Smiley “Doodle” Walter Brown Sr., 70, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at home on East Rocky River Road, where he lived with wife Betty Brackett Brown. He was a pilot and a retiree from Duke Power. Funeral services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shearers Presbyterian Church.
Born Sept. 6, 1937, in Mecklenburg County, he was a son of the late Whistle “Wick” Harrison Brown and Julia Johnson Brown. He was a 1956 graduate of North Mecklenburg High School, served in the North Carolina National Air Guard for many years, was a member of Williams Lodge, Past Master, and a member of Shearers Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Brown retired from Duke Power Company, loved to fly and was an instructor as well as a private and commercial pilot for many years.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Shearer Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Steve Stout officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Raymer Funeral Home, Huntersville.
Besides Betty, to whom he was married 50 years, Mr. Brown is survived by sons Smiley Walter Brown Jr. and wife Doris of Davidson, Tracy Alan Brown and wife Kim of Huntersville; a brother, Harry Brown of Concord; and six grandchildren: Smiley W. Brown 3d, Catherine Marie Brown, Michael Harrison Brown, Cameron Alan Brown, Cassidy Jo Brown, and Cayla Noelle Brown.
Memorials may be made to Shearers Presbyterian Church, 684 Presbyterian Church Road, Mooresville, N.C. 28115.
Arrangements by Raymer Funeral Home, Huntersville.