OBITUARY

John I. Brown Jr.

September 7, 1972May 1, 2018
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Services to honor the life of John I. Brown, Jr., age 45, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, conducted by Mr. James Preuett.

John was born in Bossier City, LA on September 7, 1972, and passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2018, due to complications from pneumonia. He had made his home in the Houston, TX (Porter) area, and was Head Soccer Coach at Porter High School. This young man’s heart was as big as the state where he lived and had a genuine concern and affection for those he coached.

John attended his local Baptist church and enjoyed hunting, surfing, fishing, and hosting backyard parties. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, friend, and mentor who will be deeply missed!

John is survived by his parents, John I. Brown, Sr. and Rosemarie Brown; brother, James Kurt Brown and his son, Justice Brown; sister, Karen Diane Pierce and her children, McKenzie Pierce, and Scott and Zack Wortham. He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

The family would like to thank Kevin Edge, Tony Tobias, and Johnny Gonzales for their friendship and compassion.

Memorials may be made to Porter High School Soccer Team, 22625 Sandy Ln. Porter, TX 77365.

You may sign the online guest book by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.

  • FAMILY

  • John I. Brown, Sr. and Rosemarie Brown, Parents
  • James Kurt Brown and his son, Justice, Brother
  • Karen Diane Pierce and her children, McKenzie Pierce, Scott and Zack Wortham, Sister
  • ~ ~, Grandparents

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

John I. Brown Jr.

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Terry Williford

May 25, 2018

John Brown ..... a man of highest integrity, full of kindness and compassion, with character beyond all descriptive superlatives.

Blush on, Coach! You would be so very red from head to toe if you could hear all the compliments. : )
No one will EVER be able to replace you in the lives of students at PHS.

Much love XOXOXO,
Terry Williford

Brian Flack

May 9, 2018

John, always enjoyed the days that you, my brother, and I went surfing when you worked in Rockport. Those were a lot of days. You always did everything you could to help kids and were a great guy. You will be missed my friend.




Brian Flack

Kevin Edge

May 9, 2018


John,
I am proud to say that you are my best friend. I've never met anyone like you. You are smart, strong, responsible, direct, and not afraid to speak your mind. Folks know where they stand with you. At the same time, you don't hesitate to give a friend the shirt off of your back. Your loyalty to friendship is unprecedented. I had the honor to experience this and I am thankful for the time we had. I have so many memories: working at SEARS together, the jokes that never seemed to get old, singing George Jones or Metallica in the truck on the way to college, the trips to Mira to visit Aunt Nora, the best workout partner a guy could have, spring break vacations, best man at my wedding, and the list goes on. As we got older and busy with life, we didn't get to connect as often as we once did. When given the opportunity we had no problem picking right back up where we left off. Just last summer we were smoking rib-eye steaks and singing karaoke at my house in Arlington, TX. My son, Eli, still talks about what a good time we had that weekend.
I've got to tell you buddy, you really shocked me on this one. I'm really going to miss you!

Kevin

Kevin Edge

May 9, 2018

Kevin Edge

May 9, 2018

Kevin Edge

May 9, 2018

Henry Rameriz

May 9, 2018

My connection to John is through soccer.
He was one of my refs in my pool that would help with youth and adult games. Ever the consummate professional, he'd help me in mentoring my young kids so they'd enjoy the job and feel motivated to continue. I hear he was the same in school. The good ones are just that... good, no matter where they are. It was a true joy working with him. He made our times out on the pitches fun, not just a job. Guys like that are rare. He was. You'll be missed, my friend.

Henry Ramirez
Referee Assignor
Kingwood Alliance Soccer Club
ARCSoccer Club

Melinda Mcgee

May 9, 2018

John joined our Porter 'village' the year we opened. He modeled generosity to his students, his teams and their families. If there was a need, John took care of it! He may have been rough around the edges but his heart was gold. I will miss John's quick wit, easy smile and colorful chats.




Melinda McGee

Porter HS

Juan Flores

May 9, 2018


Coach,

You were always great to be around and you were definitely someone I looked up to from the get go! You were always there for me and made sure I was doing good, not only in soccer or school but also just in life. I´ll miss all the good times we had but more than anything, I'm grateful that I got cross paths in life with you, you will be greatly missed and forever loved !


May you rest in peace,

Juan Flores


Lupe Cruz

May 9, 2018


Dear Coach JB,

Thank you for being the best coach and for always being there for us.Thank you for all the memories and for all the stuff you did for me.You were the best coach and a great person.Thank you for all the opportunities you gave me and for never giving up on me.Ima miss you alot coach and i wish i could of seen you one more time and thank you for everything.Im gonna miss you alot and you will always have a place in my heart.

Rest easy coach

Sincerely,
Lupe Cruz

Biography

Services to honor the life of John I. Brown, Jr., age 45, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, conducted by Mr. James Preuett.

John was born in Bossier City, LA on September 7, 1972, and passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2018, due to complications from pneumonia. He had made his home in the Houston, TX (Porter) area, and was Head Soccer Coach at Porter High School. This young man’s heart was as big as the state where he lived and had a genuine concern and affection for those he coached.

John attended his local Baptist church and enjoyed hunting, surfing, fishing, and hosting backyard parties. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, friend, and mentor who will be deeply missed!

John is survived by his parents, John I. Brown, Sr. and Rosemarie Brown; brother, James Kurt Brown and his son, Justice Brown; sister, Karen Diane Pierce and her children, McKenzie Pierce, and Scott and Zack Wortham. He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

The family would like to thank Kevin Edge, Tony Tobias, and Johnny Gonzales for their friendship and compassion.

Memorials may be made to Porter High School Soccer Team, 22625 Sandy Ln. Porter, TX 77365.

You may sign the online guest book by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.