In Memoriam

Robert "
Bob" Brown

1/83d Artillery

Rest in Peace

Lest We Forget



Robert "Bob" Brown  (Deceased 11/30/2021)

Veteran of HQ, 1/83rd Artillery 1968.

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Robert "Bob" A. Brown, a longtime resident of Huntsville, passed away at his home on November 30, 2021. Bob was born January 23, 1936, to William and Gladys (Wilson) Brown and attended Norris, TN High School and Arlington's Washington and Lee High School before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps immediately upon high school graduation.

After serving in the Marines, he attended college at Jacksonville State University where he received his bachelor's degree in Math and a Regular Army commission in the U.S. Army in May, 1961. Bob later returned to his alma mater to complete a master's degree in Business Administration in 1971.

Bob retired from the Army in 1986 after 25 years of service. During his military career Bob served two tours in Vietnam after completing Airborne and Ranger qualification training and was awarded numerous medals to include the Air Medal, Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He completed his Army career at Redstone Arsenal and received many additional honors to include twice being awarded the Legion of Merit in recognition of his service.

Bob continued to serve his country after retiring from the Army as a defense contractor at a variety of companies in Huntsville to include Defense Acquisition, Inc. (DAI) where he was co-founder and co-owner. During this second career, Bob established many long-lasting relationships with his colleagues leaving an indelible mark on the Huntsville community.

Bob's retirement years were spent doing the things he loved most to include working in his garden, fishing, watching and talking about Tennessee Volunteer sports, and spending cherished time with his family. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bebe (Whitaker); children, Cynthia Brown (Brian Simes) and Rob Brown Jr. (Anne); grandchildren, Robert Brown III and Elizabeth Brown; and brother, Bill Brown. No services are planned.

Please visit and sign Bob's online guest book and leave a message or condolence for his family at: Bob Brown Guest Book 


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