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Joseph Michael "Joey" Brown

March 22, 1955 - July 13, 2020

Joseph Michael “Joey” Brown, age 65, of Oak City, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro.

Joey was born on March 22, 1955 to Edward and Nellie Bunting Brown in Halifax County, NC.  Joey was a Commissioner for the Town of Oak City and a member of Oak City Christian Church.  He enjoyed sports and loved to go fishing and hunting whenever possible.  His family was his greatest joy and he cherished the time he spent with them, especially his grandbaby, who he affectionately called “Babygirl”.  Joey will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Merrion Brown, Jr.

Joey is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Kathy Jo; his daughter, Kourtney Brown Sloan and husband Kirby of Morehead City; his granddaughter, Kennedy Hunter Sloan of Morehead City; his mother, Nellie Brown of Oak City; his father-in-law, Larry Edmondson; his brother, Eddie Brown and wife Linda of Oak City; and his sisters, Gail Bynum and husband Pete of Iron Station and Judy Williams and husband Billy of Bath.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Oak City Cemetery in Oak City, with Rev. Morgan Daughtey officiating.  Due to state guidelines face masks will be required.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to directly to the Oak City Christian Church, P.O. Box 9, Oak City, NC 27857 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Brown family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Time: 11:00 am


Oak City Cemetery

Highway 11
Oak City, NC 27857

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