Dr. John M. Brett

Published 11:19 am Monday, October 16, 2017

CHARLOTTE, NC – Dr. John Monty Brett of Charlotte, a native of Ahoskie, died October 1.

His Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 at Ahoskie United Methodist Church.

A 1962 graduate of Ahoskie High School, Dr. Brett studied metallurgical engineering at NC State University. He moved to New Orleans, after graduating from State, to work on the moon rocket. There he created the afterburner for the Apollo 13 mission.

Later, Dr. Brett became a Doctor of Internal Medicine, as well as an emergency room doctor and he practiced in the Piedmont area of North Carolina for many years.

Dr. Brett, a quiet, kind, and gentle man, was a musician as well as a scholar. Music came naturally to him. As a teen, he played brass instruments in the Ahoskie High Band. Also, he enjoyed playing the piano and strumming the guitar. He could play many stringed instruments as he grew up. He also sang in Bob Brown’s Ahoskie Methodist Church Choir.

Left to remember Dr. Brett are his wife, Rebecca; his son, Ian Brett; Ian’s wife, Amanda, and their three children: Liam, Whitley, and London; his sister, Carolyn B. Mitchell; her husband, Tommy Mitchell; his niece, April; and his nephew, Noel Mitchell.