The Rev. Buddy Brown passed away quietly and made his grand entrance into Glory at his Hamilton residence on Feb. 18, 2021, after a courageous 3-year battle against cancer.
Buddy was born in 1935 in Pigeon Roost, KY to Viola (Brock) Brown and Robert Brown. He attended the local schools and graduated from Bush High School in 1955. He attended Sue Bennett Junior College for 2 years and enlisted in the U.S. Navy for which he served 3 years. He married Alpha Fields on May 25, 1959. In 1962 Buddy relocated his wife and son to Hamilton, Ohio and began working for the Mosler Safe Company. He had various jobs after the Navy, including local substitute teaching, Frigidaire, Monsanto, and finally Hamilton Molded Products, now known as ADS, from which he retired. After official retirement from ADS, Buddy took a job in the mail room at the First Financial Bank for whom he worked a further 10 years. Buddy was an avid sports enthusiast and played baseball and basketball through high school, and then 2 years of junior college basketball. He played many years of church softball and also coached his 3 sons on the Senator's Little league baseball team along with his friend Neil Burtis. He followed his youngest son to Babe Ruth baseball where he continued to coach for several more years. Buddy was also known as an avid Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan. He adored all of his grandchildren and watched them all play their various sports for many years. Buddy never had an enemy and made friends everywhere he went. Buddy grew up in church and accepted Christ as his savior at a young age, and later, as a young man, accepted the call to preach the Gospel of Christ. Buddy preached for many years at various local Baptist Churches including Zion Baptist, Friendship Baptist, and Franklin Street Baptist. He greatly enjoyed Bible study and loved teaching a local Bible study with 2 of his 3 sons.
Buddy leaves behind 4 children: oldest son Kirk (Sandy) Brown, their 3 children Braden 33, Logan (Morgan)31 and his great granddaughter Indiana who he thought “hung the moon”, and daughter Jordan: son Scott (Nancy) and Scott's sons Mason 28 and Dalton 25, son Brett 53 and his daughter Cynthia (33), daughter Lora 51(Tony) Couch and their 3 children Bryce 23, Conner 15, and daughter Sidney 13. Buddy was preceded in death by his wife Alpha 48, mother Viola, father Robert, sister Cora Benge, sister Pearl Roper, sister Georgia Jackson, sister Dorothy Booth, sister Reva, brother Emmanuel Brown, brother Clayton Brown, and brother Robert Brown. He is survived by his sister Vivian (Carl) Gilbert and many friends (too many to name), and three very close friends Paul Fontaine, Jim Cain and Frank Huelsbeck.
Service will be Saturday Feb. 27th at 11:00 am at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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