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“God's Speed Dave, you are missed. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Lierley - MT PLEASANT, SC

“I was so saddened when I heard of the passing of this sweet man. My heart goes out to you Fran and your family. We have spent many great times...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Cheryll Tanner - Friend

“RIP old and dear friend. You will be missed. Blue side up!!! ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Bob (Loophole) Malone - Macon

“Although I never personally met Dave; I definitely felt the love and admiration Danilee has for her Dad. I have so enjoyed hearing all of the stories...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Andrea VanOrden - Flower Mound, TX

“To Fran and family, I was so sorry to hear of David's passing and want to express my sympathy. Although I know Fran from exercise and different...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mayrelle Semken - Hollywood, SC

“A wonderful 50 years! We were blessed to know Dave! ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Betsy and Jennings Garbade - GA

“Condolencias for your loss. Dave was a great man. We all loved and admired him ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Alicia Tijerina - Arlington, TX

“Heartfelt sympathies to Fran and family. May the love, prayers and support of your family and friends bring comfort during this sad time. Rest In...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Ray - Big Canoe, GA

“Dave was a great pilot and good friend. He will be missed, but never forgotten. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Steve DONOVAN - Woodstock, GA

“So sorry, Fran. He was such a great guy. So much fun to be around. He will be missed ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Cheryl and Larry Smith - GA

“Dave you will be missed, you are a great American and had an infectious personality. Rest easy sir, slow salute. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Nicholas Ehlinger - Sumter, SC


David Carlton Brown, Jr was Born on Monday, January 27, 1947 in Raleigh, NC to David C. Brown and Julia Miller. He grew up a beach boy, fishing and rockin' to the oldies in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

After graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 1969, he took flight that same year to pursue his life long dream of aviation and joined the AirForce where he became a distinguished graduate from Officer Training School and went on to graduate #1 in his Flight Class School . Serving 5 years in active duty, he flew C141's in Vietnam and around the world. Dave continued his service in the reserves for 15 years where he retired as a Lt Colonel.

In 1976 he was hired on with American Airlines and in 1978 moved his family from Charleston , SC to Dallas, TX. Through his tenure with AA he escalated to the rank of Captain and became known for his smooth landings. When Dave retired in 2003, he and his wife returned to their home base of Charleston.

An avid Miami Dolphin fan, golfer, boater & beach lover, he was one who never met a stranger. He loved to talk and was often known as the life of the party with his stories and infectious smile.

David affectionately known as Dave, Brownie & Poppy completed his final check ride and passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Frann Brown and children Shelly Hardin (Tommy Hardin), Jill Mangold, Christopher Mangold and Danilee Brown (Sean Hoyle); Grandchildren Katy, Eric, Chad, Julia, Josh, Blake & Chase.

Services for Lt Colonel Brown aka Captain Brown will be held at 2:00pm Sunday at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

To view the funeral service please visit the following: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/D9DNDBNRQG55RKGP

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Wounded Warriors Project or St Jude's.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.