William Joseph Brown “Buddy” aka Barnacle Bud of the 100 Block of Constitution Ave, Portsmouth, Va, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday October 20, 2010, He suffered a short bout with Lung and Spine Cancer. He was predeceased by his father, William T Brown Managing Editor of the Portsmouth Star and Author of the column the “Old Grouch” and his mother, Elizabeth Culpepper Brown. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Tiffany Brown and his sons Michael Casey Brown, Stephen York, his sister Anne Brown Kenney , and loving Daughter-in-law Crystal Brown, two grandchildren Ryan York and Alexis O’Neil Brown, she misses her Poppa but knows he has gone to heaven. He was a retired top trouble shooter mechanic and Head of Security for Craft work sound. He was a life time member of the NRA and Virginia Game and inland fisheries. He loved to garden and was know throughout for his wonderful tomatoes and collards, which he shared with everyone. He was an avid fisherman and crabber. He had a passion for cooking and grilling and made the best barbeque anywhere. He was raised on Scots Creek, where he learned to fish, swim and row. A member of his family has been part of Scots Creek since the early 1600’s when they purchased land from the King of England with tobacco. He was very proud of his Irish Heritage. He was a loving father, husband and grandfather. He never met a stranger and went out of his way to help all. He loved animals and has left behind two beautiful boxers, Katie and Buster who are grieving his loss. He was a student of life and a great teacher- he loved history and all kinds of music. He will be gravely missed, our lives will never be the same without him. Heartland Hospice was with us during his last 6 weeks and we could not have asked for better, kinder, more loving then they provided. Feel free to make donations to Heartland Hospice or the NRA. A celebration of his life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, Portsmouth, Va, London Blvd 7PM on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cremate.org.