WILLIAMSBURG — Russell Buxton Brown Jr., 51, passed away at 12:35 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in the comfort of his home after a brief battle with stage IV esophageal cancer.
Russell enjoyed spending quality time with his wife and boys. He loved taking the family out on a boat and fishing in the Chesapeake Bay. Russell, his wife and boys enjoyed many family vacations in the Outer Banks and several trips to Skyland Drive to hike to Dark Hollow Falls.
Russell enjoyed long, heartfelt talks with his boys. He loved attending his boys’ school plays, school games and being an assistant coach for his youngest sons’ Williamsburg Hornets football team for a few seasons. Russell was a devoted employee of Anheuser-Busch for 29 years. He was a kind soul with a big heart, and a true caring family man. Russell was a believer in our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his father, Russell B. Brown Sr.
He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Tracey M. Brown; two wonderful loving sons, Zachary H. Brown and Seth B. Brown; mother, Barbara J. Brown of Gloucester; sister, Angela (Michael) Smith of Gloucester; brother, Chris Brown of Williamsburg; father-in-law and mother in-law, Jerry and Frances Arnette of Williamsburg; four sisters-in-law, Wendy (Lawerence) Armstrong of Savoy, Texas, Trisha (Shawn) Otto of Aurora, Colorado, Jennifer (Ronald) Broady of Williamsburg and Michele (David) Burris of Williamsburg; and many nephews and nieces who he loved as his own children.
His family is planning a celebration of life at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.
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