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Bobby Joe Brown

February 5, 1939 ~ November 26, 2018 (age 79)

Guntown-Bobby Joe Brown, 79, reaped the rewards of his faith as he met his Master on November 26, 2018 while in the Hospice Unit of the North Mississippi Medical Center.  Bobby was born on February 5, l939 in Nashville, Tenn. to the late Hollis Brown and Sarah Frances Dedman Brown.  A US Navy veteran, He lived in Tennessee much of his life and recently moved to Guntown to be near his daughter, Gail.  Bobby was a master construction man with unique skills in building and remodeling homes and spent all his working life in the building trades.  A Church of Christ much of his life, he was a faithful attendee of Life Point in Guntown at the time of his death.  He loved fishing and spending time with his numerous grandbabies, Bobby loved to tinker with electronics often making an otherwise torn up instrument work again.  A great southern storyteller, he often shared tales of his growing up years and telling great jokes.

A service celebrating his life will be held at 7 PM Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Pastor Nicholes Robbins officiating.  Private burial will be in Campbelltown Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 PM-service time Friday only at Holland-Tupelo Chapel.

Bobby leaves to mourn his passing his three children; David Brown and wife, Alicia of Grenada, Vanessa Ganaway of Port Arthur, Texas and Gail Cockrell of Guntown.   His sisters, Sadie Rushford and Mary Armstrong both of Nashville.  27 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Colton Brown, Corby Alley, Tim Cole, Ricky Swindol, Johnathan Brown, Jason Owen and Jason Westfall. 

The service may be viewed via at 7 PM Friday and for 60 days thereafter for those who may not be able to attend.  Condolences may be e mailed to

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