Roscoe E. Brown, age 85, of 195 Phillip Road, Elk Park, died Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Life Care Center in Banner Elk.
Mr. Brown was born March 10, 1927 in Avery County, a son of the late George and Rosetta Guy Brown. He was a member of Beech Valley Baptist Church, where he was a deacon over 40 years, and an adult Sunday School teacher for 30 years.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Pauline Presnell Johnson Brown of the home; three step-daughters, Lola Hicks and husband Jerry of Beech Creek, Leila Klos and husband John of Barker, New York, and Paulette Isaacs and husband Dennis of Elk Park; one step-son, Dallas Ward and wife Diane of Newfane, New York; five grandsons, James Horner and wife Nicki of Newfane, D.J. Ward of Lockport, New York, Brandon Klos of Newfane, Joshua Isaacs and Daniel Isaacs, both of Elk Park; two granddaughters, April Wilson and husband Scott, and Karrie Klos and husband Lalo, both of Newfane, and two brothers, Junior Brown of Hickory, and Raymond Brown and wife Margaret of Elk Park.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ellen Presnell Brown; one son, Steven Brown, and one brother, Dwight Brown.
Funeral services for Roscoe E. Brown will be conducted Sunday afternoon, February 10, 2013, at 2:00 o'clock, at Beech Valley Baptist Church. Officiating will be Reverend Bill Warren and Reverend Quincy Norris. The body will lie in state, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to service. Burial with military honors, provided by American Legion Post 130, will follow at Beech Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Hampton Funeral Service, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Saturday evening. At other times the family will be at the residence 195 Phillip Road, Elk Park.
Online condolences may be sent to the Brown family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
The family has respectfully requested no food.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28215.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.