Clifton Ray “Rabbit” Brown, 75, of the Green Spring community, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
He was a U.S. Veteran having proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam War. During his service to his country he was the recipient of a Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star. Rabbit was a founding and lifelong member of the Green Spring Fire Dept. Rabbit enjoyed bingo, he was often described as a “jack of all trades” and was an avid collector of “merchandise”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Preston Brown and Verna Mae Osborne Brown; wife, Teresa Karen Brown; two sisters, Georgia Ann Lewis and Stella Uselton and two brothers, Johnny Brown and Steve Brown.
Survivors include two daughters, Robin Bellamy and husband, Ben, and Kristy Miller and husband, Travis; two grandchildren, Cody Miller and Catelyn Bellamy; special friend, Judy Salyers and brother-in-law, Jim Lewis; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Frost Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at Mountain View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Les Ketron and Brother Ben Bellamy officiating. Honors will be provided at the cemetery by the Highlands Veterans Honor Guard and the Virginia National Guard. A funeral procession will gather at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to travel to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Cody Miller, Travis Miller, Ben Bellamy, Glen Baumgardner, Allen Brown and Sammy Price. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Lewis and the men of the Green Spring Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Suite 301, Nashville, Tenn., 37203.
In accordance with COVID-19 regulations, all those attending services are asked to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Brown.