Jerry Wayne Brown
August 6, 1947 – July 15, 2022
Jerry Wayne Brown, 74, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022, after a short battle with cancer.
Jerry was born on August 6, 1947, in Hematite, VA to Lydia Masters Brown and Frank W. Brown Sr., who preceded him in death. He graduated from Alleghany High School and served his country during a tour of duty in Vietnam while enlisted in the U.S. Army. As a young adult, his interests included hot rod cars and playing softball. He was employed at Hercules where he met his future mother-in-law, Maggie.
In 1975 Jerry married his wife of almost 47 years, Patricia McClure. He lived in Covington, VA until 1982 when he and his family relocated to Richmond, VA. Every year he looked forward to attending NASCAR races at the Richmond Raceway and was often compared to one of his idols, Richard Petty. He enjoyed annual vacations to Myrtle Beach, and out of town trips to visit family. Jerry retired in 2018 after 34 years of employment with Henrico County.
He is survived by his wife, Pat; stepchildren Robin (Joe), Steve, Kent (Karen) and Mike (Melody); brother Nicky (Cathy -deceased); sister Shirley (Tommy); nieces, Lisa, Beth, and Remy; nephews Ronnie and Tommy; grandchildren Brian, Ashlee, Lucas, Michaela, Angela; and several more grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at Affinity Funeral Service, Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations are made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Rest in Heavenly Peace Jerry Brown. You were one of a kind and life will surely be different without you. We will love and miss you forever!
Dear Pat and family:
We were saddened by the news.of Jerry’s passing. We are praying for you and your entire family. May God give you all you need at this time. Sending much love and many hugs.
Jerry and Brenda
Everyone will miss the mayor of the neighborhood.. Jerry was a dear and long time friend and will be missed by all that knew him. The block will never be the same.. We will miss you Jerry, but never forget you..
My first memory of Jerry was when I was taking ID pics. I asked him about his hat and he plainly stated, “I never take off my hat for pictures”. He was the only one who wore a hat on his ID. He had a dry sense of humor and loved his family.
My heart felt condolences to the family of Jerry. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers during this difficult time.
Dear Pat and Family…
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Jerry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for strength and complete peace that only our Father will give to you. Sending lots of hugs your way!!
My deepest condolences to my friend, Pat, and her family. I’ve known and loved Jerry for approximately 40 years.
God Speed Jerry!
Dear Pat and Family,
Carol and I were so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a devoted husband who loved his family and friends. We loved his kind, gentle ways and calm demeanor. Jerry was a good listener who would always offer help or understanding if you had a problem. We know everyone who knew Jerry will miss him. He is in our hearts forever!
I’m sorry to hear Jerry passed away. Jerry was an excellent employee and person. I worked with him many years when I was the Maintenance Superintendent with Henrico County Rec. And Parks. I’ll always remember riding with Jerry seeing his job first hand. He was an excellent plumber. My sincere condolences to his family and I’m sorry find out about this so late I live in NC now.