Nelson Leonard Brown, 75, of Jefferson, passed unexpectedly on Friday, November 27, 2020.
He was born in Jefferson on May 13, 1945 to Weston and Bertella (Whittier) Brown, the youngest of five children. Nelson was educated in local schools and was drafted into the U.S. Army in the summer of 1966. While home from boot camp he married Louise Vannah of Waldoboro on September 12, 1966.
On December 23, 1967, Sergeant Nelson Brown was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action against hostile forces on August 3rd and 4th, 1967 in the Republic of Vietnam.
He held various jobs including driving truck for R. C. Moore and George Hall and Son.
Nelson was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Wendall, Myron and Laurice. He is survived by his wife, Louise, sister Hilda Benner, nephews who were like sons, Matthew (Catherine) Moore, Michael (Beth) Moore, sister-in-law Bonnie (Burton) Orff, brother-in-law Ernest (Colleen) Vannah and many nieces and nephews.
Per Nelson’s wishes, there will be no services.
Contributions may be made in Nelson’s memory to: Jefferson Fire and Rescue, PO Box 5, Jefferson, ME 04348.
Friends and Family are invited to share their memories of Nelson by visiting his book of memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home 949 Main Street Waldoboro, ME 04572.