ITEMA America, Glen Raven CUstom Fabrics, and Southern Textile Association
Mr. Brown began his textile career in 1967 at Cannon Mills as a weaver while attending high school in Kannapolis, NC. He graduated from Wingate University in 1972, served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1973-1977 and graduated from the Textile Technology Center in 1979. Over the course of his career he made tremendous contributions to the textile industry while working with several internationally recognized textile companies and their suppliers. Brown served as a director on the Southern Textile Association’s Board of Governors and was Chairman of the Southern Division of the Southern Textile Association.
Mr. Brown was known not only for his commitment to work, but also his commitment to his community. In his free time he loved attending sporting events to cheer on local children that he mentored. He was a Sunday School Teacher, RA Leader, and Deacon of West Point Baptist Church in Kannapolos, NC, Siloam Baptist Church in Easley, SC and was current member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Easley, SC. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 63 in December of 2014 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Brown, and his daughter Stephanie Brown Jackson (Mrs. Daniel Jackson) and her daughters Kayla and Megan.