Carl Vincent Brown Jr, (lovingly known to his friends and family as Butchie) 65 years of age, went home to Glory on October 6, 2021. He was born on November 19, 1955 in Easton, PA to the late Pastor Carl Vincent Brown Sr and Jean Carol Brown. He attended Easton Area and Whitehall High Schools where, as a stellar athlete, he was on both the football and wrestling teams. He holds the distinction of being the first African American to do such at Whitehall High School. Carl was a Lil Red Rovers coach for both football and baseball teams for many years. He was both coach and mentor to his teams. His love of football was demonstrated by his loyalty to the Easton Red Rovers, having never missed the traditional Easton vs Phillipsburg Thanksgiving Day game. He was a diehard Raiders fan, regardless of the city they were in at the time. Carl loved the Lord. He was a member of St. James AME Zion Church in Allentown, PA where he served as Chaplain of the Senior Choir, Men’s Brotherhood and any other area of the church as he was needed. As was his passion, he volunteered at many organizations in the city for the less fortunate with an energy beyond imagination. Butchie worked for James River American Can for over 25 years as a forklift operator and most recently for the Morning Call in the Easton office. He loved both R&B and Gospel music. There was always laughter and beautiful stories to tell and listen to any time friends and family gathered together. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and spirit-filled son. Carl is survived by his mother, Jean C. Brown of Bethlehem, PA, a daughter, Muriel Black of Easton, PA, sons Carl Vincent Brown lll of Easton, PA, Christopher Brown, of Easton, PA, sisters: Dr. Roxanne Brown of Atlanta, GA., Sondra Brown of Bethlehem, PA, Lisa Brown, of Bethlehem, PA, Tara Brown of Easton, PA, 3 grandchildren: Christopher Brown, Aaliyah Brown, and Carson Brown, scores of nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and a multitude of friends.
Funeral Services will take place on Thursday at 11AM in St. James AME Zion church 410 Union Street, Allentown, PA. Viewing will begin at 10AM. Interment will follow services in Easton Cemetery.
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