Robert Brown was born on June 21, 1939 in Hartsville, South Carolina. He was the loving son of the late Howard and Martha Washington Brown. He received his education in the public schools in the area. He later entered into the United States Army serving until he was honorably discharged. He attended and graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. Robert was employed as a chemical chemist with Cytec Industries until retirement.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Vickie D. Smitherman- Brown of Charlotte, NC; One daughter, Deborah Brown of Charlotte, NC; One stepson, Lemuel Brown of Charlotte, NC; Siblings, Betty Jean Kearney of Warrenton, NC, Lena (Joseph) George and Mary Brown both of Hartsville, SC; and JoAnn Curtis of Schenctady; a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, and
other close relatives and friends.