A U.S. Airforce Veteran, JAMES HOMER BROWN, 84, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with James’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: A Viewing will be held at Roswell Fraternal Order of Eagles FOE on Friday, July 26, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 AM. Jack Ferguson will be officiating. Interment will follow at General Douglas L. McBride Veterans Cemetery.
On October 24, 1934, James was born to Hal Sr. and Marie Haney Brown in Nocona, Texas. He graduated from Pecos High School, in Pecos, Texas. James enlisted in the United States Airforce, in Dyess AFB, Texas, on 26 Oct 1954, and he was honorably discharged 25 Oct 1962. He married Anna Brown on December 2, 1983, in Roswell, New Mexico. James was an active member of the Roswell Fraternal Order of Eagles FOE, #3187 and First Christian Church of Pecos, Texas and Roswell, New Mexico. He volunteered as a member of Chaves County Fire & EMS Sertoma. James was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by his family and friends but by all those blessed enough to have known him.
James enjoyed singing karaoke and watching all sports with his friends, no sound needed, especially the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Phillies. They were his favorite teams. After twenty-eight years of dedicated service for the Roswell Fire Department, James retired.
SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish memories of James’s are his loving wife, Anna J. Brown; children: Karen Billingsley (Kevin) of Gig Harbor, WA, Delores “Dedee” Stump (Chuck) of Highland’s Ranch, CO, Derek Brown of Federal Way, WA; grandchildren: Raegan Stump, Catherine Stump; siblings: Hal Brown (Johnnie) of Orange, TX, Seth Brown (Gail) of White, GA, Joy Ray (Carroll) of Raymondville, TX; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
PRECEDED: Preceding James in death: his parents, Hal Sr. and Marie Haney Brown; siblings: Delores Marie Brown, Betty Jo Brown Hester, and Kenneth Brown.
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Chosen to serve as Honorary Pallbearers are David Males, his “Bean Boys Gang,” “Eagle” brothers and sisters, and Ramon Martinez.
PALLBEARERS: Honored to serve as Pallbearers are Marvin Carter, Jeff Smith, Stephen Eaton, Corky Hare, Kevin Billingsley, Chuck Stump, and Paul Mason.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in James’ honor to the Roswell Fireman Fund, Chaves County Veterans, or your favorite charity.
James’ family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to ENMMC-Roswell and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, especially Jimmie Turner.