Funeral service for Mr. James “Jim” Harold Brown, age 76, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 6 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be held at 3 PM until time of service at 6 PM on Thursday at Higgins. A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Grinders Creek Cemetery in Hohenwald, TN.
Jim was born on February 25, 1943 in Athens, AL to the late William Harold and Georgia Brackeen Brown. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam, Korea, Desert Storm, and did 3 tours in Germany. After serving in the Army he worked on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL and owned Carousel Horse Antiques, Collectibles and Home Decor. He collected metal toys and trains and was known as the “Train Man”. Jim also enjoyed working with his hands rebuilding furniture. Mr. Brown passed away on May 14, 2019 at Lincoln Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Virginia Chambers Brown; daughter, Dayna (Kevin) VonRump of Minnesota; grandchildren, Hannah and Kaitlyn VonRump; sister, Deborah (Jim) Hutson Gleason, TN; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Guy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cary B Sullivan Lincoln County Tribute Chair, PO Box 470, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower, Ste 400, Atlanta, GA 30328 . Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. James Harold Brown.