Jerry “JB” Troy Brown, 81, of Travelers Rest, SC, beloved husband of the late Roberta Ramey Brown, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
Born in Greenville County on January 5, 1942, he was the son of the late Troy and Mae Brown.
Jerry was a member of Forestville Baptist Church.
Throughout his career, Jerry served as an electrical Project Superintendent for Davis Electrical, where his commitment and expertise left an indelible mark. Beyond his professional life, Jerry was a dedicated farmer, raising hogs and chickens on his farm. His green thumb was legendary, providing an abundance of vegetables and his renowned homemade sausage to family and friends. He was known for his culinary creativity, especially his prize-winning sweet potato ice cream, crafted from his own recipes.
A die-hard FORD man and NASCAR enthusiast, he had the ability to build and repair most anything. If he couldn’t fix something, he would, as his children called it, “Jerry Rig”, it.
His storytelling prowess captivated all who gathered around him. He found joy in singing and dancing to classic country tunes, while also relishing moments hunting and fishing.
Jerry will be dearly missed and forever remembered for his love, generosity, and the profound impact he had on the lives of those around him.
He is survived by a daughter, Michele Hankey; a son, Jerry Gregory Brown (Rachel), three sisters, Jean McManus (Bill), Judy Smith, and Myra Martin (Bill); one brother, Leonard Brown; ten grandchildren, several of whom he played an instrumental role in raising; and sixteen great grandchildren.
In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherrie Angela Tapp; and two brothers, Ronnie Brown and Frankie Brown.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 12:45 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Forestville Baptist Church, with the funeral service to follow at 1:45 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Burial will be held in Forestville Baptist Church cemetery.
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