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Hickory Daily Record - 4/24/2017
Larry Martin Brown, 69, of Hiddenite, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his residence. He was born Oct. 21, 1947, in Wilkes County, to the late Monroe and Ada Hart Brown. Larry was a member of Oxford Baptist Church in Conover, retired from the furniture industry, and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War, where he served as a Medical Corpsman CRS 66 and achieved the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device 60 and the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, James Brown, Ray Brown and Roy Brown; and sister, Sally Minton. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Joey Brown and wife, Tosha, of Hiddenite; daughter, Veronica Sherrill and husband, Kyle, of Hiddenite; sisters, Wanda Gwaltney and husband, Gary of Stony Point and Linda Osborne, of N. Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Kimberlee Magen Brown, Braxton Brown, Caleb Brown, Ethan Pierce and Kirsten Pierce. A service celebrating Larry's life will be held Monday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church in Conover. The Rev. Joel Frye will officiate. Burial with military honors by American Legion-Sandy Ridge Post #544 will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or Oxford Baptist Church, 5965 Springs Rd., Conover, NC 28613. Condolences may be sent to the Brown family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com. The Brown family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.