Billy Joe Brown

February 17, 1938 ~ March 21, 2020 (age 82)


Mr. Billy Joe Brown passed peacefully into his Heavenly home at the home of his daughter and son-in-love, in North Myrtle Beach SC.

“Bill” was born February 17, 1938 to Charlie Franklin and Myrtle Estelle Brown in North Wilkesboro. Bill loved fixing and repairing things.  He was a skilled carpenter and a great mechanic. He spent most of his years working as a service manager for Froelic Cadillac in Winston-Salem and Yadkin Valley Motor in North Wilkesboro.  He retired from Lowe’s Hardware in 2002. He was a member of Fairplains Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and chairman of the building and grounds committee until declining health.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Barbara Lambert Brown; twin grandsons, Matthew and Michael Paul Key; brothers, Earnest, Harrison, Raymond, Wade and Wayne; sisters, Nancy (Duck) Anderson and Judy Alexander.

He is survived by his daughter Susan Key and husband Michael of North Myrtle Beach, SC; son, Billy Ray Brown and wife Renee of Sophia, NC; granddaughters, Lindley Key of NY, NY and Brittany Brown of Sophia, NC.;  grandson, Christopher Brown of Sophia, NC; a sister Ruth Mitchell and husband Tommy, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12 PM at Scenic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends from 10:30 am until 11:30 am at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home prior to the service. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to be made to Living Water Baptist Church, 1569 Hwy 9E, Longs, SC 29568 or Fairplains Baptist Church, 141 Fairplains Church St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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March 24, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Reins Sturdivant
270 Armory Road, P.O. Box 1428
Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Memorial Service
March 24, 2020

12:00 PM
Scenic Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
545 Morvain Falls Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697


living Water Baptist Church
1569 Hwy 9E, Longs SC 29568

Fairplains Baptist Church
141 Fairplains Church Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659

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