Nelson Kirby Brown, of Fairfield, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio. He was 87.
Born on September 19, 1930, in Yosemite, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Estel (and Estelle McGinnis) and Cecilia Hatter Brown. Kirby was a retired truck driver for Kroger. He most recently worked at the Marsh Fishing Lake in Fairfield. He was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.
Mr. Brown is survived by his loving wife, Deva Vest Brown of Fairfield, Ohio; two sons, Hyman (and Cathy) Brown of Fairfield, Ohio and Nelson Ray (and Patty) Brown of Trenton, Ohio; five grandchildren; and eight grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Kirby is preceded in death by a great-grandson, Joshua Brown; one sister, Dorothy Morgan; and eight brothers, William Floyd Brown, Clayton Jean Brown, Delmer Brown, Edward Brown, Williard Brown, Irvine Brown, Kenneth Conley Brown and Cantrell Brown.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Vest and Bro. Bobby McFarland officiating.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions of sympathy may be made to the Willow Springs Cemetery Fund c/o Marilyn Watson at 292 Clear Branch Rd. Liberty, Kentucky 42539.
Arrangements for Mr. Nelson Kirby Brown are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.