Errol Eugene “Bud” Brown, 73, of New Cumberland, WV transitioned from his temporary earthly life to eternal heavenly life on July 15, 2021. Bud was born September 2, 1947 in Sistersville, WV the son of Fred and Frances Dye Brown. He lived his early childhood in New Matamoris, Ohio. After the death of his parents, Bud moved to Weirton, WV to be raised by his dear aunt and uncle, Zelma and Bill Dye.
Bud graduated from Weir High School in 1965, attended West Liberty State College until being drafted into the Army. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam being awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Bud worked as a supervisor at both the former Quaker State now Ergon, Inc. refinery in Newell, WV.
Bud married Ronda Charlene Unger Brown on May 15, 1970 and were blessed with two wonderful children and four beautiful, precious granddaughters. Bud was always happiest when he was in the company of his children and granddaughters.
Bud served over 50 years in several fraternal and charitable organizations. He is Past Master of Masonic Lodge #22 AF&AM in New Cumberland; past Commander of Weirton Commandery #14; Past High Priest of the York Rite, Hancock Chapter #30; Member of the Wheeling Scottish Rite; past Director of the Royal Order of Jesters (ROJ), Past Patron of Weirton #147 Order of the Eastern Star currently serving as Associate Patron; active Member of the Osiris Shrine; Past President of Northern Panhandle Shrine Club and Past President of the Tin Lizzie Patrol. As an acknowledgment for his dedicated service, Bud was awarded the Knight York Cross of Honor (KYCH). He was an active member and trustee of the Point Pleasant United Methodist Church where he was a member of the adult Sunday school class.
Bud was honored to serve in all of these capacities and truly enjoyed driving his Tin Lizzie, little red car, in all the area parades.
He was proceeded in death by two brothers, Bill and Al Lallathin.
Bud is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlene; son David (Sheryl) Brown; daughter Jennifer (John) Fayak; four loving granddaughters, Sydney and Sarah Brown, Lindsey and Lexie Fayak; sister Sharon Moore; brother Jon Brown; brother-in-law Kenny Unger and his furry companion Sadie.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio 43953 on Monday July 19 from 3 pm to 7 pm with Masonic and Eastern Star services at 6:30 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 am with Reverend Sharmune Burgess officiating.
Bud’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Valley Hospice for all the care provided.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children by visiting: www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc.
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