Lieutenant Colonel William John Brown, US Army Retired passed away on March 22, 2023 at his residence in Milford, Delaware. Bill was born on December 17, 1939 in Baltimore to the late James E. Brown, Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Brown (nee Enders). He graduated from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in 1957 with an emphasis in carpentry and millwork. Bill enlisted in the US Army in 1959, graduated from MD Army National Guard Officers Candidate School in 1965 and Army Logistics Management College. He served as a Logistics Manager in government service and as a Battalion Supply Officer as an Army Reserve Officer. Bill retired from the Army as a Lt. Colonel in 1999 after 34 years of honorable service. His other jobs included, security Platoon Sergeant on a Nike Hercules missile site, Army driver, building and maintenance manager, repair parts specialist, Exchange detective and greeter, and a carpenter apprentice. Bill had the gift of gab and would undoubtedly talk to anyone he met. He also had a love for animals, especially his pet dogs and cats. He was a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and a former season ticket holder of the Baltimore Colts. He enjoyed western movies and classic country music. Bill was a Lifetime member of The American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Louella “Becky” Brown; his children, Brian Brown and his wife, Carol, Scott Brown and his wife, Anne and Nicolle Canapp and her husband, Michael; his step-son, Frank Walker and his wife, Virginia; his brother, Gary Brown and his wife, Irene and their children, Garrett Brown and Bethany Hill; his grandchildren, Christopher Brown, Nate Canapp and Elizabeth Brown, he is also survived by numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Brown.
The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, 1 2nd Ave. SW (at Crain Hwy.) on Sunday, April 2nd from 1-3 pm. A Funeral Service will follow at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 9 AM.