SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. — Earl M. Brown, 85, of South Williamson, Ky., a retired Norfolk & Southern employee, passed away Sat., April 19, 2014, at Appalachian Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. His family was at his side and his death came just three weeks after the death of his beloved wife, Dorothy Clay Brown.
Born Sept. 4, 1928, he was a son of the late William and Alma Amburgey Brown of Williamson. Aside from is parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, former Williamson Mayor John H. Brown, Harold Brown and R.C. Brown; one sister, Bernice Salyers, and a son, Ben Bernie Hubbard.
Survivors include his children, John (Paula) Brown of Williamson, Karen Brown and Terri (Chris) Simpkins, both of Roanoke, Va., Susan Frederick of Columbus, Ohio, Cassie (Jeff) Smith of Elkhorn City, Ky., and Dona (Larry) Sinigiani of San Francisco, Calif.; grandchildren, Bradley Bono, Marissa Bono, Ashley Brown, Kimberly Brown, John David Frederick, Rachel Frederick, Abigail Simpkins, Meagan Hubbard, Gerald Hendrik and Alisha McGee; great-grandchildren, Emmeline Prima, Caleb Hosier, Trenton McGee and Dylan McGee; adopted daughter, Marina Loftis; special friend, Dru Hunt, and a host of family and friends who, as Earl would say, that he loved in the highest tone.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he was a radio technician on aircraft serving from 1950-1954 interrupting his tenure with the railroad. He was employed with the Norfolk & Southern Railway for 46 years having retired in 1987. He also worked and retired from the City of Williamson Water Treatment Plant.
Per his wishes, Earl will be cremated and his cremains and those of his wife, Dorothy, will be buried together at the Mountain View Memory Gardens Cemetery at Huddy, Ky., at a later date. A Memorial Service will be held at that time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com
R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., is serving the Brown family.