Burial will follow at Manchester City Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, August 4 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mr. Brown passed away at his residence in Normandy on Wednesday evening.
Mr. Brown was born in Daisy, TN, son of the late Lucius Brown Sr. and Grace Copeland Brown.
He joined the Air Force in 1958 and received his honorable discharge 5 years later. In 1979, he joined the Army National Guard in Tullahoma, TN. He retired in 1997, after serving a total of 25 years in the military, as Sergeant First Class from the Headquarters Detachment 30th Quartermaster Battalion. In 1982, he received The Adjutant General’s Ribbon for Valor for a rescue mission which occurred while he was sightseeing in Colorado Springs, CO during his annual National Guard Camp in Colorado.
Mr. Brown went to work at AEDC in 1962, first as a security guard and later as a Firefighter and medic. He also worked as a Firefighter for the City of Manchester in the late 1960s and remained as a volunteer for many years. He was named Volunteer of The Year in 1998. At the time of his death, he was a volunteer for the Normandy Volunteer Fire Department.
He worked for more than 40 years for Lewis Auto Service as a mechanic and assistant. He was loved by all of his customers in and around the Manchester area.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Brown was also preceded in death by his grandson, Aidan Brown.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Sharon J. Brown; two daughters, Suzanne (Lindsey) Garner of Greenbrier, TN and Tina (Wayne) Stephens of Manchester; one son, Daniel (Katherine) Brown of Beechgrove; four jewels in his crown, his grandchildren, Caroline Garner, Riley and Jimmy Stephens, and Liam E. Brown; five brothers and one sister, Bill (Hazel) Brown of Manchester, Linda Weaver of Estill Springs, Larry (Faye) Brown of Decherd, Harold (Deb) Brown of Hillsboro, Wayne (Vickie) Brown of Winchester, and Terry Brown of Estill Springs; and scores of nieces and nephews whom he adored.
His siblings will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be both retired and present Firefighters at AEDC.
Donations may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, or the Scholarship program at the First United Methodist Church in Manchester for the Preschool program (Christian Learning Center).
Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.