Major Jimmy Fain Brown, age 76 of Calhoun, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Ridgewood Manor of Dalton.
Jimmy was born on January 5, 1942 in Gordon County to the late Tasker Brown and Maudain Whitner Brown. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was also preceded in death by: a brother, Charles Fain Brown; and nephew, Dwane Brown. Jimmy served as a Major in the Georgia National Guard for 26 years. He was the owner of Dixie Transport for over 37 years and was the first Mayor of Resaca. Jimmy was a member of the Resaca Masonic Lodge #724 F&AM, Echota Vann Shriners Club, American Legion Post #47, and the Gordon County Hospital Authority.
Jimmy is survived by: his former wife, Linda Brown; daughter, Kelley Brown Braga; son, Kevin Brown; two brothers, Johnny Brown and his wife Kay, and Tim Brown and his wife Tasha; three grandchildren, Anna Belle Brown, Zeke Brown, and Mitch Braga.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, January 6th at 1 PM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Harold Blackstock officiating. Interment will follow in Chandler Cemetery.
Pallbearers serving include: Paul Walker, Boyd Highfield, Gary Graham, JR Burchette, Trammel Burchette, and Michael Whittemore. Honorary Pallbearers are: Jimmy Wong, Bobby Rodgers, Dale Hice, the members of the Resaca Masonic Lodge #724, and the members of the Echota Van Shriners Club. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers are asked to be at the funeral home at 12:30 PM on Sunday.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 PM until 6 PM at funeral home.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Major Jimmy Fain Brown, age 76 of Calhoun.