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Watson Turner Brown, 92, went home to the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.

Mr. Brown was a Gloucester native and lived there his entire life.

As a teenager, he worked on the ferry that connected Gloucester and Yorktown. Later, he ran the Amoco gas station in Gloucester Court House before going to work at the Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, until his retirement in 1989.

In his younger years, he was the Gloucester Fire Chief, helping to build the original firehouse. He enjoyed square dancing, camping and traveling with his wife, family, and friends. He was a lifelong member of Newington Baptist Church. 

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Sarah Brown, and siblings Robert, Eldridge, Vernon, Billy, Louise, and Sarah.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Caroline Barter Brown; his son, Richard T. Brown (Linda); granddaughters, Valerie Brown Winfree (Norman), Jennifer Brown Young (Aaron); great-grandchildren, Max (Alyssa), Allison, Chase, and great-great-granddaughter, Kynleigh Rae; siblings, Leola Hogge, Jack, Marvin (Jean) Brown, Mary Ann Jenkins, and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2-3 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester. A memorial service began at 3 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Gloucester Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1417, Gloucester, Virginia 23061.

Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.