William Martin Brown “Bill”, of Apple Drive, Pearisburg, departed this life Monday evening, January 25, 2016 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg after a long illness. He was a long-time member and Deacon at Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead and was employed as a welder at Fairchild. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Frank L. and Lena Lawson Brown.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and beloved wife Martha Ann Martin Brown; his brother Frank Brown Jr. and his wife Kathryn Brown; his brothers and sisters-in-law Billy Gene and Eloise Martin of Vienna, MD, Donald and Billie Jo Martin of Pembroke, Mike and Sarah Martin of Pembroke, Brenda and Bobby Younce of Pembroke.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 31, 2016, at 3 pm in Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the services. Entombment will take place at 9:30 am at Birchlawn Abbey, Pearisburg, Monday, February 1, 2016. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made in Bill’s memory to Riverview Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 219 Big Stony Creek Road, Ripplemead, VA 24150. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com. 540-626-7221.