Robert Dallas Brown, better known as Bobby to his friends, lived a lot of life from November 15, 1938 through June 4, 2017. During his life, he was an avid reader, teacher, mentor, writer, friend, promoter, encourager, and someone who lived life completely. He was an eternal optimist.
Bobby had a zeal for life that has been rarely equaled by anyone in the community and from his earliest childhood to his final years, he continuously strived to give his best in everything he did. His best was better than most because he had more energy than two normal men.
Music, writing, automobile restoration, and philanthropy were just a few of Bob’s many talents, and he put them to good use over the years. He was an award winning writer with his three books which all won North Carolina Society of Historians awards. Bobby loved Belmont and its people and it showed through in everything he did. He was also a valued member of the Belmont Historical Society and Belmont Sports Hall of Fame committee. His contributions will be greatly missed going forward.
Bobby gave full measure of himself in all his endeavors and should be remembered for his “Service Above Self” attitude. Bobby may be gone from the earth, but his contributions and the love he showed everyone he came in contact with will live on forever in the hearts and minds of those people who cherished this man of unwavering energy and devotion. A friend in a remembrance said, “Go rest high on that mountain, Brown. Your work here is done, but the results of your work will never be forgotten.”