Fletcher Brown passed away after a long illness on Feb. 5, 2013 in Parker, Colorado. He was 89. He was born in Clay County, West Virginia, on June 26, 1923 to Fletcher Brown, Sr. and Maude (Legg) Brown.
As a young man, he worked the coal mines in West Virginia. After serving in World War II in the Army Signal Corps, he attended West Virginia University on the GI bill and received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He worked for American Cyanamid Co. for 38 years in several capacities in Bound Brook, New Jersey, then became assistant plant manager of the Savannah, Georgia, facility and then plant manager of the Marietta facility. He retired to Winter Haven, Florida, where he was an active member of Rotary and served as Rotary president from 1994 to 1995. He was a master gardener and enjoyed photography and coin collecting. He was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church and served as deacon and elder.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bernice (Dykes) Brown; four children, Eileen (Ken) Rafuse of Manorville, New York, Jim Brown of Canyon City, Oregon, David Brown of Lindenwold, New Jersey, and Camille Brown of Parker, Colorado; one brother, Jack Brown of Belpre, Ohio; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Porter Hospice, 5020 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial, Colo. 80122 or to Winter Haven Humane Society, 555 Sage Rd., Winter Haven, Fla. 33881.
Please share your memories of Fletcher and condolence with his family by signing the guestbook at www.HoranCares.com.