James Daniel Brown, Jr, age 71, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Friday September 7, 2018 at Community Hospice, Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Brown was born on September 28, 1946 in Columbus, Georgia the son of the late James Daniel Brown, Sr. and Lorita Virginia Jones Brown.
Mr. Brown worked as an electrician in the United States Navy retiring after twenty-one years of service. Afterwards Mr. Brown was formerly employed by Fleetwood and most recently with Elixir Extrusions. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Douglas, GA. and a member of Masonic Lodge #386.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Rose Brown of Douglas, GA; daughter, Amber Brown of Seattle, Washington; two step-sons, Eddie Watson and wife Jennifer of Winder, GA and Jimmy C. Watson of Douglas, GA; five grandchildren, Patrick Watson, Taylor Watson, J.C. Watson, Camden Watson and Peyton Watson; two brothers, Archie Brown and wife Rosemary of Douglas, GA and Steve Brown and wife Melinda; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church with Rev. Shep Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Douglas City Cemetery with Military Honors by the United States Navy. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 9:00pm at Sims Funeral Home. Mr. Brown will lie-in-state Tuesday from 1 until 2:00pm prior to the service. Sara Brown sang “Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone” and congregational songs were “How Great Thou Art” and “Precious Memories” with Marsha Gillard on piano. Prelude and postlude music was provided by Marsha Gillard. Pallbearers were Richie Botelho, Landon Botelho, Blake Brown, Craig Brown, Lawton Brown ,Danny Leccese, David Weeks and Jack Cliett. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge #386 and co-workers with Elixir Extrusions.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.simsfuneralhome.com.
Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.