Van Austin Brown, 76, of Wilmar, died on August 3, 2017 at the Bradley County Medical Center.

He was a retired roofing contractor for many years, starting Browns Roofing. He served in U.S Navy and was a Missionary Baptist.

Mr. Brown was born on May 18, 1941 in Warren, and was the son of the late Ollie Brown and Lura White Brown.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James Ollie Brown, Ricky Don Brown and Roy Dwayne Brown and a sister, Mammie Ilene Brown Harton.

He is survived by a son, Bob Brown of Hermitage; three daughters, Becky Hildebrand of Flora, Illinois, Tonya Loveless, and Katy Fortenberry; 10 grandchildren, Jim Austin Brown, April Nicole Everheart, Dustin McKinzie Brown, Justin Kyle Hildebrand, Jarrad Lee Hildebrand, Branden Lee Jones, David Ashton Jones, Benjamin Dwight Loveless, John Austin Cruce and Jaci Analeigh Fortenberry; 14 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Juanita Dye of Monticello.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 7 at 4 p.m. at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren. Burial will be at 16th Section Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 6, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, August 6th at the funeral home.


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