Christopher Wayne Brown, 44, of Troutville, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009. Chris was employed by the Roanoke City Fire Department for over 15 years and was the Captain at Station 1 on C-Shift. He was a second generation firefighter. His brother Mark is the Lt. on Engine 5 C-Shift and his father, Wayne (deceased) retired from the department as a firefighter. His mother retired from the Roanoke City Occupational Health Clinic as an RN.
Chris was totally dedicated to his job at the fire department, never missing a day of work in 15 years. Chris also worked for Overhead Door Co. for over 26 years. He was a source of never ending energy for his family and friends, tinkering in his garage, (lovingly called “the doghouse”) and doing yard work. There was nothing Chris couldn’t fix mechanically and was willing to share his talents with anyone, always working on friends and family’s cars and houses.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and two daughters, Caroline and Hannah. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 26 at First Baptist Church with a graveside service in Evergreen Burial Park. A reception was held at Fire Station #1 in Roanoke City.
Memorials may be made to the college funds of Caroline and Hannah Brown at Sun Trust Bank, 72 Kingston Drive, Daleville, 24083, Attn: Tonya Brown. Arrangements were by Oakey’s East Chapel.