CHARLES "CHARLIE" V. BROWN, 76, of Big Spring, died
on January 9, 2002 at Midland, TX, following a long
illness. Interment was in the Trinity Memorial Park.
Charles was born to William M. and Verna L. Brown on
August 8, 1925 in Pernell, OK. He was raised in and
attended schools in Ranger and Thurber, TX. Charles
graduated from Texas A&M in 1949 with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a
Veteran of the US Marine Corps serving during World
War II in the Pacific Theater.
He married Carolyn Ducker (RHS-1945) at Mineral Wells,
TX, in 1951 and she preceded him in death in 1988. Mr.
Brown later married Frankie Coleman in 1990 at Ruidoso,
He was a Methodist and had been employed in various
engineering positions from 1948 until his death.
Survivors at the time of his death are his wife,
Frankie Brown of Big Spring; a son, Bill Brown and
wife, Julie of Midland; daughters, Mary Adamson and
husband, Bruce of Ganado, TX and Catherine McMurtrey
of Big Spring; a step-son, Steve Coleman and wife,
Joyce of Lubbock; a step-daughter, Charlotte Williams
and husband, Jim of Coahoma; 8 grandchildren and 5