October 23, 1942 - February 28, 2020
Mr. Auther Wayne Brown, age 77, a resident of Hoff Road, Belhaven, died Friday, February 28, 2020 at his home.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven.
A waterfront ceremony will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM.
Mr. Brown was born in Marion County, Florida on October 23, 1942. He was the son of the late Oscar and Pauline Brown. Mr. Brown served in the U. S. Army from 1961 to 1982, retiring with rank of First Sergeant. He was deployed in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. After retiring from the Army, he moved to Belhaven and worked as a commercial fisherman. Mr. Brown was a former Shriner and was a Baptist. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
On March 2, 1968, Mr. Brown married the former Brigitte Gunkel, who survives.
Surviving with his wife are his son, Robert Brown and wife Gwen of Graham, N.C; his daughter, Katie Brown of Belhaven ; his son, James Jones and wife Kimberly of Belhaven; Grandchildren, Samantha and husband Aaron Adams, Tristian Jones, Myranda Jones, Maria Fritzler, Shane Jordan, Jessi Brown, Lyndsi Brown and Chase Jones; Great grandchildren, Skyler Adams and Colton Adams; two sisters, Beatrice McLeod of Gainesville, FL, Sharon Kinard and husband David of Ocala, FL; brother, Calvin Brown of Fayetteville, N.C. and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Brown was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Brown and Kenneth Brown.
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Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Brown family.