Mr. Bobby Leon Brown, 83, of Sumner died Friday, October 16, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family.
The funeral service was held at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Terrell Baptist Church, interment followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Halstead and Rev. Brad Hughes officiated.
Mr. Brown was born on December 13, 1931 in Worth County to the late Haywood Lee and Naomi Jutson Lunsford Brown. He attended Sylvester High School, where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Doris Parks Brown. Mr. Brown served as a heavy duty mechanic for 4 years in the United States Navy. He was a member of Terrell Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 52 years and church treasurer for 33 years. Mr. Brown belonged to many organizations, such as Young Farmers, Wildlife Club, Farm Bureau of Worth County and the National Farmers Organization. He spent his life at his calling, and that was as a farmer. Mr. Brown enjoyed leisure time fishing and hunting and playing all sports. In later years he got the most pleasure watching his grandchildren play. His relationship with God and family was always the most important thing to him.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris Brown of Sumner; son and his wife Phil and Kim Brown of Sumner; daughters and their husbands, Connie and Ken Spurlin of Tifton, Gina and Mark Mitchell of Doerun; his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Jamie and Marcy Spurlin, Mitch and Kristen Mitchell, Julianne and Austin Moretz, Courtney Mitchell, Chance Mitchell, Zach Brown, Madi Mitchell, Megan Brown, Bobby Ray Mitchell; great grandchildren, Spurlin Moretz and Gatlin Spurlin; sisters, Jean Brown of Doerun, Betsy Meredith of Camilla; brothers, Carol (Mervin) Brown of Doerun, Wayne (Bobbie) Brown of Anderson City and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents Mr. Brown was preceded in death by a younger brother, Hal Brown.
Proudly serving as active pallbearers were his grandsons, Jamie Spurlin, Mitch Mitchell, Chance Mitchell, Zach Brown, Bobby Ray Mitchell and Austin Moretz; honorary pallbearers were Mack Sutton, Steve Wilson, Terrell Baptist Church Deacons and the Men’s Sunday School Class.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial gifts may be made to the Terrell Baptist Church Project Fund, 3715 GA Hwy 112 N, Sumner, GA 31789. Banks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.