COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Savannah State University National Alumni Association National President Earl Felton Brown, Jr. died on July 24 in Columbia, S.C, at the age of 82.
Brown served as the National President of the SSUNAA from 1977 until 1979 and was born in Jacksonville, Fla. He held degrees from Savannah State College, Benedict College and University of South Carolina’s Criminal Justice Masters Program and completed additional studies at Duke University and the University of South Carolina School of Law, Court Administration Program.
“His passing will leave a void in the hearts of all those who knew and cherished him’” said SSU President Dr. Cheryl Dozier in a letter to the family. “The passing of Mr. Brown is a profound loss to the Savannah State University Family and all, family and friends.”
Throughout his distinguished professional career, Brown was a United States Army veteran and worked as a public school teacher at W. A. Perry Middle School, at Cheney State University, at Vorhees College, and the S. C. State Human Affairs Commission. He retired as the Deputy District Director of the Second Congressional District of South Carolina for Congressman Joe Wilson. He worked in the Second Congressional District Midlands office for 11 years.
Brown was a dedicated member of Brookland Baptist Church and an active member of numerous organizations including the Columbia Rotary Club, Columbia Urban League, NAACP, National Teachers Association, United Way of the Midlands, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He also served as chairman of the Richland County Airport Commission. He also held other public service positions with several groups including the Riverbanks Park Commission, Central Midlands Regional Council, S.C. Human Affairs Commission and others.
Funeral services will be Thursday, July 31 at 12 noon at Brookland Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. with internment at the National Cemetery at Fort Jackson.