Walter Lee ‘Bink’ Brown

Published 3:38 pm Friday, November 24, 2017

Mr. Walter Lee “Bink” Brown, 89, of Cooleemee, died on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

He was talking about going home, and he was “packed and ready” to be with his Maker when he passed. He was a happy and joyful person and a friend to everyone. His kindness and gentle ways influenced people and won many friends. He was born Nov. 6, 1928. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Ingersoll-Rand.

Survivors: his forever love, Frances McDaniel Brown whom he married in 1954; his daughter, Tina Marie Brown West (Lowell); his brother, Clifford “Buster” Brown (Harriet) of Advance; and several nieces and nephews.

It was said that he and Frances had a “forever Love”. Their commitment to each other was evidence of God’s plan for marriage and happiness. Their 63 years of marriage was a testimony of that love.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Graham and Pearl Brown; brothers, Otis and Willis Brown; and sisters, Beatrice Chappell, Mary Foster and Helen Moser.

He was a member of the Needmore Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School Director. He and Frances loved traveling. He could see God’s beauty wherever he looked. He was especially fond of the trips out west.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov.  24 at Needmore Baptist Church, Woodleaf with Pastor David Smith and Pastor Richard Gross officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, 28144.