John Roland "Pete" Brown
The Spartanburg Herald-Journal on 2/3/2008.
PACOLET, SC-- Mr. John
Roland "Pete" Brown, age 83 of 171 Briarwood Drive, Pacolet,
SC went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 1, 2008 at Spartanburg
Regional Restorative Care after a brief illness.
Mr. Brown was born in Goucher, SC December 25, 1924, a son of the late
B. Fred and Ruth White Brown. He was a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist
College where he was Captain of the Basketball Team.
Mr. Brown also was a graduate of Wofford College where he was a member
of Kalpa Alpha Fraternity; a catcher on the Baseball Team and later went
on to play baseball with the Red Sox Minor League Team.
He served as Personnel Director for Glendale Mills and later became the
first Personnel Director of Kohler Co. - Spartanburg Plant when it began
it's operation in 1957. Mr. Brown retired from Kohler Co. after thirty
years of service and was an avid racing fan.
He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church where he was a member of
the New Covenant Sunday School Class. Mr. Brown was a Veteran of the U.S.
Army having served in World War II.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Barbara Watson
Brown; a son, Randy Brown and his wife Pam of Boiling Springs; a sister,
Carolyn Brown of Pacolet; a brother, Bobby Brown and his wife Eugenia
of Union and a granddaughter, Kristen Brown of Boiling Springs. Mr.
Brown was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Bailey.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, February 3, 2008 at Morningside
Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC conducted by the Rev. Dr. Kirk Neely.
Burial will be in the Goucher Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors.
Active pallbearers will be Benji Brown, Richard Brown, Robert Brown, Greg
Newton, Dennis Adams and Doug Coleman.
The family will receive friends in the Church Welcome Center of Morningside
Baptist Church immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Morningside Baptist Church,
897 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302 or to the Goucher Baptist
Church, 415 Goucher Creek Road, Gaffney, SC 29340 or to the Cherokee Springs
United Methodist Church, 2870 Chesnee Highway, Spartanburg, SC 29307.
The family is at the home, 171 Briarwood Drive, Pacolet, SC 29372.
S. R. Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)