Wilbur F. (Fred) Brown, Sr. 86, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on May 27, 2020 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Fred was born in Huddleston, Virginia on July 10, 1933 to the late Cole and Ethel Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lottie, daughter Wanda Roszak of Earlysville, and sons Wilbur F. Brown, Jr., of Lynchburg, David and his wife Cheryl of Lynchburg, and Donald and his wife Rosann of Mechanicsville. Fred is also survived by his grandchildren Justin Brown of Richmond, Jared Brown and his wife Jessica of Lynchburg, Anne Roszak of Earlysville, Martha Roszak of Arlington, Elizabeth (Libby) Brown of Arlington, Samuel Brown of Atlanta, Georgia, and Emily Brown of Mechanicsville. Fred is further survived by his sisters-in-law, Carolyn Crouch and her husband Riley and Frances Brown, all of Huddleston, and many nieces and nephews.
Fred was a long-time member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local Lodge 45, the Loyal Order of Moose and Grace Memorial Episcopal Church. He was also an avid gardener.
In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by an infant son, a sister, Agnes Krantz and her husband Emmett, brothers Lewis and his wife Virginia, Dennis and his wife Kay, Lonnie and his wife Lena, Carl (Pete), Dewey (Brat) and his wife Ruth, Odell and his wife Nancy, and Paul, and son-in-law, William Roszak.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Virginia Memorial Park, Forest, Virginia. The family will receive family and friends on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Diuguid Funeral Service, Waterlick Chapel.