Mr. Dennis Ronald Brown, age 68, of Cloudland, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Mr. Brown was born December 1, 1948, in Fort McPherson, GA, son of Oneida Cross Brown and the late William Rossie Brown. He graduated Chamblee High School in Chamblee, GA, in 1967, where he played football, soccer, and gymnastics. He also attended Mercer University. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and operator of B & W Lawn Service. Dennis was a proud Vietnam combat veteran where he earned numerous commendations including two Purple Hearts. He was a true patriot who loved his country and was a staunch supporter of our military. He was also an avid hunter and Nascar fan. Dennis was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His humerous and courageous spirit touched many lives and will live on through his daughters and granddaughters. In addition to his father, William Brown, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louie Bass Cross and Mamie Carrol Cross, and Will Brown and Janie Lowrance Brown.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 46 years, Teresa Campbell Brown; daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly Anne Brown and Josh Goss, Wendy and Shane Spillman; mother, Oneida Cross Brown; brothers and sisters-in-law, William R. Jr. and Mary Mitchell Brown, Arthur Louie and Lisa Brown; and the joys of his life, his granddaughters, Avery Spillman and Lucillia Brown.
Graveside and interment services for Mr. Brown will be held at 2:30 P.M. Saturday, February 11, 2017, from the Mount Olive Cemetery with his daughter, Rev. Wendy Brown Spillman officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the Shanklin Attaway Post 5 Honor Guard of the American Legion. Active pallbearers will be Mark Porter, Leon Tucker, M.A. Spencer, Chip Murray, Max Tucker, and Arthur Brown, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Gus Campbell, Shane Spillman, Josh Goss, Arthur Brown, III, and Rusty Brown.
Mr. Brown will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday.
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Dennis Ronald Brown who passed away on Wednesday.