William Henry Brown

Published 4:33 pm Thursday, October 9, 2014

William Henry Brown, 75, of Canoe, passed away Tuesday Oct. 7, 2014, in Pensacola, Fla.

He was a longtime employee of Swift Supply in Atmore, and was born in Washington County on Sept. 20, 1939, to the late Elmer and Agnes Adkinson Brown. He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, June Brown of Canoe; and his children Ryan (Charla) Brown of Pensacola, Fla., Lindsey Brown of Atmore, Shannon (Alyssa) Teal of Chattanooga, Tenn., Pam (Danny) Hall of Atmore and Chris (Mark) Shannon of Gulf Shores.

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He was a very beloved “Pops” to seven grandchildren, Caitlin and Kyndall Hall, Taylor and Jon Shannon, Leyton and Abi Teal and Daylan Brown. He is also survived by one brother, Jimmy (Jill) Brown of Milton, Fla.; a niece, Kimberly Mapoles; and nephew, Jimmy Lynn Brown, and numerous extended family and friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with his first cousin Pastor Sonny Scarbrough officiating. Interment will follow in Sardis Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until the 2 p.m. service time at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Mark Shannon, Taylor Shannon, Jon Shannon, Danny Hall, Shannon Teal and Leyton Teal. Honorary pallbearers will be Stan Adkinson, Rich Weeks, John Arthur Brown, Joe Webb, Lynn Crocker and Clyde Scarbrough.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of all arrangements.