed.The best to his family Darrell
The Brown Family,
I worked with Fred numerous times when I was with the Mechanical Dept Staff at Southern and NS. He was always a gentleman and a pleasure to work with. My prayers are with you.
Valerie just let me know about Fred a few days ago….We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fred was my General Forman and Master Mechanic when the title meant something.I worked for Fred from 1970 at Inman Yard.Several times I have looked up to find Fred next to me on some of the hardest jobs and in some of the dirtiest places.We were both Sout
Was very sad to hear of the passing of one of the greatest railroaders of all times. He was my first boss and taught me what it means to do and say what is right. I will pary for his family.