David Brown

Obituary of David Lee Brown

On November 2nd , 2020, David Lee Brown, 36, passed away in Boone, NC, after a long and brave battle with addiction. David is survived by four daughters, Cherish Brown, Patience Brown and Truth Brown, all of Wilkesboro, NC, and Katie Todd, of Sparta, NC; fiance, Tonya Moxley of Sparta, NC; sister, Erica Gaines of Hickory, NC; uncle and aunt, Dan & Carla Gaines of Taylorsville, NC; stepfather, Mark Gaines; grandmother, Martha Goodnight; aunt and uncle, Leah Burns and Donald Burns of Ohio; grandfather, Larry Burnes, and special friend, Shannon Conrad, of Boone, NC. He is preceded in death by his mother, Tina Burns, and father, George Brown. David was born on July 11th, 1984 in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in Taylorsville, NC, where he attended Alexander High School. David enjoyed riding dirt bikes and fishing. He loved pitbulls and being outdoors. David was determined and hard-working, facing many obstacles in his 36 years on this planet. David had a big personality and an even bigger heart. David was always quick to show those around him that they were both loved and cared for. He was always willing to help, even when he had very little himself--those who knew him knew that David would literally give the clothes he was wearing to help a friend in need (and he did so more than once). In the months leading up to his death David knew and let others know that family is the most important thing in a man’s life. After Tonya and Katie came into his life David felt that his family was finally complete. He loved Tonya fiercely and wanted to build a future with her and his daughters all in one place together. Above all else, David loved his daughters, Cherish, Patience, Truth and Katie. He sincerely wanted to be the father he knew they deserved. He would want them to know that they are and have always been loved by him and that they were the part of his life that he was most proud of. A service for David will be held on Saturday November 28th at 1:00 at the Greenway Bridge closest to the Boone Water Treatment Plant. Directions from Greenway Parking lot on Casey Ln: take the trail from the parking lot approximately ¼ of a mile to the bridge. David was passionate about helping others and would want to say that if you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, you are not alone and your battle does not have to end this way. There is help available. Alcoholics Anonymous https://www.aa.org Narcotics Anonymous https://www.na.org Daymark Recovery https://www.daymarkrecovery.org Watauga LEAD https://www.watuagalead.org Olive Branch Ministry https://olivebranchministry.org SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.