Billy M. Brown, Sr., 84

December 4, 1937 - September 13, 2022

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Tupelo- Billy Murphy Brown, Sr., at the age of 84 years old, died Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at his home. He was born in Itawamba County to Roy Brown and Izora Murphy on December 4, 1937. He was the proud Forward Guard on the Grand Slam Basketball Championship Team his senior year at Mantachie High School. Following graduation he served his country in the United States Army, during his service he was deployed in Germany. He began his career at Air Cap for 27 years and retired after 28 years at Chickasaw Container. Billy was a longtime member of Fawn Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Billy was an avid sports fan especially basketball and football. He had a green thumb and enjoyed tending to his garden.

Billy is survived by his two children, Bill Murphy Brown, Jr. and Sonia Brown both of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Kayla Hendrix (Shane) of Mooreville, Kimberly Brown (Steven Jackson) of Plantersville, and Alex Newell of Tupelo; six great-grandchildren, Landen Upton, Kylie Upton, Taylor Grace Sheffield, Caiden Goodrich, Lillee Jackson, and Bailey Kate Jackson; one brother, Charles David Brown (Peggy) of Pontotoc; and niece, Cindy McGregor (James) of Pontotoc.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2022, at Fawn Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

Services honoring Billy’s life will be 2 p.m. Friday. September 16, 2022 at Fawn Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow at Fawn Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Landen Upton, Caiden Goodrich, Alex Newell, Jake McGregor, James McGregor, and Colin McGregor.

Expressions of sympathy and fond memories may be shared through the funeral home link.


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