August 23, 1933 ~ June 30, 2023

Eugene Franklin “Frank” Brown, 89, of Siler City, passed away Friday, June 30, 2023.

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, Keith Brown of Ramseur; daughters, Deborah Holt and husband Darrell of Liberty, Darlene Brady and husband Michael of Bennett; twelve grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Brown and wife Sherry of Bennett, Jimmy Brown and wife Pam of Knightdale, Richard Brown and wife Anne of Pittsboro; and sister, Louise B. Womble of Siler City.

A visitation was held on Sunday, July 2, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Monday, July 3, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5046 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bennett, N.C. 27208, with Rev. Jimmy Hill and Rev. Don Edwards officiating. Burial follows in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church Broadcasting Ministry.

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