Charles Brown

In Memorial

Hatteras, NC

Captain Charles L. Brown sailed his final journey on Friday, March 14, 2014.  He was born on April 17, 1945 in Morehead City, NC.  He will join his father, Roy Shavender Brown and mother, Hilda Wood Brown.

He is survived by his family, which he was most proud of;  his wife, Diane Waldrep Brown, his only son, Christopher Heath Brown and daughter-in-law, Jessica Brown of Jupiter, FL, and his two daughters, Annie Laura Brown and Savannah Catherine Brown of Hatteras.

He attended Cape Hatteras School and continued on to UNC Chapel Hill, before serving his country in the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles.  He was a devoted Captain of the sea, starting his first charter job at the age of 10 and received his captain’s license at age 19.

A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Davenport officiating and Rev. Dwight Burrus assisting.  A reception will follow at the Hatteras Community Center.  Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 442, Hatteras, NC 27943.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  1. Lorraine H. Burrus

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I pray for comfort, peace and Gods grace to enfold you in the days ahead. I am available if you need anything. Love, Lorraine

  2. Susie Austin

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in all the wonderful memories you have. They will be a comfort to you in the days ahead.

  3. Ana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

  4. jinny mcbride

    I have been doing flowers on hatteras island for over 25 years. Charlie was the only father who walked in with his daughter’s prom dresses, in all those years, to pick out flowers for her proms. he also came for a huge bow to place on his daughters car that was to be a gift. he was so proud of his girls. when heath recently married he was here about tuxedos, and proud that heath had waited for the right girl, “just like I told him do!”i remember him saying.
    he truly loved his wife and his family and I will really miss him. my thoughts and my prayers are with you.

  5. Jennifer & Bill Stowe

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We have many memories of Charles from school days up to graduation. We are sad that he had to leave so soon but he is now at peace.

  6. Penny Veal

    Charles will be missed.We lived on the back road all our growing up years,and have known Charles all my life, and I know how much he will be missed by his family and friends. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Chyrel Brown Austin

    So many great memories of Charles as we all grew up together. My thoughts and prayers to Diane, the girls and Heath.

  8. John Nickerson

    Heath and family, I’m very sorry for your loss. Although Charley and I had lost contact a few years back,I considered Charley my friend and his seamanship skills were beyond reproach. He was his own man. My friend will be missed. Many good memories. I know he was very proud of you all and the island. My thoughts are with you.

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