Carlos Lee "Buddy" Brown, 73, of Rineyville, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
He was a native of Oak Ridge, North Carolina, and a member of Rineyville Baptist Church. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Lee and Carrie Rebecca Brown, and a son, Brian Keith Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lois Taylor Brown; four sons, Russell Brown of Mishawaka, Indiana, Bill (Arren) Brown of Stokesdale, North Carolina, Michael (Ron) Brown of Louisville and John (Robin) Brown of Rineyville; two brothers, Roy (Linda) Brown of Whitsett, North Carolina and Roger (Gloria) Brown of Greensboro, North Carolina; a sister, Nancy (Curtis) Stevens; five grandchildren, Kelly Brown, Justin Brown, Lincoln Brown, Dalton McMillen and Macie McMillen; and a great-grandchild, Kaylan Brown.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rineyville Baptist Church with Brother Jerry Shacklett officiating. Burial with military honors follows in Rineyville Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and continues after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of Contributions to Rineyville Community Park.