Monday, October 16, 2006

The passing of a wonderful man of God; Dr. Woodrow Brown

Yesterday (Sunday, October 15, 2006) at 5:20 PM Dr. Woodrow Brown went home to glory. He had been a student here at PBTS after WWII and had graduated in 1948. He began teaching right afterward with his teaching degree which he acquired before the War. Dr. Brown was born in 1918. He had just wrote a book entitled Father's Faith which I posted earlier. The funeral will be on Friday in West Virginia. I will update this post with a link to his obituary when it comes online. Keep his family in prayer. At the end of an email from his daughter she said..."He is now in heaven drinking Dr. Pepper and eating strawberry milkshakes!" He is now in no pain whatsoever in the presence of the King of kings and the Lord of lord that he has served for many years.

UPDATE 10-17-06: Here is the Obituary of Dr. Woodrow Brown:

Obituary for Woodrow I. Brown

Rev. Woodrow I. Brown passed away Sunday, October 15, 2006 at his home in Dunnsville. He was born on October 2, 1918 in Peebles, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alma Louise and six children, Ralph G. Brown and wife Penny of Clatskanie, Oregon, Anita Harrower and husband Gordon of Dunnsville, VA, Mary Thurber and husband James of Richmond, VA, Lois Anderson and husband Robert of Pleasanton, CA, David C. Brown and wife Chris of Winchester, VA and Becky Stivers and husband Mike of Fairmont, VA; twenty grandchildren, fourteen great-grand children and one great great grandchild.

Rev. Brown attended Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, graduated from Practical Bible School (now Davis College) in Johnson City, New York, earned a Master's and a Doctorate in Christian Education from Antietam Bible Seminary in Hagerstown, MD. He taught at Davis College for 15 years and served as Pastor for several churches in New York, California and West Virginia, then went back to the classroom at Antietam Bible College for 12 years teaching on-campus classes as well as a satellite class in the Tearcoat Church of the Brethren in Augusta, West Virginia. Author of "Father's Faith", he has given over 60 years to the Lord's work as pastor and teacher. He wrote two years ago "If I fall asleep before the Rapture, I want the undertaker to put a smile on my face, and I want these words put on my tombstone; 'Shhhh, I'm listening for Michael's trumpet'."

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 19, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at McKee's Funeral Home in Augusta, West Virginia. Services will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at Tearcoat Church of the Brethren in Augusta, West Virginia at 11:00a.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Rappahannock Christian Church in Dunnsville at 11:00a.m.

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