James Stephen ‘Steve’ Brown

Published 8:50 am Tuesday, May 5, 2015

James Stephen “Steve” Brown, 67, of Salisbury, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 20, 1947 to the late Everette Hugh and Vetra Wilson Brown. Mr. Brown was a graduate of Davie County High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, earning a Bronze Star Medal. He was employed for 40 years at Hoechst Celanese and was active in the fire brigade. He was also in the County Line Volunteer Fire Department and later worked at Walmart in Salisbury. Mr. Brown attended Cornerstone Baptist Church and frequented Thelma’s to enjoy fellowship with fellow veterans. He was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed woodworking, crossword puzzles and flea markets.

Survivors: his 4 children, James “Jim” Brown of Mocksville, John “Johnny” Brown (LeeAnn) of Harmony, Ellie Drye (Noah) of Mocksville, and Charly Brown of Salisbury; grandchildren, Kody Brown, Mason Brown, Lyla Brown, Caleb Drye and Ashlen Drye; brothers, Bill Brown (Kay), Dale Brown (Glenda), all of Mocksville; and a sister, Nancy Norville of Charlotte.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at the VA National Cemetery in Salisbury with the Rev. Peter Newell, VA chaplain, officiating. Military graveside rites were conducted by the National Guard and the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials: Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kan., 66675.