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James (Jim) Dickey Brown
August 13, 1949 -
January 7, 2024

Visitation

January 13, 2024
1pm to 3pm

Service 

January 13, 2024
3pm

Interment

Obituary

James (Jim) Dickey Brown went to his Heavenly home at 3:33 AM on January 7, 2024, after a lengthy illness. He was strong till the end and defied the odds many times. He died peacefully at Vanderbilt Harton Hospital in Tullahoma, TN, with his wife and three children holding him, surrounding him with love, as he went to be with Jesus.

Jim was born in Lincoln County, TN on August 13, 1949, son of the late James (Bully) Brown, and his beloved mother the late Letha Henderson Brown. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Joey H. Brown (Nellie) his brother-in-law, David A Gibson (Malinda), sister-in-law Judie Gibson, and his son-in-law, Jeffrey H. White (Jodie), father-in-law, Charles Ray Gibson (Wynona), grandmother, Goldie Ashworth Brown, and dear friend, Bob Walker (Faye). He graduated from Flintville High School in 1967 and he married Charlotte Gibson Brown on August 1, 1969.

Left behind were his wife of over 54 years, Charlotte Gibson Brown; daughter, Jodie Brown White (Jeff), and grandson, Curtis White; son, Daniel Brown (Jennifer), and grandchildren, Evelyn and Ian, Chad Brown (Courtney) and grandchildren, Morgan and Riley; siblings, Randy (Bridget) Brown, Debbie (Jack) Richardson, and Nancy (Bobby) Phelps; sister-in-law, Malinda (David) Gibson, sister-in-law, Sandi Gibson, and mother-in-law, Wynona M. Gibson. Missing him are also special friends Lori Jean, Leo Walden, Harold Gatlin, and Danny Pigg, and many other friends, co-workers, and numerous nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Jim.

Jim had a strong work ethic and held many different jobs during his lifetime. Each job taught him a new skill. He was mostly self-taught, but his varied skills included woodworking, campfire cooking, deer skull mounting, and he was famous locally for his amazing chess pies. He was an avid hunter and loved to fish. Most of all, he loved to sing and play guitar with his sons, daughter, wife, and friends. Children instinctively knew that this was a Pawpaw, whether kin to him or not. He appeared to be a big strong country boy (and he was) but underneath there was a soft interior that loved with intensity. He was immensely proud of what strong children and grandchildren he and Charlotte had, amazed at their work ethics, talents, and good hearts! No matter how weak his physical body had become, or what pain he was in, he was always ready to help anyone who needed him.

He will be sorely missed, the world has lost a beautiful soul, but Heaven has gained one. We know we’ll meet again.

A life celebration will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Higgins Funeral Home, with nephew, William “Thumper” Pigg officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until 3 PM on Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Wall Street Plaza, 88 Pine Street, Suite 2400, New York, NY 10005, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of James (Jim) Dickey Brown.

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6 Comments

  1. Julia Atchley

    I am so sorry for your loss he was a awesome man my son’s Bryan and Jason and daughter Phelica and Keith son-in-law were good friends with Daniel and Chad also the family my prayers and heart go out to each and everyone Love Julia

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  2. Joe Swift

    I did not know him, but I just realized today that he is my 4th cousin via his mother. I wish I could have known him; he was clearly an interesting, family loving man.

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  3. Nellie Brown

    Charlotte and Family ; I am so sorry for your loss,he will be missed by everyone ,that he came in contact with,he was a wonderful man.i did not no he had lymphoma ,Joey had NH lymphoma.Charlotte take care yourself, i feel you pain but God walk you threw it. Love you Nellie

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  4. Kathy Shook Brown

    Randy, Bridget and all family,
    I’m so sorry for your heartbreak. Knowing his pain is gone and he is waiting on you all to reunite, should help. I pray it does and will in the coming days.

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  5. Libby Counts

    I went to school w/Jims siblings, his sister Nancy was my grade & friend., I was reintroduced to the family by meeting Nancy at the grocery store. Jim was always kind, I saw him at his BNL’s funeral and we had a sweet chat about our families…. The last time I saw Jim was at grocery store Park City, he again was so kind he told me he had lymphoma but was gonna be ok. I told him I loved his sister and their whole family, that I would be praying for him and Charlotte. I hugged him, he told me he appreciated the prayers. Kinda funny I just realized “the grocery store” played a little part of our journey.
    May God bless his sweet wife Charlotte and their children!!!! Precious family! I love you all!
    Psalms116:15

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  6. Wynona M Gibson

    No one could ask for a better addition to their family unit. He was raised in a different environment and we learned so much from him. He had a hard work ethic but also took the time to get his guitar and entertain at a moment’s notice. My family especially loved to hear him sing when they came for a visit. We enjoyed his uplifting humor and conservative country humor. He will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him. There was a place in heaven waiting for him. He can now sing with the angles.

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6 Comments

  1. Julia Atchley

    I am so sorry for your loss he was a awesome man my son’s Bryan and Jason and daughter Phelica and Keith son-in-law were good friends with Daniel and Chad also the family my prayers and heart go out to each and everyone Love Julia

    Reply
  2. Joe Swift

    I did not know him, but I just realized today that he is my 4th cousin via his mother. I wish I could have known him; he was clearly an interesting, family loving man.

    Reply
  3. Nellie Brown

    Charlotte and Family ; I am so sorry for your loss,he will be missed by everyone ,that he came in contact with,he was a wonderful man.i did not no he had lymphoma ,Joey had NH lymphoma.Charlotte take care yourself, i feel you pain but God walk you threw it. Love you Nellie

    Reply
  4. Kathy Shook Brown

    Randy, Bridget and all family,
    I’m so sorry for your heartbreak. Knowing his pain is gone and he is waiting on you all to reunite, should help. I pray it does and will in the coming days.

    Reply
  5. Libby Counts

    I went to school w/Jims siblings, his sister Nancy was my grade & friend., I was reintroduced to the family by meeting Nancy at the grocery store. Jim was always kind, I saw him at his BNL’s funeral and we had a sweet chat about our families…. The last time I saw Jim was at grocery store Park City, he again was so kind he told me he had lymphoma but was gonna be ok. I told him I loved his sister and their whole family, that I would be praying for him and Charlotte. I hugged him, he told me he appreciated the prayers. Kinda funny I just realized “the grocery store” played a little part of our journey.
    May God bless his sweet wife Charlotte and their children!!!! Precious family! I love you all!
    Psalms116:15

    Reply
  6. Wynona M Gibson

    No one could ask for a better addition to their family unit. He was raised in a different environment and we learned so much from him. He had a hard work ethic but also took the time to get his guitar and entertain at a moment’s notice. My family especially loved to hear him sing when they came for a visit. We enjoyed his uplifting humor and conservative country humor. He will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him. There was a place in heaven waiting for him. He can now sing with the angles.

    Reply

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