Frank was born in Randolph County on August 23, 1933, to Clyde Zimria and Daisy Viola Coble Brown. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kimberly Brady; great grandsons, Camden and Caleb Brady; brothers, Clyde Brown Jr., Ernest Brown, and Vernon Brown.
Mr. Brown was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church, where he served as both a deacon and trustee for many years and operated the sound system. He was a furniture machine maintenance person at Chatham Novelties. Frank had a love for farming, mowing and simply keeping his home and farm looking beautiful. Frank also loved being a cattle farmer and tractor mechanic.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Sylvia Foushee Brown; sons, Dennis Brown and wife, Vicky of Sanford, and Keith Brown of Ramseur; daughters, Deborah Holt and husband, Darrell of Liberty, and Darlene Brady and husband, Michael of Bennett; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Brown and wife, Sherry of Bennett, Jimmy Brown and wife, Pam of Knightdale, and Richard Brown and wife, Anne of Pittsboro; and sister, Louise B. Womble of Siler City.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2023 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Monday, July 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5046 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bennett, NC 27208, with Rev. Jimmy Hill and Rev. Don Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church Broadcasting Ministry.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Brown family.
Online Condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com