NORTH JAY — Randall “Randy” L. Brown, 59, of North Jay died Tuesday, April 4, at the Hospice House in Auburn, after a long journey with cancer.
Randy was born in Rumford on Dec. 26, 1957, to Lee E. Brown and Phyllis (Barnett) (Brown) Young. He graduated from Rumford High School in the Class of 1976. On Sept. 3, 1989, Randy married Debra Smith, celebrating 27 years of marriage.
Randy learned the auto body trade under the tutelage of Don Leclair in Rumford. For the past 22 years, he was employed at Hilltop Collision Center in Jay. His employer and friends at Hilltop and also in the community have been an endless source of support and encouragement during his health challenges.
Randy enjoyed camping, motorcycle rides, his weekly trips to Tractor Supply with his dog, Katie, and going home every night to his wife. He was admired for his positive attitude through the challenges of the last few years, and few have met a stronger person. A wonderful husband, brother, uncle, son and friend, whose gentle soul and beautiful smile will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Randy taught us how to live for today and was always reminding us to say, “I love you”; in his words, we never said it enough.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Brown, of Jay; his mother, Phyllis Barnett Brown Young, and partner, Kenneth Waugh, of Byron; his sisters, Jacqueline Couture and husband, Neal, of Rumford, Jeanne LaPointe and husband, Steve, of Rumford, Allison Whynot and partner, Keith Hall, of Windsor; his brother in-law, Mark Smith and wife, Debbie, of Weld; his father in-law and mother in-law, Sonny and Geraldine Smith of Farmington; his niece, Adrienne Mosey of Allston, Mass.; his nephews, Tristan LaPointe of Queens, N.Y., Kevin Couture of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Colby Whynot of Windsor, and Christopher Smith of Weld. Randy also leaves countless family members of the Barnett, Brown and Young families.
He was predeceased by his father, Lee E. Brown; his stepfather, Donald A. Young; his brother, James Scott Young; his niece, Katie Elizabeth Smith; and his brother-in-law, Claude Smith.
The family wishes to thank Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Franklin Memorial Oncology and Father Timothy Walmer.
Randall L. Brown