Richard Brown - Austin Funeral & Cremation Services

Richard Brown

Born: February 14, 1952
Died: January 20, 2019
Current City: Brentwood, Tennessee

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5115 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: 615.377.0775

“Floyd and I are saddened by the loss of our dear friend Richard. I will miss hearing his sweet voice calling about his cars. He was such a kind and caring soul. He worked diligently during my election campaigns. He would say, "I've got Brentwood for you". Farewell for now my dear friend until we meet again in a better place.”

Elaine Anderson Williamson County Clerk
Posted by: Elaine Anderson Williamson County Clerk - Friend (Franklin, TN) on Jan 27, 2019

“Richard was one of the first people I met when I moved to Nashville in November of 1977. He took me under his wing, got Mark Edwards to come visit me at Benson Music and encouraged me to join the choir at First. He played for many of my solo's at First. Being part of the Singles group with him at First in those years was joyful as we spent multiple events together, many times with Richard being the cook at lodges on our group Gatlinburg retreats. I observed his food skills up close feeding hundreds of folks at a time as I assisted at some of the events he catered. Great fun. Many decades later, I remain grateful for his kindness, inclusion, musical skill and sustained friendship. My life is enriched having known Richard and am honored to call him Friend. Neil O”

Calvin Neil Overstreet
Posted by: Calvin Neil Overstreet - Good Friend (The Woodlands, Texas) on Jan 26, 2019

“I first remember Richard from my Father's pastorate at Glendale Baptist in Nashvile and his continued relationship with my parents following the loss of his own..He was a source of joy to everyone around him with his exceptional music talents and success as a businessman. Ss he is with our Lord now and reunited with Frank and Anne, I can picture a joyous reunion with pieces of brass and ivory keys booming in the background. He will be missed and God's grace will watch over the family. RIP Richard”

Jerry Powers
Posted by: Jerry Powers - Friend (Nashville, TN) on Jan 26, 2019

“Our family has known Richard since the late 1950s when he was just a kid. I can only remember a smiling face and a joyful countenance when I think of Richard. Mother and Dad so much loved and enjoyed Richard, too. I know they both were there with Frank and Anne to greet Richard as he entered Heaven. He brought so much joy to so many.”

Jeanne Powers Oneacre
Posted by: Jeanne Powers Oneacre - friend (Brookhaven, GA) on Jan 26, 2019

“I have only knew Richard for a year but he quickly became one of my favorite people. We was always positive, smiling and never seemed to meet a stranger. He was quick to compliment and build up those around him. He will be missed by many.”

Anna Mansfield
Posted by: Anna Mansfield - Friend (Brentwood, TN) on Jan 25, 2019

“I have known Richard since 2nd grade at Burton School in Nashville. We reconnected at First Baptist Church downtown when we were in the Singles Class together under the leadership of Lee and Rhoda Royce. He was a groomsman at our wedding and we remained friends all through the years. The photo above was taken after our daughter's art exhibit at The Green Hills Library in 2010. Richard attended and we all went for ice cream afterwards. Born on Valentine's Day, he indeed had a heart full of love. We already miss him greatly, but he lived the life he chose to live, and now his race is finished. I look forward to seeing him again someday in heaven - what a reunion that will be.”

Rita Wood Venable
Posted by: Rita Wood Venable - friend (Franklin, TN) on Jan 25, 2019

“My family has lost a dear friend with Richard's passing. We will miss him so much. Richard was a great help to my mom, Elaine Anderson, during her election campaign. He worked so hard to make sure that her campaign endeavors were successful. He was a caring and kind hearted soul and he will be greatly missed. My family was blessed to have known and loved Richard.”

Donna Whidby
Posted by: Donna Whidby - Friend (Franklin, TN) on Jan 25, 2019

“We are shocked and dismayed at the news of Richard’s passing. He was a wonderful musician, and great wit, and a good and faithful friend. If there are musical instruments in heaven, and I’m sure there are, Richard is already playing for the King.”

Bill and Sharon Chaney
Posted by: Bill and Sharon Chaney - Friends (Nashville, Tn) on Jan 25, 2019

“I was so heart broken to hear of Richards passing. He will be so missed by me and everyone else here at the resort. I will miss not getting his emails and updates on all the wonderful things he would do to his cabin. I will miss seeing his happy self coming through the front door and having many conversations with him about anything and everything. Prayers for everyone that knew and loved him.”

Megan Nicol
Posted by: Megan Nicol - Hidden Mountain Friend (Sevierville, TN) on Jan 25, 2019

“Dear Friend you will be missed, can't believe you are gone, sure will miss you smile and laugh. Your Hidden Mountain family”

Mary Miller
Posted by: Mary Miller - Friend (New Market, Tn) on Jan 25, 2019

“1-24-19 Roger and I were so very sorry to learn of the passing of Richard Brown. We have known and worked with him for many years and he was a wonderful Christian businessman that loved the Lord and he loved people. He had many friends and business associates. Everyone at Hidden Mountain Resorts loved him dearly and he will be missed. Rest in Peace sweet Richard - you were a beautiful soul!”

Kay Green
Posted by: Kay Green - Friend (Sevierville, TN) on Jan 24, 2019