William P. Brown, Jr., 88, of Viola passed away on January 2, 2020 at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 29, 1931 in Smyrna, Delaware to the late Lydia and William P. Brown, Sr.
Mr. Brown was a veteran of the United States Army and worked in civil service at the Dover Air Force Base for 26 years. After retirement, he enjoyed working at Sam Yoder and Sons for 17 years. Mr. Brown enjoyed fishing, gardening and doing anything outdoors, especially growing blackberries and blueberries.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Brown, who passed away in 2011. He is survived by his eight children: Lee Fetty (Melba) of Abell, MD, Florence Alexander (Roger) of Felton, Glenn Clark of Viola, William Brown, III (Debbie) of Harrington, Sherry Clark of Milford, Christine Slater of Harrington, Jeff Clark (Sherry) of Harrington and Billie Taylor (Ralph) of Piedmont, S.C.; two sisters Josephine Strittmatter of PA and Marylettie Ratzlaff of Smyrna; 15 grandchildren: Angie Goode, Jamie Cox, Christopher Brown, William Brown, IV, Laura Soule, Sam Clark, Kurtis Mosier, Matthew Clark, Sarah Clark, Clayton Clark, Christopher Fetty, Jolene Fetty, David Fetty, Jr., Donald Fetty and James Fetty; 19 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his son David Fetty, Sr. and by his sister Emily Tomlinson.
A funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, DE 19934 where there will be a viewing from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Friday. Burial will follow at Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Online condolences may be made via www.pippinfuneralhome.com.
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