David "Hungry Jack" Brown

February 13, 2013


David H. Brown, nicknamed "Hungry Jack", age 73, of LaVista, West Virginia on Lookout Road, went home to meet his Lord and Savior at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 following and extended illness.

Born February 4, 1940, in Clay County, he was a son of the late Jim and Bertha Brown.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor to all. David loved to cut wood, garden, and going to fellowship with his church family at Bell Creek Holiness Church in Dixie, WV. In his spare time he enjoyed riding 4-wheelers with his grandkids and going to football games.

David retired from Elkem Metals of Alloy, West Virginia in 2002 as the head furnace tapper for the plant. He earned many rewards while working at the plant and enjoyed the times and people that he worked with. He got his nickname "Hungry Jack" while working at the plant because he always worked all the overtime that he could get. His fellow co-workers started calling him "Hungry Jack" because they thought he must be hungry to be working all the long hours.

On February 21, 1984 he was united in marriage to Hermenia "Vicky" Brown who preceded him in death on May 16, 2008. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Herbert Brown of Indore and one sister, Eva Faye Brown of Belva.

Survivors include two sons, James Franklin Brown of Ontario, Canada and David Edward Brown of Gerrardstown; two daughters, Karen Louise Childers and husband Delmar of Valley Fork, and Deborah Naoma Brown of Ansted; four brothers, Gale and Delores Brown of Indore, Roy and Betty Brown of Memphis, TN, Joe and Patsy Brown of Dixie, and Phil and Polly Brown of Fayetteville; three sisters, Pauline Hedrick of Indore, Rosie Jane and George Lucas of Ansted and Betty Elizabeth and the late Gene Pullen of Fayetteville; one sister-in-law Sonjie Brown of Indore; 8 grandchildren, James Milroy and wife Jessica Ellen Brown of Glasgow, Samantha Jo Childers and fiance' Jesse Foster of Lizemores, Amy Marie Childers of Valley Fork, Matthew Brown, Taylor Brown, and Katherine Brown of Ontario, Canada, and Ryan and Heather Brown of Gerrardstown; one great- grandchild, Zoey Elizabeth Foster of Lizemores, and was expecting another great-grandchild, Bradley Gale Childers of Valley Fork in March 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm, Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Pennington Funeral Home in Gauley Bridge with Pastor Lee Holliday officiating. Burial will follow in McVey-Skaggs Cemetery in Shade Creek. Friends may call 6-8, Saturday at the funeral home.

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