Wesley Herbert Brown Sr., 84, of Athens passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.
Mr. Brown was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Etowah County, Alabama. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Athens, and a United States Army veteran. In 1994, Mr. Brown retired from Redstone Arsenal after 34 years as a system analyst. In 1962 he opened his own accounting firm, Brown & Brown Accountants, where he worked until his death.
Celebration service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Ron Oakley, Dan Hughes and Mark LaRue officiating. Burial in Limestone Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.
Pallbearers will be Perry Drummond, Dr. Wendell Shannon, Ewell Smith, Lowell Smith, Lewell Smith and Van Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob McAbee, Rutledge Banks, Bob Vaughn, Jimmy Ray Hodges, Harold Meals and Jerry Naylor.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gladys Hicks Brown; son Wes (Lynne) Brown Jr.; daughter Jayne (Bobby) Clem; grandsons Jonathan (Carrie) Brown and Jeremy (Britley) Brown; great-grandsons Cade Brown and Jace Brown; sisters, Betty Byrd and Lurlene (Harold) Smith; sister-in-law Betty (Bob) McAbee; brother-in-law Wendell (Bobbie) Hicks and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Frances Brown; brother, Tommy Brown; sisters Mary Read, Priscilla Levinson and Doris Read, and a infant grandson; and father- and mother-in-law Grady and Lucy Hicks.
Published on January 23, 2017