George Bullard Brown

Thursday, December 6, 1934 - Sunday, September 6, 2020

Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather

Photo of George Bullard Brown  - 1934-2020

George Bullard Brown, 85, of Clyde North Carolina passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 at John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina. He was born in Franklin, NC December 6, 1934.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rosa Brown; two brothers, Frank C. Brown, Jr., Billy R. Brown; and one sister, Elsie B. White.

George is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jeana C. Brown; his children, Kevan Brown and wife Debbie Brown of Boulder, CO, Derric Brown and wife Donna Brown of Waynesville, NC, Cyrena B. Goodwin and husband Larry Goodwin of Canton, NC, and Shawn Brown and wife Caroline Brown of Clyde, NC. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Conor Brown, Megan Brown, Cydney Goodwin, and Nolan Goodwin; his great-grandchildren Benson, Gemma, and Grady; and his sister, Rometta Norris of Reardan, WA.

George proudly served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp.  He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he received a degree in Civil Engineering. George worked as an engineer and department manager for Champion International for 30 years.  He was an active member of Clyde Central Methodist Church for 54 years where he taught Sunday school and served on a number of committees. He also was a member and President of the WNC Engineering Society, Jaycees, Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader, American Legion, and Clyde Masonic Lodge. George enjoyed selling Real Estate and spending time at Lake Chatuge with his family and friends. George passed away on Labor Day weekend, a weekend dedicated to celebrating workers and their contributions to our nation’s prosperity.  George dearly loved our country, as shown through his achievements and dedication to others.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clyde Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 8, Clyde, NC 28721.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Brown family.

Condolences from family and friends

Jeana and family. Sending thoughts and prayers your way. So sorry to hear this news. Love, Robin Cabe
Robin Cabe-Smith
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Pisgah High Class of 1975
I’m am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers that the Lord will give you the grace and strength needed during this time. Much love!
Beth Easton
Jeans and Family, Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember dear George. Our most heartfelt condolences.
Angela Swartz and Family
Jeana and family - We are so sorry to hear this. We have such great memories of times with you and George - keeping you all in our prayers. Dave & Jan
Dave & Jan Ladd
To all the family, May God be with all of you during this difficult time.
Pam Ledford
My deepest sympathy to all of George's family. I know he will be missed by everyone who knew him, He was always so pleasent to everyone. A life well lived. God bless you all.
Juanita Dixon
Jeana, the FHS Class of 1954 will miss seeing you and George together at the Reunions. We are thankful of all the ones we have had together. We look to seeing George again !!!!!!!!!! May God especially show his favor to you and the family at this time~~~~ >>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9quM7CXPXjY
Richard Dryman
My sincere condolences to your dear family.
Lisa Devlin Patten
So sorry for the loss of you loved one. Prayers for the family during this time.
Beth Gray
Jeana, my heartfelt condolences are sent to you and the family. May you know peace and comfort at this time.
Barbara Monaghan
Jeana I am so sorry to hear this may God be with you during this difficult time.
Kathy Cogburn Johnson
I remember George as a good player and fun loving teammate on the FHS football team of 1950. My condolences to the family.
Charlie Thomas
Very sorry to hear . Lots of good memories of work functions and families at the lake. Wishing you well. May God bless.
Leanne & Ross Kilpatrick
We're so sorry to hear of George's passing. Sending love and prayers to you during this time of loss.
Devin and Kristi McCracken
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, George was a great man. He will be missed by all
Wayne and Sue Oates
Jeana and family. I am sorry to hear of your loss of George.
Joe Patton
Oh my - My ole high school buddy - May the Peace that Passeth Understanding keep George's family during this difficult time.
J. D. Hastings
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
Brenda and Ronnie Pace
I was saddened to hear of George's passing. I enjoyed working with him and being his "secretary" when he oversaw the building of Clyde and Hazelwood schools. I thought of him often after the job was finished and he left. My prayers go out to all of the family as George was a very special person.
Kristie Keener Payne
Much love & prayers being sent your way. May God bless and comfort you as only be can.
Dawn Hyatt
Jeana, Derric, and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Debbie Lewis
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. that is true with George. He always seemed to be glad to see you even those days when his pain was evident. Those that knew George will remember him fondly. Prayers to Jeana and his family.
Joe Williams
Prayers for all of you during this difficult time. We love you and are thinking about you.
Bryan and Stephanie Kuykendall
To The family of George Brown, I knew George only thru my calling on George when he was with Champion Papers. I called on hundreds of men and women at the mill to sell supplies and equipment. I always knew he was a. Christian by the love and kindness he would show me and everyone he would he would come in contact with. This world has lost a great man but Heaven has gained another Angel. See you soon George. Bill W.
Bill Waddell
Derric and family - Sad to read of your Dad's passing. May all the memories help you through this difficult time. Prayers for you and your family.
Randy Denman