April 17, 1941 - October 20, 2018
Thomas H. Brown, 77, of Delmar, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. He was born on April 17, 1941 in Salisbury, Maryland, a son of the late Andrew Jackson Brown and Anna G. (Wootten) Brown. Tommy and his twin brother, George were raised on a little farm on Sandy Hill Road in Wetipquin, Maryland. He grew up having a close bond with his brother, and they shared many special times together. In his early years he began working on the water in Nanticoke, crabbing and oystering. Once moving to Delmar with his brother, they became known as the “Brown Brothers” to all those who knew them. He and his brother spent the next 40 years working together for P&A Paving and then for Jim and Jeff Brown at Chesapeake Paving. They were true pioneers in the paving business, always arriving early for work and remaining dependable and reliable employees for all their working years. He was a NASCAR fan, and his favorite driver was Kurt Busch. They loved to watch dirt track racing and had a lot of friends in the racing community. For years, he and George attended the Georgetown Speedway on Friday nights and the Delaware International Speedway in Delmar on Saturday nights, and also helped sponsor and work on car #33, which Brad Trice raced. Additionally, Tommy and George were faithful followers of the Hastings Butcher Shop every Thursday morning at 9am. Every week both Brown brothers would additionally pick up separate orders for friends such as Billy Collingsworth and Rodney Long. He also had a wonderful knowledge of politics, and stayed informed on the current issues facing our country. He is survived by his twin brother, George Brown of Delmar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rosalee Jones. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Short Funeral Home in Delmar. A visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. The interment will follow in Wetipquin Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will immediately follow at West Side Fire Department in Bivalve, Maryland. In memory of Mr. Brown, contributions may be sent to The West Side Fire Department, 21045 Nanticoke Road, Bivalve, MD 21814 or Delmar Fire Department, PO Box 143, Delmar, DE 19940, or to the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area Council (LESHC) FBO Wetipquin Chapel LLC, 212 W. Main Street, #309, Salisbury, MD 21801. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Thomas H. Brown, 77, of Delmar, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. He was born on April 17, 1941 in Salisbury, Maryland, a son of the late Andrew Jackson Brown and Anna G. (Wootten) Brown. Tommy... View Obituary & Service Information
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