If you did not know Johnny Brown, the man’s appearance was deceiving. Standing at 6’3” with a shaved head and arms covered in tattoos, he struck an intimidating figure with those who did not know him. But contrary to any perceptions of the man, those who knew him knew the truth: Johnny was a soft soul and a selfless man. He took great pride in helping others, and he loved being around people. Johnny was quick with a joke, and quicker with a smile.Johnny adored animals, especially his beloved pets.
Johnny enjoyed motorcycles and was a true automobile aficionado. Many of his hobbies and much of his employment and business endeavors revolved around cars in some capacity – restoration, mechanic work, drag racing, classic car shows, and many more. Johnny was blessed with a gift for automobiles. From basic mechanic work to full-on restorations, he could do it all and took great pleasure in his work.
When not involved with his other hobbies, Johnny enjoyed going to concerts with his wife, Felicia. He enjoyed a wide variety of music and overhearing him whistling or singing to pass the time was not an unusual occurrence. In addition to his wide range of hobbies and spending time with his beloved family, Johnny also collected firearms and knives.
Johnny was a Christian and a faithful man. Despite the hardships of life and the difficult journey Johnny made toward the end of his life that might have broken the spirits of other men, he always kept his faith in his Lord and Savior. He said, “I’ve tried to do the best in life with what I’ve had.”
And he did.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM on Friday, July 28, 2023 at Cleveland Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Chuck Moffett and Bro. Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jeff Britt, Jon Rooks, Michael Dickerson, Matt Hannon, James Ricks and Frank Marshall. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Carter, Chase Brown, Anthony Pearson, Justin Archie, Jamie Andrews, Doug Stanford, Danny Russell, Ken Chism and Petey Bennett.
Visitation will be held on Thursday evening at the funeral home from 5-8 PM.
Condolences may be shared at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.
The world will be a dimmer place with Johnny’s absence. He will be missed immensely by his friends and family until the day that they are reunited in Heaven.
“Who loves you more than your Momma? Johnny Brown! “