Leon Eugene Brown Sr.
Mr. Leon Eugene Brown Sr., age 84, of LaGrange passed away December 18, 2019 at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Brown was born on June 9, 1935 in Fortson, Georgia to the late M.F. and Ludia Grant Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Albert and sister Eleanor, both of Columbus; his wife of 46 years and mother of his children, Betty K. Brown of Columbus.
Mr. Brown proudly served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961 as a Combat Engineer. Following his time in the service, Mr. Brown was a milk truck route driver with Wells Dairy of LaGrange. In 1970 he then began a long career as a USDA Beef and Poultry Inspector until his retirement at age 71.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Brown; his sons, Leon Eugene Brown, Jr. (Lori) of Douglas, Georgia and Steven T. Brown (Phyllis) of Lake Park, Georgia; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from noon until service time on Sunday. A private interment will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in LaGrange.