Bennie F. Brown Sr., 93 of Taylors, S.C., passed away Sunday June 14, 2015. Mr. Brown was born in Travelers Rest and was the son of the late Calvin Brown Sr. and Callie Cox Brown. Mr. Brown was a member of St. Luke UMC in Travelers Rest.
He was a member of the United States Army. After his military service he worked for decades at J.P. Stevens before retiring from Duke Power.
In addition to working for these companies Mr. Brown was active in the real estate field. He was also owner and strong foundation of Brown Funeral Home. He was predeceased by his wife, Julia Paige McKinney Brown, and son, Jerry Douglas Brown Sr.
The family is also saddened by the loss of Larry O. Brown on June 16, 2015.
Surviving Mr. Brown is one son: Bennie F. Brown Jr. (Mirdis) and one daughter: Attorney Juliette Brown Mims (Judge Henry Mims); and eight grandchildren: Jerry D. Brown Jr., Bennie F. Brown III, Brandon P. Brown (Kimberely), Joey Mims (Keisha), Julianna Mims; Vanessa Brown, Christopher Brown and Preston Brown; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends can view Mr. Brown Wednesday, June 17 from 1 - 8 p.m. at The Brown Funeral Home, Greer, SC.