Dedicated to long time MWC member Bill brown AKA Crossbow Bill



"Don't know where to start but very sad day, was just thinking about him yesterday, he hadn't signed up for the Deer contest, started to worry. I met Bill at the Maryland deer contest several years ago, very good guy. I loved his PMs and emails that I will now miss. I knew he was a hat guy and I have sent him many. Life is not fair and Bill should still be here. Bill is a guy you'll never forget. Will miss you buddy, don't give those angels a hard time."

Earl 'Bowdeadly'


Mr. Willard Leon "Billy" Brown Jr., of Martinsburg, WV, died Monday, August 28, 2017 at Berkeley Medical Center.  He was the husband of Maryann (Ferguson) Brown for 41 years.


Born August 31, 1952 in Jefferson, he was the son of Doris (Stull) Brown and the late Willard "Bill" Brown Sr.


Billy graduated from Brunswick High School Class of 1970.  During the Vietnam War, he served in 558th Signal Corps in the US Army Reserves.  Billy retired from both PEPCO of Washington, D.C. and NRG’s Dickerson Power Plant with 42 years of dedicated service.  He was a dedicated member of IBEW Local 1900. He was Treasurer of the Jefferson United Methodist Church Cemetery for 33 years. He was a life member of the AmVets Post 38 in Falling Waters, WV, a member of the American Legion Post No. 11 in Frederick, MD and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Billy was an avid hunter and group member of Maryland Whitetail .Com. He was a die-hard Redskins and Nationals fan.  Vacationing in North Myrtle Beach, SC was a yearly family tradition that Billy always loved. In his early years his passion was playing softball. In his later years, he enjoyed long boat rides, working in his award-winning rose garden and most importantly Billy loved to spend time with his family, especially his granddaughters. 


In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his son, Brett Brown and wife Paula of Sharpsburg, MD, daughter, Billie Jo McTighe and husband Patrick of Martinsburg, WV, granddaughters, Hannah Brown and Brenna McTighe, sister, Catherine Smith and husband Wayne of Jefferson, MD, numerous nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends from 3 to 7PM, Friday, September 1, 2017, at the Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00AM, Saturday, September 2, 2017, in the Etchison Memorial Chapel at the funeral home.  Rev. Jim Goforth will officiate. He will be laid to rest at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Jefferson, MD. Remembrance will follow at the Brunswick Fire Department, Brunswick, MD.


Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.