George Thomas Brown, 64 of Sidney, KY went home to be with his Savior, Thursday, November 26, 2020 at his home. Born December 8, 1955 at Pikeville, KY, he was the son of the late George H. Brown and Audrey (Shreeves) Brown.
The “Shoutin’ Man”, as he was called, loved the Lord with all his heart. He was filled with the Holy Spirit and would shout God’s praises and bless His Holy Name in church services. He was a devout man of God and he loved to share God’s love and goodness to everyone. He was a Christian and lived a life of servitude to others, always putting others first.
He prayed daily for the unsaved, the homeless, and those in need, protection for all children, the sick, and for the peace of Israel and God’s people. He would stop on his way to and back home from work daily to pray for his mother-in-law, Pauline (Pecco) Hackney, whom he loved dearly and thought of as a second mother and best friend.
George was a coal miner for many years. Because of lack of work in the area, he moved to Daytona Beach, FL in 1984, where he worked as the manager of Hawaiian Falls Miniature Golf for 25 years. He moved back to KY several years ago so he and Linda could help take care of her mother. At the time of his passing, he worked for Tug Valley ARH Regional Healthcare in South Williamson and worked part-time for Ernie Gullett of Shane Systems at the Children & Family Services buildings in Pikeville, KY. He met a lot of wonderful Christian believers there and became prayer partners with several of them. Everyone there were amazed how the children were immediately drawn to him. It was because they could feel his love for them.
George was predeceased by his father and mother, George H. Brown & Audrey (Shreeves) Brown; brother, Johnny Brown; sister, Nancy Louise Thacker; niece, Opal Thacker; and nephew, Scotty Walters.
He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Linda (Hackney) Brown; daughter, Rachel Brown of Largo, FL; daughter, Margaret Melise of Belfry, KY; son, David (Malena) Blackburn of Canton, NC; brother, Stoney (Eleanor) Brown of Sidney, KY; sister, Mary (Phillip) Walters of Sidney, sister, Mabelene (Palmer) Stevens of Toler Creek, KY, sister, Ina Ruth (Jimmy) Smith of Phelps, KY; granddaughter, Ashley Hatfield of Pikeville, KY, grandson, Joshua (Fallan) Hatfield of Newport News, VA, and grandson, Gavin Blackburn of Canton, NC; 3 great-grandchildren, Treslyn Hatfield of Newport News, VA, Craig Hatfield of Pikeville, KY, and Mariah Hatfield (Sweet Pea) of Daytona Beach, FL with whom he had a very close relationship because he took care of her from the time she was 6 months old after her family moved to FL; his niece, Jodi Dawn Rollins (LadyBug and Enemy #1) was very special to him also. He had many other nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family members who loved him and will miss him greatly.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Sunday evening at the Belfry Freewill Baptist Church with services at 7:00 pm conducted by Pastor Chris Varney.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Belfry Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Bartley of the Pleasant Valley Church in Pikeville, KY officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY with family members serving as pallbearers.
Per Gov. Andy Beshear’s mandate, all visitations and funeral services in the Commonwealth of Kentucky must be private family only and with no more than 25 people. Everyone must wear a mask or facial covering at all times and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
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