Milton 'Bucky' Brown

Aug 29, 2014

CLYDE — Milton “Bucky” Brown, of Clyde, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, after 88 years of a joyful life.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gladys Chadwell Brown, of Sturgeon, Kentucky; children, David Brown and Becky, of Asheville, John Brown and Carolyn, of Sarasota, Florida, Beverly Brown and Mary Beth Braker, of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Stephanie Brown, of Berkeley, California, Laura Brown, of Corvallis, Oregon, Matt Greene, of Asheville, and Austin Greene, of Raleigh. Bucky is also survived by several caregivers, most notably, Robin Owens, Wanda Bryant, Logan Mathews and Cherish Kennedy.

Born and raised in Clyde, Bucky was the son of Clifford and Annette Brown. He is predeceased by brothers, Bruce, Clifford Ernest and Mark, and sisters, Hilda Myers and Gladys Coman.

Bucky was a WWII veteran who served proudly in the U.S. Navy as the purser on board the USS Gadsen in the South Pacific. He then returned home to Clyde, where he devoted the rest of his life to serving his community. In addition to his position as the first chairman of the Clyde Chamber of Commerce, this service included 35 years as a rural mail carrier for the Clyde Post Office; over 60 years as director, vice chairman and chairman of Home Trust Bank-Clyde Savings Bank; 12 years on the board of directors of Haywood County Hospital; and a life-long commitment to Clyde First Baptist Church as a devoted member, chairman of the board of deacons, chairman of the board of trustees, and Sunday school teacher and superintendent.

Bucky was an avid fisherman and especially loved Fontana Lake; he also gloried in Chambers Mountain, which he loved to view from his window or deck. Although he enjoyed traveling, he always said that Clyde was the most beautiful place on Earth.

Funeral services and visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Clyde First Baptist Church, followed by a reception and celebration of life in the reception hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Milton and Gladys Brown Scholarship Fund at the Clyde First Baptist Church.

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