Joseph Michael “Joey” Brown

March 22, 1955 - July 13, 2020

03/22/1955 - 07/13/2020

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Wednesday July 15, 2020
11:00 am

Joseph Michael “Joey” Brown, age 65, of Oak City, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro.

Joey was born on March 22, 1955 to Edward and Nellie Bunting Brown in Halifax County, NC.  Joey was a Commissioner for the Town of Oak City and a member of Oak City Christian Church.  He enjoyed sports and loved to go fishing and hunting whenever possible.  His family was his greatest joy and he cherished the time he spent with them, especially his grandbaby, who he affectionately called “Babygirl”.  Joey will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Merrion Brown, Jr.

Joey is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Kathy Jo; his daughter, Kourtney Brown Sloan and husband Kirby of Morehead City; his granddaughter, Kennedy Hunter Sloan of Morehead City; his mother, Nellie Brown of Oak City; his father-in-law, Larry Edmondson; his brother, Eddie Brown and wife Linda of Oak City; and his sisters, Gail Bynum and husband Pete of Iron Station and Judy Williams and husband Billy of Bath.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Oak City Cemetery in Oak City, with Rev. Morgan Daughtey officiating.  Due to state guidelines face masks will be required.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to directly to the Oak City Christian Church, P.O. Box 9, Oak City, NC 27857 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Brown family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Tony Toler
3 years ago

Miss you Joey.

Christy Harris
3 years ago

Kathy, I’m so sorry! Please know I lift you up in thought and prayer for restoration and comfort. Much love, your across the hall neighbor!

Elijah T. Freeman
3 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Joey’s passing. I pray comfort to the family.

Belinda Brown
3 years ago

Thoughts and prayers for all his loved ones. May God give you peace and comfort now and in the days to come.

Joy Roberson
3 years ago

Kathy Jo, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and all the family.

Beverly Rogerson
3 years ago

So very sorry to hear about Joey. Our prayers will continue for you for a long time. God bless you.

Mattie Streeter and Family
3 years ago

Words can not express our sadness and overwhelmed shock on the passing of our neighbor. Kathy Jo, you and the family are in our prayers and know we are there when you need anything!
We love you my neighbor ❤️

Rebecca Griffin McBride
3 years ago

Words are hard to find at a time like this for the hurt is so deep and real. The most soothing I have are in the poem of Footprints In The Sand…For during times like these you will only see one set of prints, this is when the Lord is carrying you. He will carry you when you feel you can’t stand on your own. He is your strength, peace and comfort. Joey was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, he will be missed by many….Love and hugs

Betty Rankin Poe
3 years ago

Hugs, thoughts and prayers. Heartbroken for you all

Myrtle Ruffin
3 years ago

Kathy and Kourtney I am so sorry to hear about Joey. You all will be in my prayers.