Born February 26, 1944 in Urbanna, VA, he was the son of the late Frank Hansel Brown and Mary (Taylor) Brown.
Joseph served his apprenticeship in Printing at the Richmond-Times Dispatch in Richmond, VA. He then went to work for the Washington Post Newspaper in DC and retired in 2000. He was a proud member of the International Typographical Union.
Joseph’s hobby since high school was carpentry and he was one of the finest. After retiring, he built a beautiful new home. This being the fourth home he had built. After the home was completed, he worked with Mike Momaugh (Paragon Properties) as a carpenter.
Joseph was a talented, intelligent man, but also very humble. He never said a bad word about anybody and everyone that knew him loved him. He was generous, considerate and kind, and always willing to help someone. He loved his family, and enjoyed traveling, fishing and crabbing.
Joseph left behind many friends and family who loved him and enjoyed his company. He was a special man, one of the good guys, and his absence will be felt by many.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Dolores “Dee” Brown; his children, Joseph, Tracy, Michael and Michelle; nine grandchildren; a sister, Jane Birchard; a brother, Howard “Thames” Brown and his wife Mary Ellen; and brother-in-law, George Wrightson.
Joseph was preceded in death by his brother, Frank “Hansel” Brown, Jr. and his sister, Mildred Wrightson.
Memorial services by Pastor Ed Inabinet will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Middlesex Memorial Cemetery in Urbanna, VA. A luncheon will follow at the Methodist Church in Urbanna, VA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.