Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) William A. “Wild Bill” Brown, 82, of Warrenton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. He was born in Staunton, Va., the son of the late Jesse Mae Rowe Brown and Luther Brown.
Wild Bill, as he liked to be called, was a lifetime Marine. He was a silver medalist roller skater and taught skating for many years. He was an avid B-western movie fan and a member of their clubs. He also enjoyed many years of bowling and was hoping to get back into bowling next year.
Funeral services were held Jan. 14, 2014, at the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C., with full military honors.
Wild Bill is survived by his wife and constant companion for 12 years, and whom he married Dec. 13, 2013, Judith Carney Brown, and by a brother, Donald Brown of Staunton, Va..
Online condolences may be made at brightfunerals.com.