Johnny M. Brown, 72, of Amory passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Johnny Mac was born in Monroe County on September 3, 1943, to Elmer and Letha (Dean) Brown. He graduated from Nettleton High School in 1962 and married his bride, Linda, on September 8, 1962. They made their home in Amory. He went on to work at Amory Garment Company and then True Temper Sports for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2007.
In his spare time, Johnny Mac enjoyed metal detecting, watching Atlanta Braves baseball and college football, and entertaining his friends and family with his storytelling. He was a Civil War enthusiast and loved history.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Brown, and their two daughters, Belinda Brown of Amory and Jamie Brown (Ryan Schwalm) of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Wanda Webb of Smithville and Joyce Stevens of Fulton; two grandchildren, Dana Hurt (Byron) of Tupelo and Wesley Brown of Amory, one great grandson, Liam Hurt, and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Letha Brown, and his sister, Eula Mae Bickerstaff.
Visitation will be Friday, October 9, from 5-8 pm at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in Amory. No formal service will be held at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Amory Food Pantry, 123 S Main St Amory, MS 38821 or Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W Main St Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.