James "Jim" Cuthal Brown
January 5, 1951
April 9, 2022
James Brown, 71 of Brenham, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022.
James Cuthal Brown was born January 5, 1951 in Madisonville, Texas to J.P. and Artie (Snook) Brown. He was baptized at Shilo Baptist Church in Panke, Texas and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church of Brenham. He was raised on the family farm. Jim was a graduate of Iola High School, where he played baseball and football. Jim also attended Sam Houston State University, until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in Germany.
Jim was married November 27, 1971 to Sharon Naumann at Grace Lutheran Church. Here he was an usher, worked to organize the blood drives, and served on the church council and was chairman of the stewardship board.
He worked for the City of Brenham at the city water plant and became chief operator. He retired from there after 35 years. He then worked as a land surveyor for Pledger-Kalkoney, which then became Jones and Carter.
Jim enjoyed dancing and fishing. He gathered with friends at Nathan’s Barbecue to drink coffee, share stories and good time memories.
Jim was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Sharon Brown; brother, Jerald Brown and his wife Cindia; nephew, Joe Brown; sister-in-law Sue Brown; parents-in-law, Calvin and Selma Naumann; sister-in-law, Marilyn Naumann.
Surviving family includes: sons, Doug Brown, Matthew Brown and wife Renee all of Brenham; grandsons, Andrew and Aiden Brown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Robbie Brown of Iola, Texas, Carl and Sena Brown of Cleveland, Texas, Ray and Glyna Brown of Madisonville, Texas; sister-in-law, Pat Wright and husband Hoot of Brenham.
Visitation with family will be Wednesday, April 13 from 5 pm until 7pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 14 at 10 am in Grace Lutheran Church with Pastors Matthew Jacobs and William Holzer officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Bobby Brown, Heath Byrd, Josh Brown, Jacob Brown, Tim Miles and Jimmie Maurer. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew and Aiden Brown, and the Nathan BBQ Coffee Group.
Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran School, 1212 West Jefferson, Brenham, TX 77833.