Richard Louis Brown, Sr. (Brownie) of Petros, TN peacefully passed away on June 9, 2020. Richard was born on March 25, 1935 in Burrville, TN. He was Chief of the Petros Volunteer Fire Department for 5 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Harriett Brown and their 6 children and spouses, Shirley (Vess) Hall, James (Shirley) Brown of Oliver Springs, TN., Richard Jr (Shelby) Brown, Bruce (Kay) Brown, Katie Burchfield, Faith (Randy) Phillips of Petros, TN.; sister, Bernice Staggs of Nashville, TN; brother, James (Barbara) Brown of Sunbright, TN; 17 grandchildren and spouses, Marsh A. (Michael) Huckaby, James (Tara) Hall, Stephanie (Toby) Malone, James Jr. (Daisy) Brown, Jessica Brown, Dorothy Richardson, Jason Dowdy, William Bradshaw, John (Kristy) Brown, JJ Burchfield, Hailey (Trent) Vespie, Brittany Phillips, Renee (John) Strandridge, Christian (Ashley) Phillips, BJ (Sunny) Brown and children and Shawna Brown and children, Calvin (Iana) Brown and children; 35 great grandchildren, Karlie, Molly, Amieo, Allison, Kyndal, Connor, Macy, Phobe, Silvanna, Brandy, Sarah, Paul, Brayden, RJ, Neveah, Sarah, Daniel, Abigail, Isiah, Isabella, Neveah, Maddie, Mary Lou, McKinnly, Morgan, Cohen, Blake, Gabriel, Torvi, Bryson, Laikyn, Kendell, Addilyn, John Luke; 2 great great grandchildren, Jasper and Daxton.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Sim Carson and Artie Elizabeth Brown; daughter, Baby Sue Brown; sisters, Ruth Maxine, Jyanell, Leola; 2 brothers, Ernest and Calvin Brown; 1 grand daughter, Branaeleah Addison Phillips; 5 great grandchildren, Noah Parker, Lucy, Justina, Gabby Butler and Jaden Phillips.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Church of Compassion in Oliver Springs with Bro. Eugene Chaney and Pastor Carol Frank and Vess Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Burrville.
Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family for Richard Louis Brown, Sr.