Irland Vascombe Brown, 90, passed away April 19, 2023.
He was born in Leicester, North Carolina, and lived in Hendersonville, North Carolina. After high school, Irland volunteered to serve our grateful nation by enlisting in the United States Air Force. During his service Irland became a skilled mechanic and continued after returning home. He was an instructor at Blue Ridge Community College for a number of years.
In his free time, Irland enjoyed attending Gethsemane Baptist Church of Hendersonville where he was a member. Inspired by bluegrass and gospel music Irland learned to play several instruments and was in the musical group Green River Boys. He spent time building and flying aircrafts.
Irland was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife Dorothy S. Brown, five sisters and one brother. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Sheila D. Pletcher and her husband Mark W. Pletcher of Hendersonville; and a grandson Kenneth W. Pletcher also of Hendersonville.
A funeral service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, April 23, 2023, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home Memorial Park, Hendersonville, North Carolina, with Pastor Danny Pridmore officiating; a visitation will be available one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial donations for Irland Brown may be made to Gethsemane Baptist Church,1315 Old Spartanburg Rd, Hendersonville, NC.
Sheila I’m so sorry for your loss, we thought the world of Ireland he was a good friend and neighbor, we will miss him , and him and I had some adventures for sure when he dropped the axle on him arm he wouldn’t blet the ambulance take him to the hospital he got me to take him and then the plane crash, he loved flying and I know he is flying in heaven now , my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family
I had the honor to meet Mr. Brown on several occasions and frequently, heard stories of his musical talent, flying adventures, and member of the Green River boys.
Mr. Brown has been surrounded by a very devoted and caring family. He was blessed by the love and care-giving and from his daughter and son-in-law.
I am sending all my strength and love to his entire family and friends during this process of grieving.
Praying For Everyone!
Prayers and thoughts for the family. I grew up playing music with Ireland and my dad.Lots of special memories from that, and Ireland gave me my first bass guitar.,he was a good musician and a will miss his humor and jokes we use to tell each other. He was a good Christian man and influenced my life a lot.
Our sincere sympathies are extended to you and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.
Gwen and Dean Hammes, Thelma Vaughn and Susan Vaughn-Hix
We loved Irland. He was such a sweet and wonderful neighbor. We are sure he is playing some kind of instrument in Heaven. Prayers to the family. Rick and Kim Woody
So very sorry to read that Irland has passed away. He was a fellow teacher friend and we send our thoughts and prayers to family and friends.
Shelia and Family,
I’m very sorry of your Dad’s passing. He was a great Christian man and a great mentor. I had the privilege to be a student of his at Blue Ridge Community College in the Automotive program. He was a very intelligent person but more so a knowledgeable and practicing Christian! His musical talents were superior. I will greatly miss him. We’ll continue to pray for you all for comfort. We will see him again!