Hosea Lee Brown of Vernon passed away on June 25, 2013 at home. Mr. Brow was born on July 16, 1922 in Wausau, to James Brown and Jennie Young Brown both deceased. He served 30 years in the US Army at 1st Sergeant (E8). He survived WWII
, Korea and Vietnam. He was decorated with many Medals of Honor for his military service. He also retired from the State of Florida where he was employed as a Juvenile Corrections Officer at Marianna School for Boys. Mr. Brown was a faithful member of Grant Tabernacle AME Church. He served as trustee for many years. He also served on the Board of Directors for Northwest Florida Community Hospital until his health prevented him from doing so.
In addition to his parents her was proceeded in death by the mother of his six children, James (Jimmy) A, Brown; a brother Willis Brown; his only sister, Lettie Ponds-Brown and his sons, Titus J. Scott and Gregory D. brown.
Mr. Brown is survived by a wife, Juanita brown; his brother, Arnold Brown (Tereatha) of Miami; his sons, Stanley Hosea Brown, Austin, Texas and Bruce Scott (Meta) of Stanford; daughters, Yvonne Brown, Elfriede Harris (Keith), Jacalyn Brown of Ocala, and Jerilyn Brown of St. Petersburg. He also leaves to cherish his memory 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; a very special niece whom he named, Vivian Morris and a favorite grandniece, Tamela Morris, along with numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. The Rev. Willie and Blondelle Brown provided care for Mr. Brown in his final years.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 3 p.m., at the Grant Tabernacle A.M.E. Church in Chipley, with the Rev. Sandra Jones and the Rev. Larry Brown officiating. Interment followed in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens of Vernon with Military Honors, with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley directing. The remains were is repose for one hour before services at the church.