James Edward Brown, age 71, of Science Hill, KY., passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center.

He was born on June 15, 1947 in Oneida, KY., to Russell Brown and the late Catherine Vandeventer Brown. He was a self-employed Tinman.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Carolyn Masssey Brown, of whom he married on October 16, 2015 in Somerset, KY; of Somerset, KY; four step-children, Tim (and Lori) Wesley of Somerset, KY; Katrina (and Richard) Beasley of Shady Grove, KY; Tabitha Whitehead of Somerset, KY; and Pamela Estes Wesley of Science Hill, KY; two sisters, Gayetta (and Dempsey) Westerfield and Lois Jean (and Curtis) Wagers, two brothers, Russell Lee (and Patty) Brown and Eldon (and Tammy) Brown, many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, and a very special great-grandson, Stephen Michael Wesley.

Along with his mother, he was preceded in death by one son, James Darren Brown.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will follow at 12:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis Wagers officiating. Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post# 38 Honor Guard.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for James Brown.