• James Brown

James Brown

Brown James Franklin Brown Sr was born on Dec. 3, 1941, in Freestone, and left this earth on Jan. 22, 2024.

He was the oldest of six children. James was proceeded in death by his parents Joel Franklin and Ruba Brown, brother Eugene Brown, sister Pat Wilson, and grandson Hagen Richards.

He is survived by his loving wife, Glenda Brown; two sons, Jamie Brown (Judy) and Michael Brown (Lucinda); three stepsons Joey Richards (Sheila), Chad Richards (Teresa), and Shane Richards (Jennifer); several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers Joel Brown Jr (Kathy) and Billy Brown (Leila); and sister Virginia Vinsonhaler.

James served in the Army National Guard for six years and was stationed in Ft. Ord, California. He retired from Lone Star Gas after 28 yrs.

James then owned and operated Affordable Floors and Furniture with his wife Glenda. He also worked as a delivery driver for CVS and P&S Pharmacy.

James had an unwavering love for his wife Glenda (also known as Punkin or Meme as he lovingly called her). He would do anything for her. On Feb 2, they would have been married 34 years.

James had a wealth of knowledge, especially with anything mechanical, home related, vehicles, sports, gardening, and fishing. He was always ready to share knowledge with those who would listen.

James wasn’t one to sit in the house. He loved to be outdoors tinkering with lawnmowers, working in the yard, feeding fish, or sitting on the back porch sipping coffee with Punkin and watching the deer.

James loved playing 42 and was a fierce competitor. He would always outbid you and could pull off a win nearly every time, and occasionally with nothing in his hand.

You couldn’t take anything personally that he might say to you during a game. Shane has been accused of making up rules and Punkin was supposed to know what he always had in his hand.

James loved all his grandkids and had nicknames for all of them.

James didn’t like to leave home very often, but when he did venture out, it was because he was going to an auction, going to eat fish, watch grandkids at sporting events, or to sit in the car at a dreaded thrift shop waiting on Punkin to finish shopping.

He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. Special thanks to Dr. Agarwal, nurses Edie, Carrie and Koti for the excellent care and genuine love and concern for James and Glenda during his many years of cancer treatments.

It gives us comfort to know that James is no doubt, in Heaven, praising God and hugging on Hagen.

The visitation was Saturday, Jan. 27, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with service following at 3. The burial was at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jamie Brown, Michael Brown, Joey Richards, Chad Richards, and Shane Richards.

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