|Bobbie Brown died Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at the age of 79. Courtesy photo.|
Bobbie Brown, born in Baskin, Louisiana, to E.J. Brown and Sadie Garner on Jan. 19, 1933, passed away Aug. 1, 2012 at the age of 79.
In 1951 he volunteered for the military service where he served for eight years, including serving in the Korean War until 1953. He spent the remainder of his military career stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco.
While he was in San Francisco he became a member of the Transport Workers Union of America, Local 250 and dedicated himself to working with the Union in trying to improve benefits and working conditions for its members.
In 1975 Bobbie was appointed and thereafter elected division chairman, union vice president and executive board member, a position he held for 13 years.
In December of 1981 he was elected president and held that position until 1994 when he retired.
Among his career accomplishments were: Legislative Representative for the Local 250-A in 1979-1980; Director, Local 250-A Political Action Committee; Local Director,TWU California State Conference Political Arm of TWU which he helped organize, to name a few. There are many more over all throughout his career.
Bobbie Lee Brown was a positive force behind the strength and effectiveness of TWU Local 250-A, and its ability to serve as a model Local Union in the 1990s.
Bobbie Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Gladiola; two step-sons, Ricky and Randy; and three siblings, Jesse Harris, Bessie Harris and Betty Reynolds.
He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Cheryl Lewis and Kimberly (Cebram) Roston; step-daughter, Brenda Judge; three sisters, Edna Harrison, Amy (Robert) Davis and Annie-Mae Harris; one brother, Andrew Harris Jr.; four grandchildren, Savannah, Bobby, Darnay and Shannah; six great-grandchildren; nieces, Felicia (David) Walker, Joyce, Helen and Bobbie; nephews, Gary Polk and Marcus; and a host of friends.
Bobbie’s services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.
Interment to follow at Upper Lake Cemetery.
For further information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary at 707-263-0357 or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .