Joe Edward Brown Sr., 73, Hampton, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Avery County, N.C., he was a son of the late James P. and Georgia Marie Buchanan Brown. He had lived most of his life in Carter County.
Joe was retired due to disability from the East Tennessee Undergarment Factory. He was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Virginia Grindstaff, Billie Alsmon, Viola Rizzato and Joyce Brown, and two brothers, Bobby and Charles Brown.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Brenda Harrison Brown; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and David Montgomery, Hampton; a son, Joe Brown Jr., Hampton; three grandsons, Seth Montgomery, Cody Montgomery and wife Kacey and Houston Brown, all of Hampton; two sisters, Dorothy Brewer, Sacramento, Calif., and Betty Morton, Hampton; a brother, Roger Brown, Grinnell, Iowa; and a brother-in-law, Bruno Rizzato and wife Pat, Tampa, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Brown will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. David Siebenaler, minister, the Rev. David Montgomery and Mr. Cody Montgomery officiating. Music will be provided by Cody and Seth Montgomery. Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family members. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Garrison and Ted Fender. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to his caregivers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and David Montgomery, 148 Spring Street, Hampton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Brown family may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.