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Charles "Cowboy" H. Brown Sr.

September 16, 1935 ~ October 15, 2020 (age 85)


Charles “Cowboy” Hilton Brown, Sr., 85 ,  of Madisonville, KY passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

He was born in Madisonville, KY on September 16, 1935 to the late Richard H. Brown, Jr. and Pansy G. Patterson Brown. 

Mr. Brown was of the Baptist faith and retired from Island Creek Coal Mine and Retiki Coal Mine where he worked as a mechanic.  He was a member of UMWA and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Mr. Brown enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing guitar, CB radio, and decorating for family Christmas. Nothing made him smile more than spending time with his grandchildren and a Louisiana Sirloin from O’Charleys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Ray Brown and Bobby Eugene Brown; and his sister, Dorothy Elizabeth Mitchell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Joye Brown of Madisonville, KY; his six children: Carolyn Sue Brown of Madisonville, KY, Mary (Paul) McKenzie of Madisonville, KY, “Libby” (Randy) Cansler of Madisonville, KY, Charles (Chrystal) Brown, Jr. of Greenville, KY, Terry (Cathy) Brown of Madisonville, KY, and James Brown of Madisonville, KY; one brother, Wayne Everett Mitchell of Earlington, KY; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Private.

Visitation will be on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY and on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 11:00 AM until 1:30pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Chase Brown, Randy Allen Taylor, Christopher Brown, Paul McKenzie, Randy Cansler, and Adam Eubank.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Zach DeLano and Kai Brown

Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY is in charge of the arrangements.

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October 18, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Reid-Walters Funeral Home, LLC
202 E Farren Ave, PO Box 156
Earlington, KY 42410

October 19, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Reid-Walters Funeral Home, LLC
202 E Farren Ave, PO Box 156
Earlington, KY 42410

Private Funeral

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