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Johnny Mack Brown

December 19, 1951 ~ December 10, 2020 (age 68)


Johnny Mack Brown died Thursday Dec. 10th, 2020 of Covid. He was born Dec. 19th, 1951 to J. C. Brown and Magdline Maness in Jackson, Mississippi.

Johnny graduated from Clinton High School in 1969 and then attended Mississippi State University in 1970 for 3 years. Here he met his wife to be, Rebecca Prellwitz. He transferred to Auburn University to be with her where she had transferred earlier.

Johnny and Rebecca were married August 31st, 1974 in Jackson, Mississippi. They both graduated from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama in 1976. His degree was in Economics.

They moved to Denver, Colorado after graduation in 1976, where he found a job with General Electric, first in their credit department, then in sales. That’s how he got into the Lighting business with which he continued his whole life. There first and only child, Kelsey Mackenzie Bundro (Jeremy) was born in Denver in 1982. They moved to Gig Harbor, Washington in 1988 where he went to work in Tacoma in lighting sales. He was to retire this month.

He loved fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Shrimp, and Crab. He loved his boat which his wife called “his mistress”. He had many good times fishing with friends, family, and business associates. The annual fishing trip was eagerly looked forward to by everyone and spots were scarce.

He also loved hunting mule deer, elk, dove, pheasant, and turkeys with his old hunting buddies, Jeff Wilson, Chuch Zunich, both from Colorado, and Tom Tuley from Kansas. His love of fishing and hunting he learned from his father when young and was a staunch hunting and conservation advocate.

Johnny is survived by wife Rebecca, and daughter Kelsey, his brother Billy Ray Smith (Debi) of Alabama, his brother Charlie Brown (Janie) of Mississippi, his brother-in-law Gary Prellwitz (Cheryl) of Illinois, sister-in-law Peggy Henderson (Destry) of Tacoma, and sister-in-law Jane Simmons (Roger) of Lakewood. Many nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be sent to Puget Sound Anglers in his name where he was a member.

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