Robert F. Brown, Jr., 92, of Ravenswood, WV, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Morgantown, WV. Robert was the last surviving member of his birth family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie C. and Robert F. Brown, Sr.; brothers, Quentin and Ralph; and sisters, Eleanor, Helen and Mildred. Bob’s wife of 66 years, Betty, died on September 21, 2014.
Bob was a drummer in the Logan High School Marching Band. He loved music and parades. Upon high school graduation, he enlisted in the Navy serving on the USS Farhenholt in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Upon honorable discharge, he returned to Logan, met and married Betty, and they started their family.
Bob attended Marshall College. He loved playing bridge and poker, bowling, and shooting pool. He also enjoyed a cold beer. He was employed by and retired from Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. in Ravenswood, WV.
Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an honorable and modest man. Bob was a past member of the Masonic Lodge, Ashton #12 in Ravenswood, the Scottish Rite and the Nemesis Shrine.
Left to cherish his memory are his two children, John A. Brown of Ravenswood, and Rebecca B. Stevenson and her husband Dr. Richard G. Stevenson of Morgantown; grandchildren, John R. Brown of Myrtle Beach, SC, Christopher A. Brown of Parkersburg, WV, R. Gregg Stevenson, Dr. Sarah Stevenson McClellan and her husband Dr. W. Thomas McClellan of Morgantown; great-grandsons, Julian Brown of Parkersburg, WV, Channing Brown of Texas, Ian Brown of Myrtle Beach, and W. Thomas and Andrew S. McClellan of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017, at Ravenswood Cemetery. Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood is serving the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bob’s memory to the First United Methodist Church, 719 Flinn Avenue, Ravenswood, WV 26164.
Bob will live on in the memory of those who knew, loved and were loved by him. Let us not mourn his passing. Let us rejoice to know that his earthly labor is finished and he was prepared to go home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org; or on our website at www.roushfuneralhome.net.