Clore-English Funeral Home

11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA


Joseph Richard Brown Sr.

6 December, 195425 November, 2019

Joseph Richard Brown, Sr., age 64, of Culpeper, VA, passed away at UVA Medical Center November 25, 2019. Born December 6, 1954 to Alma Richard Brown and Dorothy Miller, he was a carpenter who enjoyed woodworking, softball, camping and being outdoors.

Surviving family is his son Rick Brown, his mother Dorothy J. Miller and her husband Charlie, his brother Fred Brown and his wife Tracey, granddaughters Abigail Brown and Isabelle Brown and several nieces and nephews. His father precedes Joseph in death.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Brandy Fire Department, 19601 Church Street, Brandy Station, VA 22714. A time of visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Everyone is invited to remain after the service for a time of food and fellowship. Please dress in a casual manner as this is what Rick would have wanted. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Rick’s name to the Brandy Fire Department, 19601 Church Street, Brandy Station, VA 22714.

Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Brown family through clore-english.com. The Brown family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


  • Brandy Fire Department



  • Visitation Sunday, 1 December , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, 1 December , 2019


  • Food & Fellowship to Follow Service, Interment Private at a later date


Joseph Richard Brown Sr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

Tracy Brown

November 29, 2019

Rick was this amazingly talented, but incredibly humble man. He endured what seemed like almost constant pain for many years but never complained. He came to our place many times over the last 20 years and worked with Fred to add beautiful crown mold, chair rail, and wainscoat. to help turn our house into a beautiful home. They gutted rooms and built them back to new better versions of themselves! He was a master carpenter and a much loved brother! Fred always wanted to build a home when he retired, and a place for Rick in that home was always in the plans! He loved his brother!

Robert Cook

November 28, 2019

Sorry to hear of Rick’s passing.
Ruth and I looked forward to seeing
Fred and Rick every summer when they came to mow
the field next door. Rick was a very caring person
We will surely miss him.
Our sympathy and prayers,
Bob & Ruth Cook