Passed away February 8, 2018 in Largo, Florida.
Obituary for Tommy Lee Brown
It fills our hearts with sadness to learn of the passing of Tommy Lee “Buddy” Brown (71), of Kalamazoo, on the morning of Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Tommy Lee was born on June 30, 1947 in Davenport, Iowa to Thomas Leonial Brown and Irene Louise (Johnston) Brown. He attended and graduated from Vicksburg High School. Before high school could become a distant memory, Tommy Lee enlisted in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to play his patriotic role in the war at Vietnam. After serving two years in the USMC, Tommy Lee was discharged with honors and medals for his service to our country.
Tommy Lee Brown displayed an intelligent, yet witty personality. He loved animals and held a strong connection with his pets over the years. A favorite pastime of Tommy Lee’s was spending time outdoors, especially on the water, fishing with his buddies.
Tommy Lee was the kind of guy that would make you laugh about the little things. He had a way to catch you in those little moments that most people would miss. He was creative; an artist, a photographer, and a writer.
Tommy Lee has left behind a legacy in the minds and memories of everyone he met. He will forever be missed by many.
Please visit Tommy’s page at www.mccowensecord.com where you can archive a photo, leave a memory, and sign the guestbook. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 11am at Fort Custer National Cemetery. A reception will follow at the VFW in Augusta.
The family is being assisted by McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes, 409 S. Main St. Vicksburg, MI 49097, (269-649-1697).
Passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020. Larry was born April 19, 1949 in Vicksburg, MI the son of Donald and Delores Hollenbeck. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army.
Larry designed, built and leased residential and commercial properties for 45 years. Most recently, he developed condos and was building a lakefront home in South Haven, Michigan. He spent most of his adult life in South Haven enjoying boating, fishing and being with his friends.
Larry always had a love for motorsports. He spent three decades racing snowmobiles, boats, go-carts and stock cars. His passion was for stock car racing where he devoted many years to his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver.
Larry will be remembered for living larger than life. He is survived by his children, Jody Townsend, James Hollenbeck, Melissa (Ethan) Oertel; 5 grandchildren; brothers, Jeff (Polly) Hollenbeck, Kirk (Judy) Hollenbeck; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation or services. Memorial donations may be directed to The NASCAR Foundation, nascarfoundation.org. To view Larry’s personalized webpage please visit https://www.langelands.com
Passed away on September 24, 2020
Passed away from lung cancer, emphysema, COPD, and a heavy smoker since Junior year in high. He died a few day’s from his birthday on January 6th in Texas