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MSG (Ret.) Richard Rufus Brown

June 27, 1956 — November 3, 2023

Fayetteville

MSG (Ret.) Richard Rufus Brown

US Army MSG Ret., Richard Rufus Brown, 67, of Fayetteville, passed away on November 3, 2023.

He was born on June 27, 1956, in Charlotte, NC, to the late Peggy and Robert Brown.

Richard proudly served for over 25 years as a Special Forces soldier.  During this time, he was stationed all over the world.

He was a kind and generous man who loved his Heavenly Father.  He will be missed greatly by all those lucky to call him a friend and fellow soldier.

Left to cherish Richard’s memory is his significant other/fiancée, Prasert Bailey; daughter, Sarah Brown Hedrick; siblings, Mike Brown (Jan Cox), Judy Fowler, Peggy Michals (Greg); and many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

The family will welcome friends from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service, for a time of remembrance.  A graveside memorial service will follow at 2pm, at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, with military honors.

Services are entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

 

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Visitation

Friday, December 1, 2023

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service

610 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 1, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery

8220 Bragg Blvd., Fort Liberty, NC 28310

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