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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.

12 Comments

  • Nancy & Mike Hunike Posted April 22, 2022 8:15 pm

    So, so sorry to hear this news….Mr. Brown was such a positive and happy man. Always so nice to me and my family….Prayers and hugs go out to his family during this difficult time….

  • Wayne & LInda Elms Posted April 22, 2022 10:25 pm

    We both thought the world of Kent. He was a wonderful man and loved by the entire community. Our earliest memories will always be seeing him and greeted at the Butner Gulf Station. I believe no one will ever set his record as treasurer in the Masonic Lodge in Butner/Creedmoor Lodges. He’ll be missed by all who knew him.

    • Joe Seagroves Posted April 25, 2022 10:23 am

      He always had a good word and a great smile.

  • Doug Strickland Posted April 23, 2022 4:35 am

    Ms.Brown, Ken & Gina
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll never forget several times with you all but, one sticks out above all. We went to the y’all’s A-frame home on the lake and got up the next day and Mr.Kent had us down on the dock and Ms.Judy was at the helm of the boat. Mr.Kent got ready with his skis and sat on the dock. We were all in the boat when he gave the signal for Ms Judy to “hit it” and he came right off the dock and never got wet until we came back around to the dock. He taught me how to ski. I can remember Mr. Brown at the gulf station reside Arnold’s and Mrs.Brown working at Northern Telecom and then opening up her florist shop. Back in the day so many of the folks in Butner provide a good and safe place for kids to grow up. Glad to have know your husband and dad.

    Doug and Debbie Strickland

  • Becky Vincent & Gene Vincent Posted April 23, 2022 1:59 pm

    Gina and family
    We send many thoughts and prayers to all of you. We were neighbors at the lake for many years. Loved being at the lake and around your parents. Say hello to your Mom, Judy.. Many hugs to all.
    Gene & Becky

  • Kare Carden Posted April 24, 2022 3:05 am

    Ms Brown,Gian and Ken I’m sorry for your loss yall are in my Prayers and God Bless your family

  • Renee Gupton Mangum Posted April 26, 2022 2:14 pm

    I remember Kent at the Gulf and around Butner. Please except my deepest sympathy. To Mike, Judy and All the Brown Family, God Bless you all.

  • Worth & Gail Hinton Brown Posted April 26, 2022 7:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Your dad was a good person, I graduated with him in 1957 Corinth Holders Highschool, Zebulon, NC. Remember him at our last 1957 class reunion. Prayers for the family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and keep you all safe.

  • Class of 1957 CHS, Zebulon, NC Posted April 26, 2022 7:04 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and keep you safe.

  • Faye Weaver Posted April 28, 2022 12:50 am

    Carl and I are so sorry to hear of Kent’s passing!! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you! God Bless!

  • Doug and Marie Jones Posted April 30, 2022 1:35 pm

    So sorry for your loss.Praying for the family🙏🏻

  • Cecil Hudgins Posted May 18, 2022 9:47 pm

    Kent was a happy guy, a joy to be around and always willing to help. This has already been mentioned, but he was always ready to hand out bubble gum. I remember the days of he and Thurman Love at the service station in Butner, checking oil, radiator and brake fluid. Fond memories of growing up in Butner, in a simpler time. He will be missed.

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