Gordon Howard Brown, 82, of Linton and formerly of Columbia, S.C., passed away at 10:42 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006 at Select Specialty in Bloomington.
Born Sept. 23, 1923 in Franklin, he was the son of Fred Edgar and Georgia Diana (Nichols) Brown.
He was a Navy veteran on the USS Hornet in the Pacific during World War II. He attended the University of New Hampshire and received his bachelors in biology, then attended Virginia Polytechnical Institute to receive his masters in wildlife management. He worked for the South Carolina Department of Wildlife in Columbia, S.C. for approximately 17 years, during which time he worked as a Director of the Conservation Camp, a photographer for the Sandlapper Magazine and the Carolina Wildlife Magazine, and had a television show on hunting and fishing. He then worked for the University of South Carolina in the Institute of Archeology as a photographer for approximately 18 years. He later worked at the McKissick Museum as the in-house photographer for approximately 20 years. He was a member of the Sertoma in Columbia, S.C., and frequently participated in the Columbia S.C. Town Theatre, both as an actor and photographer.
Survivors include: a daughter Shelley and her husband Tom Williams of Linton; a son Matthew Brown of Columbia, S.C.; five grandchildren, Melissa Dolak, Brad Dolak, Andy Brown, Troy Brown, and Scott Brown; two great-grandchildren; and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Rick Brown, and a brother Sheldon Brown.
A private family memorial service will be at a later date.
There will be no visitation.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Margaret Cooper Public Library Building Fund because of his love of books and knowledge.
Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.