Posted: Wed 2:01 PM, Jul 03, 2013
Funeral Home: Smith Funeral Home
Ben Thomas Brown, 82, of Quality, left this earthly home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2013, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.
Mr. Brown was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Butler County to the late George William and Ora Webster Brown. He was an oil field worker but most of all a farmer. Mr. Brown was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and a former member of the Butler County Board of Education. He loved his family and enjoyed woodworking. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, George William Brown Jr.; and special aunt and uncle, Bennie and Cordie Drake Webster.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kathryn Westerfield Brown of Quality; three sons, James “Tommy” Brown and his wife, Denise, of Quality, Charles Allen Brown and his wife, Debbie, of Quality and William David “Weedie” Brown of Rochester; one daughter, Roberta Brown Gardner and her husband, Dwight, of Morgantown; six grandchildren, Rebecca Gardner Tyree and her husband, Chad, of Quality, Jennifer Gardner of Bowling Green, Andrea Brown Hawkins and her husband, Andrew, of Owensboro, Elizabeth Brown of Morgantown, Benjamin Brown of Rochester and Martin Alexander Brown of Quality; two stepgrandchildren, Steven Bratcher and his wife, Sasheen, of Richmond, Va., and Laura Bratcher of Bowling Green; three great-grandchildren, Emily Kathryn Tyree, Duncan Thomas Tyree and Gavin Thomas Hawkins; two brothers-in-law, James Westerfield of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Tom Westerfield and his wife, Sandy, of Cincinnati, Ohio.; sister-in-law Sonia Stewart of Lexington; special cousin Ruth Ragland and her husband, Latney, of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home, with Bro. Raleigh Blancett, Bro. Jimmy McIntosh and Bro. Don Piper officiating. Burial will follow in the Rochester Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Mt. Olivet Baptist Building Fund, c/o Keith Vincent, 7188 Huntsville-Quality Road, Lewisburg, KY 42256.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithfuneralhome1886.com.