Charles Allen Brown died on October 12, 2020 in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He was 88 years old.
Charlie was born in Mansfield, Ohio on February 12, 1932, the eldest son of Lloyd Austin Brown and Jessie Conway Brown.
Charlie is predeceased by his parents, his brother, Lawrence Brown, his wife Sue Burghalter Brown, and his daughter, Robin Bitzer.
He is survived by his daughters, Sheila Kinser and her husband, Darrell Kinser; Stacey Watson and her husband, Glenn Watson. Additionally, his six grandchildren, Rebecca Daily, Rachel Custer, Brittany Kinser, Caitlin Kinser, Lee Smalt, and Kendle Watson; his five great grandchildren: Connor, Gage, Rayce, River, and August. Finally, he leaves behind his dear friend, Kathryn Moller.
Charlie graduated from Miami University in 1953 where he also met his future wife, Sue Burghalter. They married on August 1, 1953 and they spent a lovely 62 years together prior to her death in 2015. After graduating from Miami University, he spent 21 years in the United States Air Force as an Information Specialist. He was a Vietnam Veteran for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. His time in the military also included producing commercials and albums. Following his time in the military, he continued his career in information specialty at General Dynamics and Brevard College
In his free time, Charlie enjoyed golf, genealogy, Celtic history, and reading anything he could get his hands on. Charlie will be dearly missed by the family and friends that loved him and, while they are sad to see him leave this earth, are eternally grateful for all of the time they had with him.