Gary D. Brown

Gary D. Brown

Sunday, October 22nd, 1944 - Sunday, July 11th, 2021
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Gary Brown, 76, passed Sunday July 11, 2021 at his residence in Kosciusko. MS.
Funeral services are 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Parkway Cemetery with full Military Honors. Visitation will began at 12 noon Wednesday at Culpepper Funeral Home until service time.

Gary is survived by his daughters Janet Adkerson (Bob), Julie Young (Jacky) and Tracey Brown, his sisters Darlene Yachik, Ginger Mallett and Beverly Gomez, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Ena Duncan Brown, his wife Betty Rose Bishop Brow and his sons Gary D Brown Jr and David Edwin Brown.

Gary retired from Kosciusko Attala Career Tech Center where he was the Metal Trades Instructor. He was also a retired First Sgt. from the United States Army. He was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas. He was a member of the Kosciusko Crusiers.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    - Culpepper Funeral Home
    11748 Hwy 35 North
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 2:00pm
    - Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel
    11748 Hwy 35 North
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Parkway Cemetery
    Huntington St.
    KOSCIUSKO, MS 39090
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Janet Adkerson

Posted at 12:10am
Anyone can load photos here of family. Once you hit the submit button, it takes a little time for them to post. I had difficulty when loading my family photos. When going through the photos, you will see repeat photos. That is because I kept hitting the submit button. Lol.
So, if anyone has photos of pop, they are welcome to load. Just be sure and hit the submit button once and you have to be logged in with your email address. The photos are a contribution from many people. Julie and I want to thank the students, VoTech, friends and family for contributing photos in memory of Gary Brown. He was loved by so many!

Sharon Brown

Posted at 06:37pm
Gary, it has been many years since the last time we saw you, so happy that we were able to reconnect on facebook with you. Say hello to Tom & Mozelle for us. Our prayers are with the family through this time, love you The Brown Family - Uncle Bill, Aunt Kate, Sharon and LaVonia Beth.

Beverly Gomez

Posted at 03:17am
Gary, I never told you but you was my hero growing up. When you would come home on leave those were the best times of my childhood. Brother I love you very much and one day I will see you again. You were one of kind and thank you for helping my son Domingo you were the dad he never had. Love you brother!!

Denine Turner Posted at 12:43pm

Bev, I am posting pics. When we were there a few weeks ago, pics were separated to send to Mingo. I believe Jan was gonna send them.

Denine Turner Posted at 01:29pm

Bev, I couldn’t load the photos on here; so I posted them to uncle’s Facebook.

Janet Adkerson Posted at 12:01am

Beverly, I have a stack of photos and other memorabilia to send to Domingo. I have spoken with Domingo and will get those mailed sometime this next week. It was good talking to you yesterday. Hope you are doing well.

Denine Turner

Posted at 05:24pm
So many memories of Uncle Gary! He was an honorable human with a great sense of humor!

Julie, I am wishing you love as you deal with the loss of your Dad and celebrating his life.

Jan, thank you for taking care of uncle these last few months; now you can rest knowing you cared well for your step dad.

To all of the grandchildren; know you were very much loved by your grandpa and he was proud of each of you!

Mom, as the oldest of 5, the love between you and uncle Gary was very nice to watch. Yall had a relationship covered in hundreds of memories as children and into your adult lives. He was proud of you as you were of him. Hang on to the memory from a few weeks ago when you had fun hanging out and reminiscing about your lives!

Aunt Ginger, I know he was your hero; we all feel the same way! I love you and am sending love to you today!

He loved this quote:
“You gonna do somethin'? or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?” - Wyatt Earp

A word on Western movies. After 15 hours of watching them with her brother, a few weeks ago, Mom said she finally realized what the draw was. “The men were strikingly handsome, and the women were resilient and strong!

Gary loved old westerns. All who knew him knew this. He did not have a desire to watch modern day nonsense; unless it was the races, NFL, or his beloved Mississippi college games!

He also loved his cats!

Gary had a quiet sense of humor and once he started laughing, his joy filled the room.

While visiting with him recently, he said he wanted to write his eulogy. Although he had a distinguished military career, it was his children and grandchildren that brought him the most joy. He was so proud of each one.

To my surprise, Janet told us that Uncle Gary did write his Eulogy with his pastor and it was on file to be used. I look forward to hearing what the pastor shares with everyone tomorrow!

Gary had thoughts of talking about his life; his children and grandchildren, but the words were painful and brought him sadness, so I worked on it myself.

While sitting in his livingroom, he actually quoted the following: “I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me, and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the h _ l they please.” – John Wayne

I say well done sir!

Gary Doyle Brown had an extremely honorable service record that began in Vietnam. Little did he know at the time; enlisting into the US Army at the tender age of 17, his life would forever be changed.

Years after marrying the love of his life, Ms. Betty Rose, Gary realized he had made “somethin” of his life and was a proud and humble man.

Friend to so many people. Vo-tech students meant the world to him. He mentioned a few weeks ago about some of the students he was quite proud of. “They made a good life for themselves by learning a trade and I helped with that.”

As I drove around Kosciusko photographing some of their work – starting on the square at the courthouse and ending up at The Visitors Center - Natchez Trace, I realized his hard work and dedication in making the benches, gates/railings will be enjoyed by others for many years.

When I returned to his house and showed him the photos, he cried. I knew he was happy with his life; at peace and ready for what would come next. Gary D Brown October 22, 1944 – July 11, 2021

Darlene yachik Posted at 06:14pm

Beautiful and so true! Thank you for writing this today, it means a lot. I was there.

Ginger Mallette Posted at 11:32pm

Ginger Mallette Denine this is beautiful. Thank you for doing it. I love you

Janet Adkerson Posted at 11:57pm

Thank you for writing this, Danine. He sure did love his children, grandchildren and great grand babies. And the part about John Wayne was spot on! He loved that man and was always so humbled that he once got to meet him and sit down for lunch with him!

Claudia Hernandez & Cristina Sanchez

Posted at 04:54pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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