Donald DeLarry Brown, Sr.

September 29, 1935 – November 9, 2021

Donald “Don” DeLarry Brown Sr., age 86, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021 due to natural causes. Born on Lookout Mountain, Georgia, to Doc and Maggie Brown, he was the second of six children and the oldest son. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Wynell “Nell” Brown, who passed last November 2020. Known by all for his kindness, compassion and gentle nature, Don truly loved people.  He never met a stranger and always had a smile for each person he met.  With twinkling blue eyes, and infinite patience, he made people feel special.  Don’s favorite saying was, “To have friends, you have to be a friend.” Words that he embodied and lived by his whole life. Don worked for Norfork Southern Railway for 29 years as a General Foreman.  He was a train enthusiast and was considered a “railroad man”.  Later in life, Don became an avid Atlanta Braves fan and never missed watching a game.  He was also a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriner fraternal organizations and a longtime member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Trion, GA. Known as “Papa” to his grandchildren and “Greatpapa” to his great granddaughters, he was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Don is survived by his son and wife Don Jr. and Terri Brown; his grandson and wife: Trey and Heather Brown, his granddaughter and husband: Erin and Justin Golding, and his great granddaughters: Hadley Brown, Penny and Evie Golding.  He is also survived by his brother Kenneth Brown and sister Elizabeth Hollingsworth. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on November 16, 2021 at Coulter Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Tim Turnipseed officiating. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes – Chickamauga Chapel. Online register book at

Service Location: Coulter Cemetery - 16407 State Road 193 Chickamauga, Georgia 30707

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