KINSTON - Richard Earl Brownlee, 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, July 14, 2014, with his three children at his side. Richard was born in Charlotte on June 14, 1930, to Warren Francis and Grace Rutledge Brownlee. He graduated from N.C. State University, where he met the love of his life, Anne Midgette, who preceded him in death in May of 2013. He is survived by his children, Karen B. Ham and husband Cecil, of Greenville, Richard Earl Brownlee Jr. and wife Becky, of Savannah, Ga., and Frank Brownlee and wife Michele, of Kinston; grandchildren, Nathan Rutledge Ham and wife Amy, of Wrightsville Beach, Mitchell Abbott Ham and wife Lindsay, of Apex, Cooper Brownlee Lanier and Lauren Abbott (Abby) Brownlee, of Savannah, Ga., Michael Alexander Brownlee and Adyson Marie Brownlee of Kinston, and Julia Darlene Davis and Grace Ann Brownlee of Greenville; great-grandchildren, Bryson James Ham of Apex, Rylee Cooper Deloatch and Walker Lanier of Savannah, Ga. Dick was involved in many civic activities during his lifetime, including the Jaycees, the Lions Club and ICOR. He was also actively involved in his church, Westminster United Methodist, serving as an usher, Sunday school superintendent, and Sunday school teacher, among others. Dick retired from DuPont where he was a Chemical Engineer for 36 years. He enjoyed bass fishing, playing cards and traveling with good friends until his health prevented it. He will be remembered for his quick wit and love of family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Westminster United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a
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Published in Free Press from July 15 to July 18, 2014