Lovell Brown, Jr.


Lovell "Buddy" Brown, Jr., aged 83, of Charleston, WV, passed away on June 22, 2024.

Born on May 20, 1941, in Gordon, WV, he was the beloved son of the late Lovell H.Brown, Sr. and Kathryn Farrell-Brown, and the husband of the late JoAnn Greenlee-Brown. Buddy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Everett E. and Dona G. Brown, and Ira O. and Mary M. Farrell.

Buddy was a graduate of the Greenbrier Military School, and he went on to further his education by graduating from Morris Harvey college and WV State University. He honorably served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve for six years, dedicating himself to his country with commitment and valor.

Professionally, Buddy had a diverse career. He worked at Pratt & Whitney and Montclair Builders, and retired from the Dept. of Environmental Protection. He was also involved in family-owned businesses, including a restaurant, boarding house, car wash, and laundromat. His entrepreneurial spirit continued as he opened multiple motorcycle shops in southern WV alongside his father, Lovell H. Brown, Sr.

Buddy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and he always enjoyed community and social engagements. His personal life was filled with outdoor activities such as camping, canoeing, and fishing. A travel enthusiast and avid "foodie," Buddy loved exploring new and interesting places throughout the East coast.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer L. Cadle, son-in-law, Robert E. Cadle, granddaughter, McKenna R. Vance of Charleston, WV, and his former spouse, Pamela J. Snider-Brown, of Madison, WV. Buddy's life was marked by his kindness and generosity, and the love and laughter that he faithfully shared with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions in memory of Buddy may be made to the American Heart Association and the National Kidney Foundation. Handley Funeral Home in Danville, WV is assisting the family with arrangements. Buddy's legacy of love, service, and communlty will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Graveside services were held Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Memory Gardens, Low Gap Road, Madison, WV.

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