WAYNESVILLE - James Louis Brown, 95, formerly of Otto, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020.
A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late John Cling Brown and Sarah Houston Brown. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Shope Brown; son, Mark Alan Brown; and siblings, Zelma, Harrell, Paul, Elmer, Cecil, Burco and John.
James proudly served his Country in the Marines during WWII. He was a retired heavy metal press operator with the Pontiac Motor Division, a member of Coweeta Baptist Church, and a past member of the American Legion. James enjoyed gardening and music, especially bluegrass and gospel.
He is survived by his children, Gary Brown (Anne) of Missoula, Montana and James Dewayne Brown (Julianne) of Sun City, Arizona; four grandchildren, Kristie Krejci, James Brown, Jessica Brown Marshall and Victoria Audritsh; and four great-grandchildren, Annabelle Krejci, James Krejci, Johnny Audritsh and Avery Audritsh; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at Coweeta Baptist Church with the Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Burial will follow in the Rush Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Krejci, James Krejci, John Audritsh, Kevin Brown, Ronnie Dowdle and Alex Comprani.
Mr. Brown will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
The family requests that social distancing and mask wearing be practiced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Coweeta Baptist Church, 780 Coweeta Church Rd. Otto, NC 28763
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.