William A. Drown, 84, of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, July 9, 2010 at Elizabeth House. A native of Newark, OH, he lived in Henderson County since 1980. He was the son of the late Anna Pearce, and the husband of the late Elizabeth ìBettyî Drown who died in December, 1993. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jamie Drown. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, serving proudly in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He was a tool and dye design engineer with Rockwell International, and was the second employee hired at the Rockwell Fletcher location. He was a member and elder at First Presbyterian Church, and was active in church functions, serving as a Boy Scout leader and teaching Sunday school.
Survivors include a son, William J. Drown and his wife Gloria of Candler; a daughter, Linda Stephens and her husband Dale of Hendersonville; five grandchildren, April, Chad, Matthew, Jeremy, Zachary; ten great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 11:00 am Monday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am prior to the service in the chapel. Entombment will be private. Military honors will be presented by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post # 77, Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post # 5206, and DAV Chapter 14.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health Services, 114 College Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
May the Love of the Lord Jesus Christ confort you in the loss of your dear father, grandfather ,brother and may he hold you in the palm of His Hands until you meet him again in Heaven. This is my prayer gor all of you and the family
although you were not your true self in your final years,you were a pleasure to know. you meant so much to linda and i know she will see her “daddy” again as he once was. thank you and betty for the best friend anyone could ask for.
i hope you meet my mom,sister and brother.
Dear Linda and Family: It was a priviledge to help care for Bill over the past few years and I feel blessed to have met all of you. I will never forget his sense of humor and his quick wit. He will be missed. You all did a great job caring for Bill. You will be missed too! God Bless each of you in this difficult time.
Dale, I lift my prayers to receive in heaven the soul of this great man
I had the priveledge of knowing your father while at Rockwell. Having lost my father three years ago, I will forever enjoy the memories of my father and his presence daily. Your father will be with you daily and a constant steadfast as well. His goodwill towards man will be missed by those who had the priveledge of meeting him. The qualities espoused by him and his generation are rare to find today. make the best of your todays, he would want that for you, God Bless
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I know he will be missed.