We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Rich-Colonial Funeral Home
We have been blessed with the life of Bobby “Pop” Brown for the past 81 years. On December 5, 2021 Bobby was called home to be with the Lord in eternal peace at Hospice of the Upstate/Rainey Hospice. He was born on November 11,1940 in Iva, SC to the late Curtis Brown and Marie Hall Hunter. Bobby attended New Deal School in Starr S.C.
Bobby began working at an early age driving Mobile Home trailers. His employment career transitioned later to Hexcel Schwebel; formerly known as Clark Scwhebel. His career there lasted for over 35 years. Bobby was recognized for outstanding and dedicated service.
At an early age he joined the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Starr S.C. He later joined St. Paul Baptist Church of Anderson S.C. This is where Bobby married his wife, Viola. Bobby joined the church and became very involved. He served as a Trustee and served on the Men’s Choir. As time progressed the Lord lead both Bobby and his wife, Viola, to join Agape Outreach Church. While attending Agape Outreach Church, he served in several different ministries such as property management ministry and the men’s bible study / fellowship group. He eventually was ordained into the Deacons Ministry serving under the leadership of his son, Pastor Jarvis L. Brown.
Another milestone in Bobby’s life was his service as Vice President of the local NAACP chapter. He was able to serve the community and make a difference in the lives of many. Bobby was a “people’s person.” He was even presented a key to the city from the City of Anderson on his 80th birthday.
He was a devoted fan of the Clemson Tigers and Dallas Cowboys.
Bobby was very popular for his famous weekend ‘horseshoe games’. The horseshoe games later lead to the ever famous “BOBBY BROWN horseshoe tournament”, becoming an annual event where people from all over would participate and receive recognition and trophies.
He leaves to cherish his memories: A loving wife of 55-years Viola H. Brown; and two sons Rev. Jarvis L. (April) Brown of Belton, SC and Franklin Brown of Anderson, SC; Three grandsons, Daniel Brown (Katie Bennett a special friend) of Pendleton, SC, Thailian Brown, and Tyveun Brown of Belton, SC; and two great grandsons, Aiden Brown and Malachi Brown; Two half brothers, William Brown, Charlotte, NC and John (Betty) Brown of Anderson, SC; Two half sisters, Carolyn Sullivan and Gale Muhammad of Anderson, SC and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Calvin Hunter, Gary Lee Hunter, Joe Billy Hunter, and Morris Brown; one sister, Barbara Barmore; grandparents, Sanders and Louella Hall, stepfather, Furman Hunter, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.