Roy Lewis Brown
WHITINGHAM- Roy Lewis Brown, 92, died on November 30 at his home.
Mr. Brown was born January 12, 1928, in Halifax, the second of 12 children, to Leonard J. Brown and Ida R. (Sparrow) Brown.
A hard worker, Mr. Brown worked as a logger with his horses. As times changed, his love of the woods did not, and his horses were replaced by modern equipment. He retired from logging in 1984 due to cancer, but continued to work cutting and delivering firewood. He also worked at the Whitingham landfill for many years.
He enjoyed listening to “real” country music and in his younger days played guitar, sang, and yodeled, often with his sister Eleanor. He enjoyed hunting rabbits with his dogs and also deer hunting. In his later years he loved listening to hunting stories from his family.
He was a Red Sox fan and also enjoyed watching wrestling, which always made him laugh. In his younger years he participated in many horse drawings. He was also known for his creative reuse of materials. Nothing was wasted and everything could be “fixed.”
A gentle man, who would do anything for his family, Mr. Brown was also stubborn and determined, which helped him to overcome many medical challenges throughout his lifetime.
Mr. Brown is survived by his three children, Larry and Linda Brown, Terry and Charles Dix, of Whitingham, Anthony (Tony) and Michelle Brown, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; nine grandchildren, James and Ayako Brown, Laurie and Doug Dix, Michelle and Randy Smith, Dustin (Jim) and Sherri Brown, April and Art Pieger, Melanie and Darby Howe, Sarah and Rodney Sprague, Leah Brown, and Hunter Brown; 14 great-grandchildren, Rikki and Tia Brown, Stephen, Brian, and Nicholas Dix, Zachary and Katelin Smith, Katalina and Benet Pieger, Madison and Hailey Howe, Connor, Caden, and Collin Sprague; six great-great-grandchildren, Carson, Bradley, Austin, Lukas, Liam, and Addison; his dog and best friend Joe and Charlie the cat; his brothers Leonard Jr., Wendell, Roger, and Reginald Brown, and sisters Janet Nido and Annette Lee and their families, as well as sisters-in-law Antoinette Betit and Janice Kingsley.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Rita (Stone) Brown, in 2014, brothers Frank and Robert, and sisters Eleanor Maynard, Lillian Benz, and Marilyn Ball.
Graveside services for Mr. Brown will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Park and his staff and Bayada/Hospice for their help and support. Thanks also to Sally Hunkler, a helpful friend and neighbor, and Wayne Corse, a longtime invaluable friend.
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