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Charles W. "Charlie Brown" Brown II

October 28, 1948 - March 21, 2016

Charles W Brown II, “Charlie Brown,” 67, passed away peacefully at home Monday, March 21, 2016. He was born in Ohio in 1948. He graduated from Redford High School in Detroit, then went to Asbury College in Kentucky. He joined the United States Army and served his country in the Vietnam War.

He was known around Chesapeake as “Coach Brown,” for his years of coaching baseball, football, basketball, soccer and softball in Indian River. He was a member and past Post Commander at VFW Post 4809 in Norfolk. Through the years, he marched in local Veterans Day and Memorial Day parades and was a guest speaker at Indian River High School for two generations.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rose Brown and Charles Walter Brown. He is survived by his wife Nancy Brown, previous wives Shannon Hancock and Cindy Floyd, his children Tracy Brown Lane, Dana Brown Ritter and Chris Brown, grandsons Jorden Lane, Colby Lane, Brayden Lane, Caplin Brown, Gunner Brown, great-grandson Tucker Lane, and last but certainly not least, his beloved dog Lucy.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7pm, VFW Post 4809, 5728 Bartee St., Norfolk. Please visit to offer a note of condolence to the family.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

VFW Post 4809

5728 Bartee Street

Norfolk, Virginia

Memorial Information

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

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