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October 31, 1921
July 22, 2011

Fred Jefferson Brown passed peacefully on July 22, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to James "Curlee" Brown and Viola "Vallie" Love on October 31, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio. Fred attended Talladega College, and while serving in the U.S. Army, was instrumental in the training of the famed Tuskegee Airman at Tuskegee Army Airfield. Fred and his devoted wife of 66 years, Corrine A. Kirkland, of Natchitoches, Louisiana, had three children: Mary Diann Pinckney of Cleveland, Ohio; Dr. F. Philip Brown (Dr. Elaine L. Brown) and Dr. James W. Brown (Stephanie R. Brown, J.D.) of San Antonio, Texas. "Pop," as Fred was affectionately referred, was blessed with six grandchildren: Dr. Karyn E. White of Atlanta, GA; Jerry T. White (Sonya White), and Shayna Pinckney of Cleveland, OH; Jason W. Brown and Kyle S. Brown of San Antonio, TX; and Portia J. Brown of Atlanta, GA. He was also blessed with one great-grandson, Solomon White of Cleveland, OH. An avid sports fan Fred coached teams from pee-wee football, CYO basketball, to Triple-A baseball, all while working for the U.S. Postal Services. After retirement, Fred and Corrine relocated to Natchitoches, Louisiana to live a quiet life on Cane River, where he will also be interred. Fred was known for his love of sports, storytelling, and his abundant catalogues of photos and mementos of his family. His favorite parting phrase to family and friends was "keep your nose clean."
Published in Express-News on July 27, 2011
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