Samuel D. Brown

September 26, 1942 ~ September 27, 2021 (age 79)

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Samuel D. Brown, 79, of Stanford, KY passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was born on September 26, 1942 in Harrodsburg, KY to the late Sam Brown and Frances Osbourne Brown. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and later retired as a Supply Sergeant. Sam was an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan in both basketball and football He was a member of the Cedar Creek Sportsman Club and The Ft. Logan Church of Christ. 

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Ruth Brown of Stanford, KY, three sons, Sam Brown (Kim) of Harrodsburg, KY, Tony Brown (Erica) of Harrodsburg, KY and Marty Lark of Lancaster, KY; a mother-in-law, Dorothy Todd of Stanford, KY; two brothers, James “Jim” Brown (Mary) of Harrodsburg, KY and Russell Brown (Helen) of Alabama; one sister, Phoebe Brown of Harrodsburg, KY; four grandchildren, Cheyanne Brown, Colton Brown, Nicholas Lark and Kathryn Lark; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam Brown and Frances Osbourne Brown; two sons, Leonard John Brown (toddler) and Michael Steven Brown (infant); one brother, Grover “Buddy” Brown and one sister, Patricia Brown Key.

Visitation has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, KY. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, KY with Bro. Wayne Galloway officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY.

Full Military Honors will be presented by Caswell Saufley Post #18.

Active Pallbearers are Colton Brown, Nicholas Lark, Greg brown, Todd Brown, Jeff Loveless, Wayne Bryant, Zachary Cooper, Rodney Todd and Gary Crank. Honorary Pallbearers are Calvin Denham, Wayne Terry, Powell Martin, Cecil Whitt, Jimmy Henderson and Les Denham.

We ask that all individuals attending the services for Mr. Sam Brown wear face masks for the safety of the family and friends.

In lieu of flowers may be donated to the American Lung Association or American Heart Association.

American Lung Association Donation Processing Center, P. O. Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243-9409

American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692


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September 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Spurlin Funeral Home Stanford
411 West Main Street
Stanford, KY 40484

Funeral Service
September 30, 2021

11:30 AM
Spurlin Funeral Home Stanford
411 West Main Street
Stanford, KY 40484

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