Thomas Eugene Brown, age 85, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. He was born in Northampton County where he has lived all of his life. Mr. Brown was a life time member of Rich Square United Methodist Church. He was married to the love of his life for 62 years and to this marriage was born seven children. Thomas was a loving husband, father, and grandfather to his family. Mr. Brown followed in his father’s footsteps as a rural mail carrier. He retired from dairy farming and always kept a passion for growing things. Thomas loved people and never met a stranger. To those that knew him knew he would do anything he could for anyone in need.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha Peele and Everette Brown, one daughter, Betsy Brown Chandler, two sisters; Margaret Dunning and Louise Womble, and one brother, James ‘Doc’ Everette Brown.
Surviving Mr. Brown is his wife, Mildred Brown of the home, three daughters; Anne Brown of Rich Square, NC, Jenny Brown of Hilton Head, SC, and Lou Brown and husband Jack Knight of Chapel Hill, NC, three sons; Tom Brown and wife Viva of Rich Square, NC, David Brown and wife Ann of Jackson, NC, and John Brown and wife Joella of Jackson, NC, grandchildren, Meghan Brown, Lyndal White and husband Thadd, Parker Brown, Amelia Brown and Benjamin Knight, Great Grandchildren, Alex and Camden White
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10 AM at Rich Square United Methodist Church, Rich Square, NC, with the Rev. Rob Licht officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square, NC. The family will receive friends at any time at the home of Mr. Brown’s daughter, Anne, 2264 NC Hwy 305, Rich Square, NC.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Rich Square United Methodist Church, PO Box 312, Rich Square NC 27869