Robert Lee Brown, Sr.

January 13, 1940 - October 20, 2019
Robert Lee Brown, Sr.

Robert Lee Brown, Sr. age 79, of Wilmington, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at his home.

He was born on January 13, 1940, in Wilmington, NC, the son of Russell and Nellie Padgett Brown.

Robert worked for many years as an Automobile Mechanic.

He is survived by wife Edith Purdy Brown; daughter Catherine Jackson and husband Gary, son Robert Lee Brown, Jr.; 2 grandchildren, grandson Robert Preston Russell and granddaughter Peyton Jackson. Also survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters and their families; brothers are James, Donald, and Morris and sisters are, Betty Williams, Brenda Robbins and Neldine Brown and many nieces, nephews and extended family and his devoted dog Bella who stayed by his side.

Together with his parents he was preceded in death by 3 siblings, Mary Catherine, Charles and Homer Brown.

No Services are planned at this time.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • October 22, 2019
    Barnhill Family lit a candle:
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  • October 23, 2019
    Roger & Anne Henderson says:
    Edith, we were saddened to learn of Bobbys passing. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.