Charles Chuck E. Brown, 71, of Lodi, died Feb. 16 at his residence. He was born on Sept. 14, 1931, in Sacramento where he was raised.
Mr. Brown married Betty L. Brown after serving two years in the Air Force. He was owner and operator of Browns Broadway Tire Service in Sacramento until moving to Springfield, Mo., in 1976. He owned and operated Central Tire Service in Springfield until moving back to California in 1990, when he opened Browns Wholesale Tire in Lodi. He moved to Lodi in 1994.
He was a member of the International Tire Retreaders Association. He enjoyed boating.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Brown of Lodi; son, Danny E. Brown of Tennessee; daughters, Deborah Bradwell of Kentucky and Patricia Akins of Tennessee; brothers, Larry Brown of Sheridan and Terry Brown of Lake Oroville; sisters, Kay Bennefield and Beverly Quigley both of Sacramento; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services and inurnment will be private.
Gierhart-Wells & Donahue Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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