STA Southern Division Chairman Steve Brown Passes Away

Steve Brown, sales manager, Itema America Inc., recently passed away. Brown had a long history in the textile industry, and was heavily involved with the Southern Textile Association (STA). Following is a letter sent by STA’s Secretary/Treasurer Lillian Link to  members to inform them of Brown’s passing along with a link to his obituary.

Southern Textile Association
December 13, 2014
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of STA Southern Division Chairman Steve Brown this past Friday, December 12, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, S.C.
Steve served STA as Chairman of the Southern Division and also was a Director on the STA Board of Governors.  He also served as Chairman of the Bingo committee at our Annual Meetings, he loved to poke fun at everyone who came to play.  Steve had a huge heart and showed his love of people everywhere he went.  He was a mentor and father figure to many children over the years.  Steve was known to everyone as “Wonder Boy” and was truely one of God’s great wonders.
Steve is survived by his wife, Nancy Brown; daughter, Stephanie Brown Jackson and husband Daniel; two granddaughters, Kayla and Megan Jackson; a special aunt, Elizabeth Parks; and numerous cousins.  
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Mt. Airy Baptist Church, 210 Mt. Airy Church Road, Easley, SC  29642.  Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Carolina Memorial Park of Concord – Kannapolis, 601 Mount Olivet Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Robinson Funeral Home – Powdersville Road, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC  29642, and from 6:30 until 8:30 on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Lady’s Funeral Home, 268 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Complete obituary

Steve will be greatly missed. Please keep Nancy and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Lillian Link
Southern Textile Association

Posted December 16, 2014

Source: STA