Orville Brown

    April 19, 1937 - August 15, 2012

Orville Brown, age 75, of the Blue John community, departed this life on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Mr. Brown was born on April 19, 1937 in Sloans Valley, Kentucky to the late James O. and Sally McKee Brown. He was a retired dryer operator for Kingsford Charcoal in Burnside, KY and member of the Dixie Bend Baptist Church.  Mr. Brown was a hard worker and enjoyed doing general repairs for friends and family. He loved to fish, hunt, and raise a garden. He was also an avid UK Wildcats fan.

Mr. Brown married his wife, Alma Jo Hall Brown on March 29, 1959 in Somerset, Kentucky and she survives him. He was a loving husband and father and active with his children and grandchildren.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons, Russell (and Leshia) Brown of Parkers Lake, KY and Jeff (and Kim) Brown of Somerset; three daughters, Sheila VanHook of Somerset, Cindy (and Bill) Henderson of Eubank, KY, Delores (and David) Thompson of Sloans Valley, KY; seven grandchildren, Kathy Crabtree, Brian Branscum, Kendra Brown, Sonja Adams, Jacob Lee, William Thompson, and Brittney Thompson; eleven great grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; three brothers, Cressel (and Eileen) Brown of Sloans Valley, KY, Kenneth (and Linda) Brown of Sloans Valley, KY, and Doyle Brown of Sloans Valley, KY; and a sister, Della (and Bill) Lemmon of Sloans Valley, KY.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Wayne Adams and a sister, Margie Dobbs.

Visitation for Mr. Brown will be Saturday, August 18th at 6:00 pm at the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 19th at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Hammond officiating. Burial will be in the Sloans Valley Cemetery.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Orville Brown.