David Christopher Brown, 61, of Salisbury, passed away after a long-term illness on November 17, 2018.
Chris was born, reared and resided in Salisbury/Rowan area his entire life. He was a graduate of Salisbury High School (class of 1975) and was predeceased by his wife, Tammy Ludwig Brown and his mother Alice LaVerne Brown
Working the majority of his life in the commercial and residential property maintenance field, Chris was well respected as a “jack-of-all-trades” and was often called upon by family and friends to share his wisdom and skills. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need, which was often accompanied by a few antidotes that would brighten one’s day. Chris was notorious for his sharp wit and a keen sense of observation. While some may have seen Chris’s physical stature and gruff demeanor as intimidating, those that knew him best recognized, and genuinely appreciated, the heart-of-gold that accompanied his tough-as-nails persona.
Survivors include Chris’ daughter, Alisha R. Dunn (Tommie) and his granddaughter Skylar of Raleigh. Chris also had a very devoted and loving relationship with his nephew, Rick Brooks and great-nephew and niece Jordan and Carlin of Granite Quarry. Other survivors include his sister, Cherie Maroon (Wayne) who reside in Florida and his father and mother-in-law Bill and Mary Tanner of Gold Hill.
Chris will be remembered and missed by everyone he touched throughout his life. As Irving Berlin said, “The song is ended but the melody will linger on.”
Memorials can be made to Rowan Hospice and Pallative Care of Rowan County, located at 720 Grove Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.