BROWN, WILLIAM A. May 25, 1926 to March 9, 2012 William, known to family and friends as "Bill" or "W.A.," was born in Jellico, Tennessee to Don and Estell Brown. He was the middle of five children. His Navy career began when he enlisted at the tender age of 16 in 1942. He served on the U.S.S. Intrepid in the Pacific during World War II
as well as in the Korean War
on the U.S.S. Bataan. He retired after 21 years as a Senior Chief to settle with his family in San Diego. In his second career, William was a successful salesman for Buel-Town and Van Waters and Rogers of laundry and dry cleaning chemicals and supplies to the Navy and local businesses. William was a member of the Blackmer Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Al Bahr Shrine, the U.S.S. Intrepid Association and the Fleet Reserve Association. He enjoyed fishing, motor-homing, restoring antique cars and growing fruit trees. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, June, and survived by his children, Roger, Denise and Jennifer, his grandchildren Kerry and Emilio and his sister Betty Rose.