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Danny Brown

Danny Lee Brown

Tuesday, September 21st, 1943 - Friday, May 21st, 2021
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Obituary

Danny Lee Brown, age 77, of Swords Creek, Virginia passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 in a Bristol, Tennessee hospital. Born on September 21, 1943 in Swords Creek, Virginia, he was a son of Beulah Dye Brown of Swords Creek and the late Cleo Brown. He graduated from Honaker High School in 1961 and received a B.S. from East Tennessee State University and M.S. from Radford University. Danny was kind-hearted, hard-working, and touched many lives in his 77 years. If you ever met Danny, you never left a stranger. He was a friend to many. Above all else, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

A lifelong resident of Russell County, Danny dedicated his entire life to public service. He worked for the Russell County School System for 36 years, mostly serving as Principal at Swords Creek and Givens Elementary. He was one of the longest serving Board of Supervisor members in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in office for more than three decades. During that time, he also served eight years on the Virginia State Board of Social Services, appointed by former Governor Mark Warner and re-appointed by former Governor Tim Kaine. In addition, he served on both the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), the Cumberland Plateau Planning District, and the Cumberland Plateau Waste Authority.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Shirley Brown and a special nephew, Terry Brown.

In addition to his mother, Danny is survived by his wife of 55 years, Annis, three children Tim Brown and wife Dona of Port Charlotte, FL, Lisa Dye of Lebanon, VA, and Jessica Salas and husband Alex of Washington, DC; five grandchildren Dustin and Dakota Brown, Carley and Calli Dye, and Ana Salas; and three great-grandchildren Jordan, Jase, and Kaiden Brown; one brother, Roger Brown; one sister, Angela Bain.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Steve Perkins officiating. Visitation will begin at 6:00PM.

Pallbearers include Adam Bain, Jackson Bain, Dakota Brown, Dustin Brown, Cory Brown, Rafty Dye, Jr., Larry Miller, and Carter McGlothlin.

Honorary Pallbearers include Wayne Bostic, Gary Breedlove, Bill Brown, Rick Brown, Stanley Brown, Tivis Brown, Andrew Chafin, Rebecca Dye, James Gillespie, Eddie Guy, William P. Harris, Randy Hughes, Dennis Jones, Wesley Keen, Phil McClelland, and Roger Rife.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 | 6:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 6:00pm
    Location
    Honaker Funeral Home
    Address
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 | 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 7:00pm
    Location
    Honaker Funeral Home
    Address
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Steve Perkins
  • Interment

    Location
    Greenhills Memory Gardens
    Address
    POUNDING MILL, VA

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Lisa Brooks

Posted at 02:31pm
I just found out about Danny Brown. He was my principal at Swords Creek Elementary when I went to school there. He helped me get my first teaching job at James Monroe High School in West Virginia in 2005. I was very grateful for Danny Brown. This year makes my 16 year of teaching. I am so sorry for his loss. He would help anyone.
Thank you, Lisa Perkins Brooks
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Nedia Hess

Posted at 08:18am
I have known Danny my whole life. He was a good man. He was there for our Son James at a time when he was needed the most. Bryan and I will never forget what he did for our James. Prayers for the family. God Bless You.
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Dana Altizer Moats

Posted at 07:03am
Annie, Lisa and family, I will never forget having Danny as a Sociology instructor at SVCC. He made class SO enjoyable! I actually looked forward to going to class. My dad and he became friends because of politics and my Dad liked and respected him immensely. I know you all will miss him, but what memories you have!! I am thinking of you. God Bless!
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Gwen H Godfrey

Posted at 08:03pm
Annis and family,

So sad to learn of Danny’s passing. He visited dad several times when he was healthy after mom died. Dad would love to come pay respect to the family but doesn’t walk very well and can’t really see. Please know that we will be thinking of you in the days ahead.

Gwen Hess Godfrey with Danny Hess
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Nancy wyatt

Posted at 10:24am
We the Whited ,Wyatt family are so sorry . We have know Danny our whole lives , he has been a great neighbor ,friend . My brother Henry gave Danny plenty of scares when we went to swords creek school in the 60s by getting under the bus to see how it worked . He was in 1st grade an by going across the rd to a store . DANNY WAS ONE OF A KIND
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