He was born Jan. 19, 1936, in Clay County, to Hovey and Ruth (Dressler) Brown.
James graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1954 and married Linda Mace Aug. 29, 1960. He was a member of Union Chapel Nazarene Church. James owned and operated Browns Farm and Trucking. His work was a passion for him as much of his time was spent in a truck or on the farm. He also shared his business with his son Brad and grandson Jacob.
He was preceded in death by his parents and twin sisters as infants.
He is survived by his wife, one son Brad Brown, Center Point; one daughter Brenda Neese and husband Chuck, Carbon; one grandson Jacob Brown, Center Point; four brothers, Richard Brown and wife Martha, Lewis, Ted Brown and wife Dorothy, Clay City, Elsworth Brown and wife Mary, Lakeland, Fla., and Rodney Brown and wife Carol, Center Point: and special friend Kobe Britton as well as several nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
Service will be at the Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Nathan Couch officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 p.m. To light a candle in his memory visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.