|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1930|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 2013|
Col. Allen W. Brown, Jr., U.S. Army Retired, 82, of Orlando, FL, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013.
Born September 23, 1930 in Trinidad, CO, he was the son of the late Allen W., Sr. and Thelma (Sproats) Brown.
He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University and later a Master's Degree in Hospital Administration from Baylor University.
He served in the United States Army for over 30 years. During his career, he was stationed throughout the United States and Europe. Locally, he served as Dental Commander at Fort Ritchie, MD from June 1965 until July 1969. While in Europe, he held the largest Dental Command, having overseen 22 clinics and more than 100 dental officers. Prior to his retirement in 1985, he served as Dental Commander at Fort Bragg, NC. One of his proudest accomplishments during his military career occurred when he served as project manager for the construction of the dental clinic at the new Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C.
Following his retirement, his love of Disney World led him to seek employment there for a short time. He later returned to dentistry where he practiced for the United States Navy for ten years.
He was a member of American Dental Association, American Association of Dental Schools, Association of Military Surgeons and Masonic Lodge#916, Mannheim, Germany.
He is survived by his wife of over 45 years, Mrs. Joyce Joan "Joy" (Helm) Brown; three children, Gary Brown of Salt Lake City, UT, Darryl Brown of Denver, CO and Laura Sternath of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his aunt, Vivian Biser of Waynesboro; and his very special friend, Dodie Moats of Waynesboro.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Pete Brown.
Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 15, 2013 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 South Broad Street, Waynesboro, with the Rev. Dwan N. Newsome officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post #1599, Chambersburg.
The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service in the funeral home.
Allen W. Brown (1905 - 1997)
Thelma Bell Sproats Brown (1908 - 1984)
Green Hill Cemetery
Created by: Gary Snowberger
Record added: Apr 12, 2013
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