Freddie R. Brown Sr.

WOODLAND - Freddie R. Brown Sr., 75, well-known area businessman and Woodland community member, died unexpectedly Jan. 14, 2013, at his residence. He was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Woodland, the son of the late Kenneth L. and Mabel (McLaughlin) Brown.

He married Phyliss Adams. Freddie owned and operated Freddie R. Brown and Sons Construction as well as Freddie Brown and Sons Trucking for many years. Mr. Brown was a longtime faithful member of First Baptist Church of Woodland, where he served as an usher and a deacon of the church. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. He was a longtime member of the ACCA as well as various snowmobile and ATV clubs in the area. He also enjoyed watching wrestling.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Phyliss of Woodland, are his seven children, Freddie R. Brown Jr. and wife, Harriet, Steven Brown and wife, Judy, Miles Brown and wife, Suzanne, Preston Brown Sr., Sheila Foss and husband, Philip, Kenneth Brown and wife, Linda, and Wendy-Jo Brown and longtime friend, Steven St. Pierre; 10 grandchildren, Herbert and wife, Janelle, Elisha and wife, Holly, Christopher, Eric, Ashlee, Miles Jr., Becky, Preston Jr. and fiancee, Janelle, Barbara and fiance, Jerry, and Karen and husband, Chad; 13 great-grandchildren, Mark, Ethan, Christian, Mickayla, Dylan, Evan, Cherish, Destiny, Zachary, Dylan, Casey, Major and Madalyn; his siblings, Lena Skidgel, Gloria Ketch and her husband, Philip Sr., Darlene Griffeth and husband, Ronald, Vincent Brown and wife, Carolyn, and Pamela Goodine and husband, Stephen Sr.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Brown was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Cindy Brown; and a brother-in-law, Edgar Skidgel Sr.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Woodland with the Rev. Ron Rosser officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 16, 2013