It is with regret that we announce the death of Mr. Charles “Charlie” Brown, age 71 of Ardmore. Mr. Brown passed away Tuesday April 12, 2016 at his residence.
A native of Oak Ridge, TN, he was raised in Lawrence County. Mr. Brown was the son of the late Beatrice and Millard Brown. He was retired from The Tennessee Department of Transportation, was a bus driver, a Mason and was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his wife Deborah Brown of Ardmore, sons Mark (Tammy) Brown of Lawrenceburg, TN, Bruce (Catherine) Brown of Mt. Juliet, daughters Angela Griffin of Ardmore, TN Amanda (Shawn) Slayton of Ardmore, TN, six gradchildren, brother Jimmy (Phyllis) Brown of Leoma, TN, sister Joann (robert) Hooie of Newberry, FL, special sisters-in-law Barbara Turner ad Martha Brown. He was preceded in death by brothers Harold Brown and Morris Brown.
There will be a period of visitation with the family on Friday April 15, 2016 from 12-2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
I’m years late to do this. I couldn’t bring myself to type my thoughts.
It’s been too long since you passed. You’ll never know how horrible your death hit me. I miss your scratchy cheek and forehead kisses no matter how much I hated them at the moment. I miss the weird ways you showed how much you loved us. I miss the way you used to pick Paige’s side no matter what cause she was the baby. I complained so much about it but I miss all of it. I miss your hugs. I honestly would give anything to go back to tell my 13 year old self to hug you one last time. I love you, Pawpaw. So much. I wish you could see me rn. I’m in a very happy relationship. I may even get married. I wish you walk me down the aisle. I don’t think I could’ve picked a better grandpa. Even if you were so embarrassing and weird, I adore you and miss you deeply. I love you.
Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and give you strength. Think about you a lot .Miss you . Love you
sorry to hear about my friend mr.brown
My thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family !!!! May God fill your
Emptiness in the coming days !!!!!! May God Bless You & Yours !!!!!! I am here if you need me for anything.
I am so sorry to hear of Charlie. Prayers fro your families comfort and peace.
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me,
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
and each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I’d always thought,
I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
and all the fun we had
If I could re-live yesterday
Just even for a while,
I’d say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates,
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne.
He said, “This is eternity,
And all I’ve promised you.”
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day’s the same way
There’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times
You did some things
You knew you shouldn’t do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I’m right here, in your heart.
Deb, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and hugs your way. May God bless you and give you comfort during this time. I love you!
We are saddened by your loss and will keep you all in our prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Please know your in my thoughts and prayers.
Sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.
Deb and family,
I was shocked to learn of Charlie’s passing. Please know I hold you all near to my heart now and in the days to come.