OBITUARY

Richard Osborn Brown Sr.

April 12, 1942December 17, 2016
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Mr. Richard Osborn Brown, Sr., 74, born April 12, 1942 in Knoxville, TN, died December 17, 2016; resident of Douglas County, Georgia since 1968. Mr. Brown was a proud American who began his career with the US Army in 1961 and continued for another 36 years in the telecommunications industry with Western Electric. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Order, Battle Hill Lodge 523, and an avid traveler who enjoyed seeing the country in his motorhome. Mr. Brown faithfully served as a member of his church where he served on numerous committees and as a deacon for many years. He loved his church family and enjoyed the numerous mission trips he served on.

Richard Brown was preceded in death by his mother and father Osborn H. & Mary Elizabeth Brown; survived by his wife of 51 years, Lyn Massey Brown; his son Richard (Rick) O. Brown, Jr and his wife Angela of Roswell, GA; his daughters Beckey Brown Hammond and husband John of Maple Grove, MN, and Kathy Brown Finley and husband Nathan of Flowery Branch, GA; also survived by grandchildren Jacob Lammie, Jessey Hammond, Elayna Hammond, Ryan Brown, and Kelsey Brown; sisters LaVelda Brown Lewis of Zionsville, IN and LaVonne Brown Prothero and husband Dale of New London, NH.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a great husband, loving father, and kind friend.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Reverend Steve McFall officiating. He will be laid to rest at Georgia National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Richard requested donations be made in his name to the Vision2020 fund at Central Baptist Church, 5811 Central Church Rd., Douglasville, GA, 30135.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 20, 2016
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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Nathan Finley

December 30, 2016

Richard Brown was one of the kindest, most generous, God loving men I have ever had the chance to know. Richard was a great leader and mentor and lived as an example to us all. He had a great sense of humor and cared for others. Richard will be missed by all those that had the honor to know him. I am thankful for being his son-in-law and I will always miss him.

Monica Rooks

December 24, 2016

A "true hero" for serving our country. Thoughts and prayers for his family during this difficult time, especially my boss & his son, Rick.

Gwen & Rex Gray

December 23, 2016

Dearest Lyn and family: Richard was the best brother-in-law a person could have. He was the "rock" of the family and we will all miss him so much. May God bless and keep all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

December 22, 2016

Dear The Brown Family,

I am so sorry to here about R.O. I know you are devastated by his loss. He was such a great person with outstanding personal character. I worked with him for over 20 years and found him to be one of my favorite co-workers. I missed the funeral because I was in the hospital on the day of the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jerry Goodman
jngoodman@bellsouth.net

December 21, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. We worked with him at Western Electric. He will be sorely missed.
Benny Barnes
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The Arwood's

December 21, 2016

We are so very sorry for your loss and your broken hearts <3 Sending all our love and prayers!

Matt and Lynn Gripentrog

December 21, 2016

Kathy, Nathan and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We love you.

Linda and Mark Schuppener

December 21, 2016

Lyn, we are so very, very sorry for the loss your sweet Richard. He will be deeply missed by all of us, but especially by you and his family. Richard's kind and gentle nature was very endearing. Prayers that you find comfort in the love of friends and family who grieve with you. We love you.

Karen Parmer

December 21, 2016

What a beautiful obituary for such a fine man. Dan and I are so sorry for your loss. Praying for a healing heart.

December 20, 2016

I'm sorry for the lost may you find comfort. This is one of Danial Chase Brown daughter Joy Darlene Miser Brown I'm so sorry...

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Biography

Mr. Richard Osborn Brown, Sr., 74, born April 12, 1942 in Knoxville, TN, died December 17, 2016; resident of Douglas County, Georgia since 1968. Mr. Brown was a proud American who began his career with the US Army in 1961 and continued for another 36 years in the telecommunications industry with Western Electric. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Order, Battle Hill Lodge 523, and an avid traveler who enjoyed seeing the country in his motorhome. Mr. Brown faithfully served as a member of his church where he served on numerous committees and as a deacon for many years. He loved his church family and enjoyed the numerous mission trips he served on.

Richard Brown was preceded in death by his mother and father Osborn H. & Mary Elizabeth Brown; survived by his wife of 51 years, Lyn Massey Brown; his son Richard (Rick) O. Brown, Jr and his wife Angela of Roswell, GA; his daughters Beckey Brown Hammond and husband John of Maple Grove, MN, and Kathy Brown Finley and husband Nathan of Flowery Branch, GA; also survived by grandchildren Jacob Lammie, Jessey Hammond, Elayna Hammond, Ryan Brown, and Kelsey Brown; sisters LaVelda Brown Lewis of Zionsville, IN and LaVonne Brown Prothero and husband Dale of New London, NH.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a great husband, loving father, and kind friend.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Reverend Steve McFall officiating. He will be laid to rest at Georgia National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Richard requested donations be made in his name to the Vision2020 fund at Central Baptist Church, 5811 Central Church Rd., Douglasville, GA, 30135.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246