Clyde Russell Brown Jr.

Clyde Russell Brown Jr.

January 27, 2022, 86, Goldsboro –

Clyde Russell Brown Jr., 86, of Goldsboro, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family.

The family will have a private family memorial service at a later date.

Mr. Brown was born in Wayne County on October 31, 1935 to the late Clyde Russell Brown Sr. and Ruth Hope Tyler Brown.  He was known to his family as “Snookie”.

Mr. Brown was a graduate of Goldsboro High School and later received his Bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University.  He served his country in the United States Army.   In his high school years, Mr. Brown was an actor in The Lost Colony and helped to clear land for the Elizabethan Gardens. He carried his love of Manteo for the rest of his life. He enjoyed fishing and floundering with his friends.  Mr. Brown enjoyed his time the most, shagging and enjoying beach music, as he called it “boogying”!  He was a member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church and was passionate about Meals on Wheels of Wayne County. 

He is survived by his daughter, Janis Smith and husband, Chuck of Greenville; one step-son, Randy Jackson and wife, Wendy of Hugo, NC; one step-daughter, Susan McCoy of Fuquay-Varina; one sister, Sally Clayman and husband, Alan of Goldsboro; three grandchildren; two nieces, Lori Whitfield of Goldsboro and Darcy Lancaster of Goldsboro and one nephew, Davey Clayman of Fayetteville.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Brown was preceded in death by the mother of his daughter and first wife, Barbara Galloway Brown and his second wife, Catherine Jackson McCoy Brown.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bryan and Tara Boyette and Laura Alley for all their care given to Mr. Brown during his declining health.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Wayne County Meals on Wheels, which Mr. Brown was so passionate about or to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.