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James ‘Jimmy’ Kevin Brown, 63

| August 22, 2020 1:00 AM

James “Jimmy” Kevin Brown, 63, was suddenly and tragically taken from us on Aug. 15, 2020, in Spirit Lake, Idaho. There will be a special viewing for him from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at English Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene, for all those who wish to attend before the memorial and celebration of life, which is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 19 in Spirit Lake (additional details TBD). If you have any desire to see him one last time, please know all are more than welcome to attend the special viewing. We’d love to see everyone who wants to attend feel welcome to do so.

Jimmy was born to James C. Brown and Marilyn D. Price Brown on June 10, 1957, in Spirit Lake. He is succeeded by his son, Wyatt Brown, and two daughters, Misty Bailey and Jessica Brown; his four sisters: Tina Coles, Holly Brawner, Melodee Riggers and Bethaney McCabe; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Brown, and mother, Marilyn Dulcie (Sweet) Price Brown.

He was the best father any kid could have asked for, best friend any person could have wanted, and best brother and son any family could have hoped to have. His sense of humor was unrivaled, his ability to bullshit was the thing of legends, his character was awe-inspiring and he was larger than life. He was truly loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.

Jimmy Brown never let his blindness stop him from living the life that he wanted. Once he set his mind to something, he saw it through. Throughout high school and college he played basketball but he loved all sports, as well as riding his motorcycles and snowmobiles.

As the Worshipful Master of Spirit Lake Masonic Lodge #57, Jimmy passed the traditions to his son, Wyatt. He had immense pride in his work and skills as a heavy machine operator. At the end of the day, he could always be found surrounded by animals, friends and family.

No amount of words could ever capture the person that he was. He had a huge personality and even bigger heart. Having met Jimmy Brown, the lives of many people will never be the same without him. He will always be remembered in the memories and stories about his life by all the people who knew and loved him. We lost a great dad, brother, friend and mentor.

The world was truly a better place with him in it.

Donations may be made in Jimmy’s memory to the National Federation of the Blind at https://www.nfb.org/donate. Condolences and flowers may be brought to the service in Spirit Lake (additional details TBD) or sent to English Funeral Chapel, 1133 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

English Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolence and memories can also be shared on Jimmy’s online memorial at www.englishfuneralchapel.com