Brown, Hilary "Doug", Jr.

World War II Veteran Was 50-Year Member Of Red Bank Masonic Lodge #717

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hilary “Doug” Brown, Jr., 84, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.  

He retired from DuPont and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.  Doug was a 50-year member of the Red Bank Masonic Lodge #717 F &AM, 32 degree Scottish Rite and member of the Alhambra Shrine Temple.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Brown; four sons, Douglas, Alan, David and Stephen Brown; six grandchildren, Rogne Brown, Jr., Cathy Brown, Lucy Leigh Brown, Eric Mackeson Brown, Sophie Lane Brown and Gracie Sue Brown; great-grandson, Alan Michael Neal; stepsister, Jane Studer and half-brother, Quillan Perkins. 

Services will be private.  

Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.  

Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 


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