Robert Wesley Brown, beloved son of Ruth Ann Davis-Brown and the late Wesley Brown, Jr. was born in Bethesda, Maryland on September 8, 1959. On June 20, 2020, Robert entered eternal life at the age of 60 years old. Affectionately known as Buddy, he was the second eldest of three children.
Buddy began his early education in Washington, DC, Prince George’s County, MD and then attended Julius West Junior High School, Richard Montgomery and Rockville High Schools in Montgomery County. He was a proud graduate of the Rockville High School Rams, Class of '77. Prior to his graduation, Buddy took interest in joining the military as did several of his friends. He enlisted in the United States Army and left for Basic Training and was assigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia in June of 1977. Following boot camp Buddy was then stationed at Fort Lewis in Seattle, Washington for Communications Training and then spent several years overseas stationed in Germany. He served six years in the Army and Army Reserves and was Honorably Discharged as a Communications/Specialist 4 in 1983.
After serving his time in the Army, Buddy returned to Rockville, MD where he worked in retail and commercial banking throughout the DMV. He then joined Peak Technologies in Columbia, MD and worked as a Logistics Coordinator where he was employed for 18 years. During his tenure there he was promoted into Management. In 2002 he was transferred to Chicago to perform logistics for their Midwest regional office. Upon leaving Peak Technologies several years later, Buddy then worked for the Montgomery County Government Public Library System. He worked as a Driver/Clerk delivering media and materials to libraries, colleges, and including a prison within the Montgomery County and all throughout the State of Maryland. He enjoyed working for the County and was a proud employee and received many awards of excellence over the years.
Buddy cherished his relationship with his Mother, and brothers. He enjoyed numerous conversations with his Mother, where they shared a bond where trust, love and God were often the topic of conversation. They loved reflecting on family good times of the past. He held a special place in his heart for his brothers Wayne (Vic) and Adam. Buddy loved football and grew up a Minnesota Vikings fan and later, the Washington Redskins. They shared their love of football, NASCAR, basketball, and baseball. He and Adam enjoyed attending the Washington Nationals victory parade when they won the World Series Championship. Buddy genuinely enjoyed spending his leisure time with family by attending family reunions, cookouts, and parties. On the Brown side of his family whereby his Grandparents have over 50 Grandchildren, Buddy was affectionately known as “number 2”, as in the second oldest grandchild. The family’s first-born grandchild, Janet “Sweetie” Brangman is “number 1” … and they are sure to let you know it every chance they had! He had admiration and the utmost respect for the Patriarch, his Uncle Chris Orynsaye. Their trust and love ran deep.
In 1997, Buddy became the proud father of his son, Tyson Christopher, his pride, and joy. Buddy was an excellent father and understood the importance of being a parent. They shared a love for movies, by going often to the movie theater, or just watching them at home. Other good times included trips to the beach and watching sports.
In October of 2019, Buddy married his long-time love, Carol. He was the gatekeeper for their home in Damascus, Maryland. He was excited about gaining a daughter. He interrogated Sharlita's male suitors over the years. She knew it was for her good. He gave Carol and Sharlita cooking lessons, especially for steaming shrimp and Alaskan crab legs. Later in life, Sharlita tried her own recipes and Buddy was happy to be her taste tester. He shared his love of sports with Carol. They enjoyed the friendly competition of choosing their potential winners for the NBA, NFL and March Madness playoffs. Wherever he was on a weekday at 5:35pm, he tuned in for Huggy Lowdown on the Donnie Simpson Radio Show. Buddy enjoyed good music and could recall the words for several old school R&B classics. He'll tell you he couldn't sing, but he could keep you on the dance floor all night long. Special moments included spending time with family and friends. Buddy loved God. He demonstrated God's love with anyone that crossed his path...perfect strangers! The neighborhood children affectionately called him "Mr. Rob". He thought of them as his "little rascals". Special bonds were made over the years. He pumped air in bike tires, basketballs and footballs regularly. He was always there to lend a hand.
Buddy had many special lifelong friendships from back in the day to today. Cherished are David Wade, Lewis Thompson, David Cooper, Allen Howard, James Stevenson, Eric Ferrell, Tim Ferrell, George Swales, Brian Howard, Barry Payton and Bruce Taylor. They all shared good times and lot of laughter.
Buddy leaves his:
Wife, Carol Clipper Brown
Son, Tyson Christopher Brown
Step-Daughter, Sharlita Corum
Brother, Victor Wayne Davis (Capri)
Brother, Adam Troy Brown (Robin)
Brother, Jermaine Brown (Freda)
Mother, Ruth Ann Brown
Mother-in-Law, Rev. Ella Hawkins Clipper
Brother-In-Law, Keith Hawkins (Lorna)
Sister-In-Law, Sabrina Hawkins (Roger)
Sister-In Law, Veena Clipper
Goddaughter, Diamon Swales
And a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins
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