Covington Ray Brown, 85, of Earlington, KY passed away at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
He was born in Carbondale, KY on April 24,1934.
Mr. Brown was proceeded in death by his mother and father, Gertrude and Will Brown; stepfather, Claude Franklin; four brothers: Howard Brown, Morris Brown, Curtis Brown, and Garland Brown; two sisters: Evelyn Wilson and twin sister, Faye Gary.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha Gamblin Brown of Earlington, KY who he married Dec. 18, 1955; two sons: Bill Brown and his wife, Patsy, of Nashville, TN and Tim Brown and his wife, Lisa, of Suthards, KY; two sisters in law: Patsy Brown of Carbondale, KY and Nancy Brown of Carbondale, KY; three granddaughters: Audrey Brown and her fiancé, Tanner Crowe, Madison Brown, and Darby Brown.
Mr. Brown retired from Island Creek Coal Co. Providence 1 Mines and retired from KY Transportation Cabinet.
He was ordained as a deacon of Suthards Baptist Church on March 11, 1962; he currently was a Deacon and member of Earlington First Baptist Church. Mr. Brown was a member and past Master of Earlington Masonic Lodge, a member of the Earlington Civic Club, and a KY Colonel.
Funeral Services will be officiated by Bro. Matthew Williams and will be private.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Brown’s nephews: Mark Brown, David Brown, Troy Brown, Kevin Martin, Randy Martin, and Mike Carlisle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Earlington First Baptist Church Building Fund.
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Earlington First Baptist Building Fund
114 E. Moss Ave., Earlington KY 42410