Services for Johnnie C. Brown Jr. were held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Eugene Dobbs officiated. Burial followed in McLain Chapel Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brown, 56, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville.

He was born and reared in New York City, New York, and at age 17 moved to Philadelphia where he made his home. He had worked at Wells Lamont as a computer technician for the past 28 years. Mr. Brown was a member of the Neshoba County Amateur Radio Club.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sylvia Brown; daughter, Alexis Dempsey; son, Johnnie C. "Cary" Brown III; and three grandchildren, all of Philadelphia.

Pallbearers were Mike Pettis, Michael Watkins, Daniel Dempsey, Dr. James Hover, Charles McDaniel, and E.J. Hunter.