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Leighton Elmo Brown Jr.

Chatham, Virginia

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Leighton Elmo Brown, Jr.

Leighton Elmo Brown, Jr. age 82 of Chatham, VA died Sunday, November 4, 2012. He was born on July 19, 1930, in Danville, VA, the son of the late Leighton Elmo Brown and the late Phoebe Gregory Brown. Buster was married to the love-of-his-life, Laura Bennett Brown for 57 years before her passing in 2008.

A tile mason by trade, Buster owned and operated L.E. Brown Tile Company of Danville for 44 years.

He is survived by a son, S. Leigh Brown, of Chesapeake; a daughter, Viki Brown Wilson, of Chatham, five granddaughters, one great grandson, and one great granddaughter.

The family will hold a private memorial at his beloved second home, BETHPAGE Camp-Resort on the Rappahannock River in Urbanna, Virginia, in the spring.

Scott Funeral Home in Chatham is respectfully serving the Brown family. For more info or to sign the Book of Memories, go to www.scottfuneralhomechatham.com


This obituary was originally published in the Danville Register & Bee (Danville, VA).

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November 6, 2012

Viki, Dabney,Leigh, and the rest of the family, let me extend my deepest sympathy on the passing of Buster. He was a good man. He had his grumpy side every now and then ( just his way of not letting people get to close to him ),but I still liked him.He came from the old school, he was a hard worker and a man of his word. And I know if he was your friend, he was dedicated to being a good friend.
Beyond any doubt,I think he was devoted to your mother.
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Sorry to hear about Buster's passing, he sure was a good Friend at Beth Page and is surely missed by all. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and the Family during these sadden times, may GOD Bless you All. Phyllis & Fred Ryan

I would like to extend sympathy to the family of a man who was the father of a student I had at CHS and became a good friend. I really enjoyed meeting with him at the school over the years.

Buster and i had enjoyed some of the same things canoeing, gardening ( vegetable ), football officiating, fishing I will always remember him - great guy & friend.

I will miss Buster, as you will also. We grew up together playing in the neighborhood, went to school together, and worked together for many years. I consider Buster one of my closest friends.
After I found out where he was staying; I went to visit him. Little did I know it would be the last time I would see him. We did shake hands and I will always remember the times we had from childhood. They were the best of times.

On a nice Spring day early 1958, Buster and Laura invited my mother and myself to supper at their farm. Laura turned out to be a very good cook, but Buster still poured on the salt, pepper and catsup, never realizing how much she had improved from when they were first married.

While we were there, I got to see how they were raising their two kids.
Without exaggeration, I may have had the best Short Course on child rearing ever!

Viki, Dabney, and family.....we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.