Bill Brown
1932 - 2020
Brown, Bill

May 2, 1932 - October 20, 2020

Billy G. Brown, 88, of Greensboro, NC, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 20, 2020 in Myrtle Beach, SC. He was a very dedicated family man, affectionately known as "Pops" by his grandchildren and others. Bill was a graduate of Greensboro High School (Grimsley) and Guilford College, and was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951-1955, which included duty at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He worked for over 40 years at Cone Mills Corporation and was a church youth Sunday School teacher, choir member and deacon for many years, and also coached or help coach many youth sports teams. He was a past member of Eller Memorial Baptist Church and a current member of Westover Church.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Mays Brown, his parents Bernice and Mamie Brown, and brother Wallace Brown.

Bill is survived by his daughter Kimberly Brown, son Mike Brown (Sabine), grandchildren Courtney Carroll, Jamie Toler, and Landis Brown Hinnant (Joseph), and great-grandchildren Ryan Tully, Ireland Carroll, Jacob Carroll, and Trinity Toler. He is also survived by a brother, Jack Brown, and many in-laws and nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Homestead Hospice of Myrtle Beach for their service and care given to Bill. A private family service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Baptist Children's Homes of NC, the Alzheimer's Association, or Samaritan's Purse in Bill's honor.
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Published by Greensboro News & Record on Oct. 24, 2020.
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Jack, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I enjoyed working with him at the Printing and Sample Dept. at Cone. May God give you all comfort and peace during this time.
Everett Simpson
October 27, 2020
Bill was a close and valued friend from Cone Mills days. He was a very good human being. I always valued his counsel and opinions.
Bill McCorquodale
October 25, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I played softball against Bill for many years. I also called on him at Cone Mills. Bill was a good man and quite a competitor. May God bless you with wonderful memories. Sincerely, Ron Hartsook
Ron Hartsook
October 25, 2020
We sure are sorry to hear this. The Heath family.
Jerry Heath
October 25, 2020
We loved Bill like a brother and friend. Many great and fun memories!
Sandra and Harry
October 24, 2020
Please accept my condolences. I remember working with Billy in the data processing department at Cone Mills in the 1960's. We played some softball together also.
October 24, 2020
Extending my deepest sympathy to the family, especially to Kim. Have fond memories of this family at Eller Memorial. Praying for you.
Phyllis Barham Smith
October 24, 2020