BUCKHANNON — Harley Augusts Brown, 84, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born May 10, 1932 in Webster County, a son of the late Charles Race and Hazel Oleta Smith Brown.
On Dec. 22, 1952 he married Dora Marie Tenney who preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2013. In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Lulu Barlow and one half-brother Robert Brown. Surviving are one son, Randy Brown and wife Lori, of Plantation, Fla.; one daughter, Martha Randolph and husband Neil, of New Cumberland; one granddaughter, Jaclyn Randolph, of Alexandria, Va.; one step-grandson, Matthew Prince of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Lillie Moore and husband Richard, of Buckhannon, and Patricia Brown of New Port Richey, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Joseph Tenney and wife Judy, of Buckhannon; four sisters-in-law, Oleta Watts, of Evans, Ga., Sue Wamsley and husband Douglas, of Ellamore, and Leverne Tenney, of Marietta, Ohio, Elouise Tenney, of Buckhannon, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Brown served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. Harley received the United Methodist Service award and was a graduate of the University of Hard Knocks. He was a board member for the Upshur County Senior Center, the Parish House and served on the Buckhannon City Water Board. Mr. Brown was the Public Works Director for the City of Buckhannon and previously served as a member of the Buckhannon City Council. He was a member of the Mt. Rupert United Methodist Church. Friends will be received Friday, March 24, 2017, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be Saturday at noon at the funeral home with Rev. Jack M. Bohman and Rev. Dr. Joseph M. Shreve officiating. Burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery.
The Upshur County Honor Guard will conduct military honors. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Mt. Rupert United Methodist Church, in care of Elouise Tenney, 24 Wonder view Lane Buckhannon, WV 26201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.
Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.