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Burial Date: April 20, 2018
This Friday, April 20th, we will honor Doff Brown with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The service will begin at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends at 11:00 am.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest……”
On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, surrounded by “his three girls,” our most cherished, Doff Brown entered into that eternal rest following a six year battle with cancer. He was 60 years of age.
The youngest of four children, Dwayne Doff Brown was born on July 13th, 1957, in Beckley. He was the son of Kenneth Doff and Mable Davis Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Ann Cochran.
“Doff” as he was affectionately known all his life was a 1975 graduate of Trap Hill High School. He began a career in the construction industry putting in slopes and shafts for coal mines, then worked as a residential, industrial and commercial electrician. In later years, Doff’s electrician work would be centered around the coal industry.
On June 9th, 1979, Doff married his high school sweetheart, a teacher in the public school system, Sherry Duncan. June would always be the “good month” for Doff and Sherry. On June 13th, 1983 and June 28th, 1988, respectively they would welcome their two beautiful daughters, Trisha and Tara. It would be these “Three” who stuck thick and thin by Doff all the way to Bowers Hospice House this past Tuesday. “Oh love, that will not let me go…..”
Doff was baptized on October 21st, 2007. The family worships at Eccles First Baptist Church.
Doff’s family was his life. Twenty five years ago, he and Sherry built their dream home at Glen Daniel. This is where the girls would grow up and now the family has grown with Trisha and Kris Kelley, Tara and Jeremy King. Doff loved most being “Papa” to his four grand babies, Kaylee, Jaelyn, Brayden and Bristol. Hunting, fishing, tending his gardens, trips to Ocean Isle Beach and of course “aggravating” his mother-in-law, Patricia Duncan would always make his day.
Doff was the fond brother of Linda (Gary) Pauley of Fairdale and David Brown. He leaves two nephews, Jason Pauley of Fairdale and AM2 Brown, Kenneth Edwin of Virginia Beach, VA, deployed on USS Harry S. Truman. A niece, Kimberly Ann Pauley has preceded Doff in death as well.
Doff fought his battle with cancer nobly. He was blessed with many days of remission which gave him quality time with all of us who loved him so. And for that, we are eternally grateful.
But, there is always that thought as Diamond Rio sang, “One More Day.” But we know… there comes the time and this was Doff’s.
This Friday, April 20th, we will honor Doff Brown with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The service will begin at 1:00 pm. Rev. Garry Hall will be officiating. The family will receive friends at 11:00 am. Doff will be entombed in the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum. The honor of carrying Doff has been given to Jeremy King, Kris Kelley, Steve Southern, Rocky Cangemi, Brian Southern, Jason Pauley, Gary Pauley and David Brown.