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Departed this earth on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. He was born in Elizabeth City, where he was a graduate of P.W. Moore High School followed by Hampton University in Hampton, Va., and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. Furthermore, he completed a N.I.H. Fellowship in Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine. In August 1967 he entered into the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Major and the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged in September 1972. He had an Internal Medicine practice in Elizabeth City. He joined the faculty of Meharry Medical College in 1971 where he initially served as Associate Professor of Medicine and later as Professor of Medicine until 1995. In addition to duties at Meharry Medical College, he maintained a private practice in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Nashville, Tenn. for over 25 years.
Dr. Kermit R. Brown was a member of First Baptist Church Capitol Hill, and his other memberships included Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the Association of Black Cardiologists. He also held a Fellowship in the American College of Cardiology.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories: daughter, P. Renee Obi, M.D., (Emmanuel Obi, M.D.); grandson, Olise Obi; nephew, Mark (Dwayna) Grant; very devoted cousins, Elaine Brown Murrell, Suzette Brown (Clensy) Roney, J. Ivan (Patricia) Brown, and W. Clinton (Andrea) Brown; a host of cousins, great nieces, great nephews, friends, former students, and colleagues.
Public viewing we be held today, Feb. 24, 2014 at Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Visitation with family Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2014 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., with funeral to follow at First Baptist Church Capitol Hill, 625 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Rev. Dr. Kelly Miller Smith, Jr., Officiating. Interment Mid Tenn Veterans Cemetery, Peagram, TN. Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors, 2500 Clarksville Pk. (615) 255-2371.
Lewis & Wright Funeral Home
2500 Clarksville Hwy
Nashville, TN 37208
Published in The Daily Advance on Feb. 25, 2014