Celebrating the life of

Byron F. Brown "Pops"

Passed away on March 25, 2021

Byron F. Brown

Byron Franklin Brown, A.K.A Pops, age 80, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family and loved ones on Thursday, March 25th, 2021. Byron was born on June 3rd, 1940 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to the late Mr. and Mrs. Curley Henry Brown. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Nita Brown and their three children Kevin Brown (Julie), Kim Bennett (Mike) and Kirk Brown (Carla). Bryon and Nita also had nine grandchildren that were and are their pride and joy, Ashli Godwin (Jason), Gregory Brown, Justin Bennett (Skyler), Zachary Brown (Jordyn), Christopher Brown, Cameron Brown, Allison Brown, Katherine Brown and Emily Brown. In addition to their nine grandchildren Bryon and Nita also held the title of great grandparents with three great grandchildren Jackson Godwin, Bennett Godwin and Blakely Brown.

Byron was one of twelve children survived by Lyle Brown (Deb), Richie Brown (Regina), Forrest Brown (Bobbie Jo), and Nelle Linkenhoker (Jeff). Preceded in death by Larry Brown, Estill Brown, Murlin Swanson, Karen May, Berna Evans, Steve Brown and Hardy Brown.

Byron was a natural born salesman and never once meet a stranger. From Iowa, to Nebraska, to Kansas and finally setting roots for the last 44 years in Savannah, Georgia he made countless sales goals and won several “once in a lifetime” trips over his career. It didn’t matter what he had to sell, Byron was going to sell his quota and then double it, including selling ice to an Eskimo. Once he retired, Pops made sure to collect as much aluminum as possible (even if it meant picking up cans in the Kroger & Walmart parking lot) so he could give each grandchild an extra aluminum allowance. He would also take on countless carpentry projects to build things that his loved ones requested, shelves to display trophies were always his favorite because he was so proud to help his children and grandchildren display their accomplishments. To say he was the biggest cheerleader for his family and friends is an understatement. Any sports game, band concert, dance recital or art fair project and beyond he would make sure he had a clear view to watch and cheer us along.

 To know Pops was to love him and he always had stories to share about the things he loved. If you were ever graced with his jokes (which if you knew him you probably have heard them all AT LEAST once) he would always make sure you left laughing or puzzled on how he would come up with something so silly. All of us hope we will one day hear the answer to the how long it takes the cockroach with the wooden leg to drill through a dill pickle.

Golfing was another favorite pastime of Bryon’s and he was a fantastic player! Playing with some of the greatest including his friend ChiChi Rodriguez. While Byron A.K.A. Pops is no longer here on Earth with us, his memories and stories will live on in all of us. Fly high our Guardian Angel and watch over us all as we will all continue to make you proud!

The family would like to extend our most sincere thanks to Deserea Lawton for her extraordinary caregiving skills and friendship she provided to Byron. We would also like to send a special thank you to Hospice of Savannah for their compassionate professionalism and giving Bryon and family the comfort in this time of need. 

Visitation will be 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 29, 2021 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.

Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 29, 2021 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel. 

Burial will follow in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416 or a charity of your choice.




Rest In Peace Byron

- Robert & Brenda Simpson, Tybee Island, Ga

A candle has been lit!

I am so sorry! I am so glad Todd got to meet him and learn about his dog running out of gas! Lol! The Browns are telling all those silly jokes in heaven. We love you!

- Aletta Risner , Council Bluffs , IA

Kim, Mike and entire family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of grief. Grief is the price we pay fir love. ❤️❤️

- Luree Bonner, Thunderbolt, Ga

Our condolences to your family. Our prayers are with you at this sad time.

- Jim & Linn Patterson, Savannah, GA

With deepest sympathy and lots of love.

- Penny Evans Miller, Greenwood , Ar

With deepest sympathy and lots of love.

- Penny Evans Miller, Greenwood , Ar

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Byron was one of a kind. He always had a store to tell that turned in to a joke at the end. On memory I have is, his biscuits and sausage and gravy. We where down visiting and Byron made this fir breakfast one morning. I came into the kitchen and there was a spoon sticking straight up in the pan. The sausage gravy was that thick. Oh the laughs we had but it was good. He will truly be missed. Love You Byron.

- Julie Mendenhall , Nebraska City , NE 68410

We were blessed in so many ways after meeting this family. Mr. Brown was truly one of a kind. He will be missed. We love ya'll. Lisa, Daniel, Austyn, Emmy and Hannah

- Lisa Davis, Savannah, Ga.

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel