James Herman “Jim” Brown, 82 of Middlesboro, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at his home.
He was born October. 15, 1929, and was a son of the late Tom and Lula Martin Brown. He and his brother Roy opened and operated the Tri State Supply Co. He founded Jim Brown Supply in July 1986 and retired February 1998.
He became a member of the First Baptist Church in 1981 and a deacon in 1986, he also served on the House Committee of the First Baptist Church. He was one of the founders of ROHO, and a member of the Jaycees and Kiwanas.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Lea Hale Brown; brothers, Roy, Wheeler, and Burton Brown; sisters, Eva Neil, Ruby Holten, Nettie McWilliams, and Beula Loudermilk.
Survivors include, two great nieces who he fathered and treated like his own children, Brooklyn and Whitney Clark; special nephew, David Clark; special niece, Lee Ann Clark; and a host of other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Allison Hicks Anderson presiding. Music will be provided by Teresa Brown, John and Beth Parker.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hurst Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Barton, Mark Woods, Tom “Chalk” Stapleton, Billy Hunter, David Clark, Robert Blakeman, Mark Wilder, Mike Wilder, Tony Daniels, Doug Knuckles, and Ike Slusher. Honorary pallbearers will be Crawford Blakeman, Roy Wilder, The Adult III Men’s and The Adult III Women’s Sunday School Classes of the First Baptist Church, Jonathan Clemons and Zeth Clemons.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church roof and air conditioning fund.
Creech Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements
Online condolences and guest book are available at www.creechfh.com