William Brown

Obituary of William T. Brown

How Do You Measure The Life Of A Man – William Thomas Brown (1951 – 2022) There are 525,600 minutes in the time span of a year. The way an individual spends this time makes all the difference. William T. Brown spent his minutes making sure everyone else was taken care of even when it was a hardship or a challenge. His love language was making sure food preferences were available, a great meal was cooked and served, and to make people laugh at the end of the day. Bill Brown was the beloved husband of Jibby Smith-Brown, and they were married for 35 years. They loved each other so much….they married twice and they celebrated both anniversaries each year. Bill Brown has quite the legacy with three adult children and five grandchildren. Aaron Garrett Brown, Alexandra Kathryn Herald (Brown), and Makinnley Elizabeth Brown as well as five grandchildren: Sebastian Blaze Brown, Summer Flame Brown, Kennedy Marie Herald, Jackson Everette Herald, and Bentley Cooper. Bill Brown was born September 2, 1951, in Redford, Michigan. He graduated from Redford High School Class of ’69. This year was phenomenal for both events: his graduation and the first man walked on the moon. A coincidence? I think not. Bill was a swimmer and eventually enlisted in the Navy during Vietnam. He did not believe in war and/or violence. By nature, he was a flower child. His war stories will make you belly laugh….you know….the laugh that comes from way down from your gut until you cry. Did you know the Navy did not quite know what to do with him? His stories of driving the shuttle bus around the base to drop off and pick up Navy Officers. They would wave him on because getting on the shuttle with him was taking their life into their own hands….quite the Irony. Bill Brown always walked the earth seeking adventure, laughter, and a fun time. In our family he was the “funny man” who always gave everyone a hard way to go just for fun. He tutored his daughters and granddaughters to laugh at themselves and not take themselves too seriously. He was fun, explosive, and had a knack for timing. And….could he cook!!!! He was able to take vegetables and make them fattening, and I have been on a diet from the first meal he cooked for me…lasagna. It was our third date. Bill Brown graduated from NKU with his Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management. He managed Plymouth Steel for 40 years. He would leave for work at 5:30 in the morning and return by 5:00 p.m. to have dinner with his family every night. He was quite the work ethic soldier and a great model for his children and grandchildren. He retired in May 2013. But not really. He then became the caretaker for his youngest granddaughter, Kennedy. He changed her diapers, read her books, shared potato chips, sang songs with her, and played patty-cake. Who was this man? He never changed a diaper of his own children. During his 35 years of marriage, he celebrated multiple high school and college graduations, the celebration of his daughter Alex’s marriage, the birth of five grandchildren, and the celebration of his 30th Wedding Vow Renewal celebration with family and friends. William Thomas Brown will not be forgotten. He is beloved by all that knew him. He will be remembered for his relentless teasing, his keen sense of wittiness and humor, his gourmet dinners, and, most of all, his ability to make his family laugh and smile. He will be missed. We love you!
Wednesday
14
September

Visitation

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Don Catchen & Son Funeral Homes
3525 Dixie Hwy
Elsmere, Kentucky, United States
859-342-4040
Wednesday
14
September

Memorial Service

5:00 pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Don Catchen & Son Funeral Homes
3525 Dixie Hwy
Elsmere, Kentucky, United States
859-342-4040
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