Andrew “Kent” Brown
Andrew “Kent” Brown, 82, of Clarksville, VA (previously of Butner, NC) passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Granville Medical Center.
Kent was born in Johnston County, NC on September 2 1939 to the late Wallace Dwight Brown and Winnie Davis Tillett.
He leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Judith “Judy” Arnold Brown, a daughter, Regina “Gina” Brown of Charlotte, a son, Andrew Kent “Ken” Brown, Jr of Raleigh, and three beautiful grandchildren; Clarie Olivia Folk, Virginia “Grace” Folk and Chris “Evans” Folk, III, all of Charlotte. He also leaves one brother, Rodney Brown of Johnston County and many nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
Mr. Brown was well known for many years in the town of Butner, NC. Having come to Butner for one of his first jobs at John Umstead Hospital, he was known over the years as a firefighter, police officer, construction worker and for many years a Gulf dealer with his business partner, Thurman Love. Always with a smile on his face and a piece of bubble gum in his pocket for any kids in the car, he was loved and respected by many. He was always one to have a project going, whether it be building Circle Plaza Flower and Gift Shop for his wife, Judy, or constructing Twin Circles Mobile Home Park with his friends in the MC-BAR corporation.
He had many things in his life that were important to him, from his membership at Butner Presbyterian Church, his duties at the Butner Masonic Lodge to most importantly being a husband, dad and later grandfather. Later in his life, he and Judy moved permanently to their house on Kerr Lake where he continued to grow his interests and became a master woodworker, building many beautiful pieces of furniture over the years. He also became a bee keeper, and in keeping with his “do-it-yourself” nature, harvested, spun, packaged and sold his own wildflower honey.
He will be missed by many, but his memory will be kept and celebrated by all who knew and loved him.
Please join his family in celebrating his life at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor, NC on Saturday, May 21,2022. Visitation begins at 12:00pm and funeral services in the chapel at 2:00pm. Graveside services with Masonic Rites to follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens.