Bobby Joseph Brown, age 81 of Axtel, KY passed away at his home on Sunday, October 31, 2021.
Born June 5, 1940 to Ova Brown and Bessie Hinton Brown, Bobby Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Martha Ann Owen Brown; his parents Ova and Bessie Brown; two brothers Maurice and Franklin Brown and two sisters Kathleen O'Donoghue and Anna Leigh Henning.
He is survived by his daughter Jo Ann Brown of Owensboro, KY and two sons Robert Joseph 'Robby" Brown (Joyce Church) and David Franklin Brown of Axtel as well as five grandsons Trenton Brown, Jackson Maglinger, Taylor Brown, Ronin Goodman and Leo Henning. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews and their families.
Bobby Joe was a lifelong farmer and conservationist, who make it his passion to work the land and tend the farm he was born and raised on, which was established in 1919.
He was a devout Catholic, having attended 12 years of Catholic school, and was a 1958 graduate of St. Romuald High School. He was a lifetime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Axtel.
Bobby Joe was a wonderful man and devoted husband and father. He adored his animals and being outside. Farming was his life's work. He raised tobacco for 60 years in a row and purchased his first tractor at age 16.
He was a master carpenter, builder, mechanic and made the best cornbread on earth. He enjoyed talking about the weather, farming, farm machinery - especially International Harvester and Farmall. He was a fan of drag racing and loved to discuss aviation and fighter jets.
Funeral services will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Axtel, KY on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11 AM with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home on Friday, 3:30 - 8 PM and Saturday, 8:30 - 10:30 AM. The rosary will be recited on Friday at 6:30 PM.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital or St. Anthony Catholic Church.