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James Robert "Bob" Brown, 70, husband of Lorraine D. Brown passed from this life Monday May 20, 2013.
Bob was born in Spartanburg County to the late James A. and Wilma J. Brown on June 12, 1942. He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years Lorraine; children, Melissa (Brett) Kahley, Jandi (Randy) Withrow, Robert (Audrey) Brown and Ami (Gene) Hinkle; grandchildren, Joshua Kahley, Grant Kahley, Savannah Kahley, Claire Withrow, Amalee Brown, Ellison Brown, Corbin Hinkle and Collin Hinkle; sister, Linda (Danny) Ard; brother Ken Brown. Also surviving is a special aunt and uncle, Martha and Paul Guy.
He graduated from Greenville High School in 1960 and attended Furman University. Bob was the owner and operator of Southern Refrigeration Inc. for many years. He was a devoted family man and worked hard for his family. All of the grandchildren called him "Happi", and it was an accurate description of him. After his retirement, he enjoyed working in the yard and gardening with his grandchildren. Bob was a past deacon, leader of the RA group and Sunday School teacher at Cross Roads Baptist Church. His legacy as a humble Christian man lives on in his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Cross Roads Baptist Church 160 Cross Roads Church Road Easley SC at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Greenville Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends from 7:00 - 9:00pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W. Lilburn, GA, 30047. www.lbda.org.
A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting www.DillardFunerals.com
The family is at the home.
Dillard Funeral Home, 2402 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens, SC.
Published in The Greenville News on May 23, 2013