Earl B Brown, born into this world on March 5, 1931in Bethpage, TN peacefully (and no doubt excitedly) met the Lord's outstretched arms during the early morning hours of December 8, 2021.
The last three months were a struggle with various quickly compounding health issues impeding his ability to function at his once high level.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harve and Cammie Brown, infant baby brother J. D. Brown, brother William Brown, sister Annie Mae Brown Hunter, son-n-law Charles Rhodes and 2 nephews, Ricky Brown and Terry Wix.
He is survived by his beautiful bride of 67 years, Sue Dobbs Brown, and daughter Annette Brown (Brent) Hunter, one sister, Martha Wix; many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, Granddog Siofra Bae and many friends and loved ones.
His accolades and accomplishments include serving and facing combat in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Upon return to stateside, he returned to employment at Genesco in Gallatin followed by Wade Motor Company in the body shop which led to a long successful career selling cars (transportation counselor as he liked to call it) with Wade Motor, then Miracle Ford which spanned 57 years. He won numerous awards during his time with Ford Motor. He retired in June, 2017 at the ripe age of 86.
He was a member of Center Point General Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN.
Where does one begin to try to relate to others the legacy this wonderful man leaves behind? Especially a daughter whose dad was all that and a bag of chips. If you knew him, you know what was left behind. His legacy speaks for him. For so many years I never knew how much he poured into others' lives; and that's the way he wanted it. He was never boastful. Only over the last few years have I become aware of a lot of his outpourings on others as countless stories have been shared with me, not by Dad, but by those whom he touched. If you ever encountered him, you had a story or experience to share whether it was his ever present jokes, especially about the blonde trooper, his aid in someone's time of need or a literal scuffle on the floor of a restaurant trying to get the meal ticket from a treasured friend so he could pay for the meal. Yep, that really happened. I could share for hours. I pray you had the opportunity to know him or at least meet him. I thank the Lord daily for this precious man of God who I was blessed to call Daddy and have on this earth for 54 years. We will meet again. He has received his ultimate Heavenly healing. As a friend of mine related to me upon Dad's passing, he's been promoted. I love that.