Mr. Brown was born Feb. 4, 1942, in Bibb County, a son of the late Charles Brown and Lillie Meeks Brown.
He was a member of the Pine Log United Methodist Church and an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was a retired pipe fitter.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Dolores Branch Brown; his children, Johnny Mack Brown and Jack Matthew Brown, both of Maryland, Donald Edward Wright of Ranger and Jody Marie Cole of Maryland; six grandchildren; and several nieces and a nephew.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, from the Pine Log United Methodist Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Please visit www.owen funerals.com to post tributes and sign the online guest register.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, is in charge of the arrangements.