obituary for Russell Ernest Brown of Eagle Springs

Russell Ernest Brown, age 92, of Eagle Springs, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Autumn Care of Biscoe.  He is now reunited with his loving wife, in heaven.

Russell was born October 23, 1927, one of 10 children, to the late W. H. and Lettie Williams Brown.

On April 24, 1948 he married the love of his life, Lydia Hazel Williams.  They settled in the neighborhood, where he was raised and had 2 children, Larry and Ruby.

As a young man he worked with his father and brothers in the family sawmill business.  At the age of 29 he began a career of driving a truck for Chick Sales, later Townsend Inc., where he retired after 35 years of service.

Russell was a loving husband and a great provider for his family.  They always knew that they could count on him for anything they needed.   He acted out of love everyday for his family.

He enjoyed watching NASCAR and was quick to give his opinion of a driver’s status! He also enjoyed gardening and visiting with family.  Earlier in life he had a motorcycle and the family has been told he could “cut the best donuts” of anyone around!

In addition to his parents; Russell was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Hazel; brothers: Clyde, Roy, Vester, Bob, Wlibert; sister: Esterleen Boone.

He is survived by son: Larry Brown (Donna); daughter: Ruby Enloe (Eddie); grandchildren: Matina Dwyer, Kenton Brown (Kyndal), Jason Cole, Jonathan Cole (Amber); great grandchildren: Alexis Cole, Cohen Davis, Megan Dwyer, Bentley Brown, Britton Brown, John Luke Cole; brother: Odell Brown; sisters: Ineta Brewer, Octavia Baxter; many nieces, nephews and friends.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, August,8 2020 at Pleasant View Friends Church Cemetery, Eagle Springs, NC, with the Reverend Quint Dunlap officiating.

The body will lie in state from 10 AM until 4 PM on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Kennedy Funeral Home.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the compassionate care the Russel was given by the staff of Autumn Care of Biscoe.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Pleasant View Church Paving Fund, 13942 NC Hwy 24/27, Eagle Springs, NC 27242.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brown Family. 

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