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Charles Van Brown

Memorial for Charles Van Brown

Born in Austin, Texas on Feb. 11, 1943
Departed on Jan. 24, 2013 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
11:00 am
Cemetery: Cook Walden Capital Parks Cemetery
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Charles Van Brown ws born February 11, 1943 to Vallie and Josephine (Davis) Brown in Austin, Texas. He attended Del Valle and Austin public schools, graduating from the Old L. C. Anderson High School in 1962. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized at the Corinth Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Rev. R. Q. Allen. He was a member of the St. James Baptist Church for many years before joining the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Charles and Carroll Ann Williams were joined in holy matrimony on November 21, 1964 in Austin, Texas. To this union two sons were born, Christopher Van and Clinton Avery.

Charles, always the artist, loved to draw when he was young, but stopped for many years. Upon retiring from IBM, after 20 years of service, he moved to Bastrop and took up wood carving. Teaching himself different techniques, he progressed from novice to an accomplished carver. He started with producing Afrian masks out of simple lumber and advanced to higher quality woods making intricate, detailed figurines, landscaptes and animals.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Vallie Brown, Jr., and sisters Verda Brown, Ornell Washington, Molly Porter, Faye Scales, Mary Alice Hicks, Minnie Brown, Doris Sterling and Avon Brown. Charles departed this life on January 24, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Carroll; sons Chris (Traci) Brown of Round Rock, Texas and Clint (Donita) Brown of Del Valle, Texas; granddaughters, Charlize and Camdyn Brown; brother, Thomas L. (Mary) Brown of Manor, Texas; sister, Josephine Moore and mother-in-law, Robbie Williams, both of Austin, Texas; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

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