BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - David Ronald Brown, 75, of Bowling Green, KY, Passed away on August 21. A native of Memphis, TN, David was born on November 9, 1937 to the late Charles and Carmen Brown.
David is survived by his wife Rosemary Hulshof Brown of Bowling Green, KY, and their three children: Jane Maria Brown Sullivan (John) of Nashville, TN; Becky Brown Mooney (David) of Kingsport, TN, and Patrick Thomas Brown (Susan) of Bowling Green, KY. He is also survived by a brother Charles Phillip Brown (Rose) and a sister Joan Farino. David was so proud of his grandchildren: Ryan David Brown, Ethan Robert Brown, Meredith Emily Mooney, Claire McNeil Mooney, and Connor David Mooney. He is preceded in death by brother Lanny Brown.
David was a graduate of Memphis Catholic High School, then went on to St. Bernard Monastery and College where he was a member of the Benedictine Community for 10 years. While there, he learned Large Boiler Combustion and Design under the tutelage of the late Brother Francis Rohtkoff. After returning to Memphis to care for his ailing father, David met and married Rosemary Hulshof. David worked as a combustion technician for 30 years. Rosemary and David retired to Bowling Green, KY, in 2006, where they are members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
David was an avid bird watcher with an impressive life list. Fishing the Tennessee and KY lakes and rivers brought him great joy. Other interests included working with the Holy Spirit Church division of Habitat for Humanity and photography. Over the years, David’s talent as a photographer was a gift to many in his family, church, and community.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with funeral services on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. All services will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the: David Ronald Brown Memorial Fund Holy Spirit Catholic Church 4754 Smallhouse Road Bowling Green, KY 42104
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