Obituary of Dr. William Brown, Jr.
A Memorial Service will be held for Dr. William Brown, Jr. at Powers Funeral Home, Hwy 34, Lugoff, SC 29078 on Monday, February 28th at 10:00 am. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The Service will be officiated by Reverend Walter Taylor and Rev. Bill Howard III. Following will be a graveside service for Dr. William Brown will be held at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
Dr. Brown, husband of Betty Sue Taylor Brown, passed away February 22, 2022. Born in Obion County, TN he was the son of the late William Glynn and Louise Scott Brown.
Dr. Brown was a 1953 graduate of the University of Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Army 1953-1956. In 1957 he went on to receive his Master of Animal Breeding from Oklahoma State University. 1958 – 1970 was County Agent in Animal Husbandry for University of Tennessee. In 1972 he received his PhD from The University of Arkansas in Beef Production and Genetics. From 1972 – 1974 was an Associate Professor of Animal Science for University of Georgia. From 1974 - 1993 he was a Professor with Clemson University specializing in the field of Agricultural Research Science.
He loved his family, his morning paper, all of his dogs through the years, fishing, singing in the choir at FBC Columbia and singing in the Palmetto Master Singers of Columbia. He was an avid Clemson Tiger Fan and UT Vols Fan. He also liked grilling his famous BBQ pork with his secret Papa Bill BBQ sauce. He was an active member of Columbia First Baptist Church as a SS teacher. Music has always been special as he loved singing and worshipping his Lord and listening to his great grands sing hymns for him.
In addition to his wife of 66 years, William is survived by his son, Alan Brown (Sharon) of Warsaw, KY; son, Bob Brown (Jayne) of Memphis, TN; daughter, Susie Brown Gerrald (Phillip) of Camden, SC; son, Scott Brown (Sharon) of Camden, SC; Grandsons: Joshua Brown of Crescent Springs, KY; Jeremiah Brown of Shelbyville, KY; Will Gerrald (Caitlin) of Hickory, NC; Travis Gerrald (Keely) of Charlotte, NC; Nicholas Gerrald (Jessa) of West Jefferson, NC; Blake Brown of Camden, SC; Mary Scott Brown of Camden, SC; and great grandchildren: Henry, Theodore, Patrick, Bo and Wyatt.
Because of his love for animals, donations can be made in Bill’s name to the Thiel-Meyer Pet Adoption Center, 128 Black River Rd, Camden, SC 29020