Joseph "Joe" E. Brown, 88, of Damascus, Ark., passed away, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
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He was born in Damascus, April 23, 1925, to the late Alvin J. and Lydia Sims Brown.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters; and six brothers.
Joe was a member of First Baptist Church Damascus, he also was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy where he served during World War II. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Clariece Ward Brown; two sons, Terry Brown and wife Debbie of Atlantic Beach, Fla., and Jeffrey Brown and wife Cathy of Abilene, Texas; five grandchildren, Michael and wife Nicole, Karen, Elizabeth, Tyler, and Caroline.
Joe retired from the U.S. Civil Service as an employee of the Department of Navy. After retirement he traveled extensively with Clariece, the love of his life. He loved to build things for the grandchildren, who meant the world to him. He was also an avid gardener and photographer.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the First Baptist Church Damascus, with Bro. Daniel Williams and Bro. John Burleson officiating.
Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Damascus building fund, 43 Oak Tree Rd., Damascus, AR 72039.
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Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Apr. 22 to Apr. 29, 2014