John R. "Pap" Brown Sr. 1936-2013

John R. "Pap" Brown Sr., 76 of Russell, KY died Monday, January 14, 2012 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY.

Mr. Brown was born December 22, 1936 in Culver, IN, a son of the late Robert Avert and Grace Margaret Garner Brown.

He was a retired tractor trailer owner operator, and an Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Neva M. George Brown; three sons: Tim and Hazel Brown of Olive Hill, KY, John and Stacey Brown Jr. of Seattle WA, and Robert Mark and Kristina Brown of Greenup, KY; two daughters: Jodie Hicks of Russell, and Beth and Darell Oliver of Portsmouth, OH; a brother, Max and Dee Brown of Kokomo, IN, and a sister Grace Marie and Allen Miller of Rochester, IN.  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A memorial service and Military Rites will be scheduled at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bailey Family Funeral Home 2110 Argillite Road, Flatwoods, KY 41139 to help with final expenses.  Condolences may be sent to the family at


#3 Rob and Ruth Huffman 2013-01-18 04:10
Brown family sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and Prayers
John will be missed.
#2 Rita Bryant 2013-01-16 13:35
Mark sorry to hear about the passing of your daddy. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God wrap his big loving arms around you all.
#1 Bryan Bradley 2013-01-16 13:11
“You’ll be missed John Brown Sr.”

Although we are left behind, we must remember as we turn to Christ that same victorious prize that John has now, is just around the corner. Our faith in the Lord will bring us home to the finish line. Our hope is founded in Christ alone. Through the Holy Spirit, our problems can turn into peace. Let us be found casting our burdens upon the Lord and seeking that comfort through the Holy Spirit.

II Corinthians 1:3-4, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

Prayers always to the family of John Brown Sr.!

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