Thomas Edward Brown

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Thomas Edward "Tom" Brown, 70, of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, July 14, 2013.

A native of Marshall County, Mr. Brown was a son of the late Jessie C. Brown and Ruby Crick Brown. Tom was retired from Avco-Vaught Aerostructures as a machinist with 42 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War, and was a member of the Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 54 years, and was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Brown Graham.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elaine Morgan Brown of Chapel Hill; three daughters, Linda Brown Galvin of Chapel Hill, Bonnie (Greg) Brown Spain of Chapel Hill, and Gina (Jamie) Brown Heintz of Unionville; a son, Tommy Brown Jr. of Belfast; a sister, Elaine Hayes of Nashville; three brothers, James Brown of Nashville, Bill Brown of Olive Branch, Miss., and Phil Brown of Nashville; seven grandchildren, Zach, Amanda, Kasey, Tyler, Kenlea, Savannah, and Levie; and six great-grandchildren, Avery, Cheyanne, Kylie, Wyatt, Malia, and Haley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 302 North Horton Parkway, Chapel Hill. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Simpson Cemetery in Bedford County.

Visitation will be held at Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church Family Life Center.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.