James Thomas (Tom) Brown, age 69, of Canton, went to his eternal heavenly home on
Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was born in Atlanta on September 1, 1950 to Boyd and Nellie
Much of his childhood included time in the yard with horses, dogs and cows while
playing with his sister and cousins. He graduated from Sequoyah High School in 1968.
In 1972, Tom married his wife Cheryl and they moved to Alpharetta where they raised their four
children. Tom spent 20 years working at Firestone in Doraville, but later transferred to Fulton
County Schools where he retired with the maintenance & mechanics department in 2015.
He loved his four children dearly and treated his son and daughter in laws like his own, but his
five grandchildren were truly his pride and joy! He attended almost every event his
grandchildren were a part of – always on the front row or with the best seat in the house. And he
could somehow always see better than the umpire or referee! He loved his regular Saturday
morning breakfast at Chick-fil-A with his father-in-law, Carl. He also loved ice cream, especially
homemade and loved his farm animals too, especially when they made a great steak:).
He was a faithful husband, an amazing father, an incredible grandfather, a great brother, a
dearly loved son-in-law, a loving uncle, a hard worker, and a loyal friend, but most importantly
he was a child of God. He loved Jesus, He was his savior.
Tom is survived by his wife, Cheryl, his children, Staci Brown, Mandi & Pepper Holcombe, Clint
& Kerri Brown, and Matt & Tera Brown. His five grandchildren, Blake, Brooke, Evan, Bo &
Megan. His sister Jean Smith, his nieces Hannah (Ryan and Rhett) Seaton & Raechel Smith.
His father & mother-in-law, Carl & Louise Lovett. Along with many cousins and extended family.
He will be deeply missed by those that love him and all those that called him a friend.
A celebration of life will take place at a later time.
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