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James Robert Brown

December 21, 2022


Mr. James Robert Brown, age 81, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at his home under the loving care and comfort of his family and Hospice Compassus. 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at Holden Cemetery. 

The family will receive visitors an hour prior to the service. 

He was born February 27, 1941, in Bedford County, to the late Frank and Virginia Yates Brown. He was a retired firefighter from the Shelbyville Fire Department. 

He is preceded in death by two sons, James Robert Brown, Jr. and Michael Benford; six sisters, and three brothers. 

Survivors include a son, Steven Douglas Brown, of Shelbyville, and a daughter, Lisa Renay Brown Toney, of Harvest, Alabama; a brother, Carl Brown, of Nashville; three sisters, Gladys Brown, Elaine Bowers, both of Shelbyville, and Carleen Arnold, of Nashville; ten grandchildren: Antonio Brown, of Shelbyville, Tabitha Brown, of Shelbyville, Jamelia (Shane) Burdette, of Murfreesboro, Talisha Brown, of Shelbyville, Latasha (Marquel) Cobb, of Murfreesboro, Nickolaus Locke, of Tullahoma, Marquesha Benford, Michael Benford, Montoreo Benford, and Mya’Neka Benford, all of Murfreesboro; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.