South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 5288


House Resolution
Sponsors: Reps. T. Moore, Alexander, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bauer, Beach, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brewer, Brittain, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chapman, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Collins, Connell, B.J. Cox, B.L. Cox, Crawford, Cromer, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Forrest, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gibson, Gilliam, Gilliard, Guest, Guffey, Haddon, Hager, Hardee, Harris, Hart, Hartnett, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Hyde, Jefferson, J.E. Johnson, J.L. Johnson, S. Jones, W. Jones, Jordan, Kilmartin, King, Kirby, Landing, Lawson, Leber, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Magnuson, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, Mitchell, J. Moore, A.M. Morgan, T.A. Morgan, Moss, Murphy, Neese, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, O'Neal, Oremus, Ott, Pace, Pedalino, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robbins, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Schuessler, Sessions, G.M. Smith, M.M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Vaughan, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow
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Introduced in the House on March 20, 2024
Adopted by the House on March 20, 2024

Summary: Robert Earl Brown Sr., Sympathy


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3/20/2024 House Introduced and adopted (House Journal-page 18)

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To remember and celebrate the life of Robert Earl Brown, Sr., of Spartanburg and to extend the deepest Sympathy to his loving family and many friends.


Whereas, the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives were saddened to learn of the death of Robert Earl Brown, Sr., at the age of 87 on January 18, 2024; and


Whereas, born on October 13, 1936, Robert was the son of Ellis Edward and Jeanette Crocker Brown. He was the owner of Robert E. Brown Grading and Landscaping, Inc., and was the fire chief of Glendale Fire Department from 1976 to 2017. The Glendale Fire Department was established in 1958, and he joined the next year in 1959. He and his wife donated the land for the Glendale Fire Department substation on Bethesda Road and his sons and grandsons followed him in the fire service. For his efforts, Robert was inducted into the Spartanburg County Fire Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2000 and received a resolution from the South Carolina House of Representatives honoring his service and dedication to the Glendale Fire Department and community; and


Whereas, Robert made many contributions to his community beyond his service to the fire department. He was an avid hunter and donated game to Hunters for the Hungry, an organization run by volunteers which aims to feed hungry families with venison donated by hunters. Additionally, Robert served in the South Carolina National Guard for eight years and was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church where he served as a deacon; and


Whereas, Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Ann Bailey Brown; sons, Richard Ellis Brown, Robert E. Brown, Jr. (Teresa), and Larry W. Brown (Sharon); sisters, Mary Elizabeth Mullinax, Martha Simmons, and Wanda Hawkins; brother, Jimmy Brown; grandchildren, Jacob Brown, Matthew Brown, Cody Brown, Megan B. Grigg (Brandon), Alysia Breitenbach (Andrew), and Robert E. (Trey) Brown III (Shelly); great-grandchildren, Morgan B. Sanford (Caleb), Richard Jacob Brown, Jr., Cameron Grigg, Bailey Grigg, Hudson Grigg, Micah Breitenbach, McKenna Breitenbach, Mason Breitenbach, Mabrey Breitenbach, Alayna Brown, and Abbigail Brown. He was predeceased by his siblings, Edward Ellis Brown and Louise B. Fleming, and a daughter-in-law, Miranda S. Brown. Robert was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Now, therefore,


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:


That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, remember and celebrate the life of Robert Earl Brown, Sr., of Spartanburg and extend the deepest sympathy to his loving family and many friends.


Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Robert Earl Brown, Sr.


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