Born May 11th, 1934, in Flatwoods, Kentucky
Died December 26th, 1994, in Ashland, Kentucky
Eugene Brown was an amazing man born in 1934. He was known by everyone throughout eastern Kentucky as simply "Farmer." True to the nick name, Eugene was a farmer most of his life, and also was a self taught plumber and electrician with a family business. He and his sons, John and Joe, did all of the plumbing and electrical work for many of the houses developed in Greenup County, Kentucky, from the 1950s-90s, especially the houses built by the wealthy Bailey family of Flatwoods, KY.
Since the Baileys were cousins of the Browns, they depended on each other for construction work.
Farmer was an avid hunter and fisherman, and often told high tales of "the one that got away." His house was decorated with antlers, mounted deer heads, turkey feathers, and a large, furocious mounted muskie head right above the kitchen doorway.
He was never seen without his cowboy boots and a cowboy hat adorned with turkey and pheasant feathers of birds he killed himself.
He helped build the Catlettsburg Church of God in Catlettsburg, KY, and was the sound man and electrician there for decades. He was well known and liked by the children of the church because his sound room always had buckets of bubble gum that he generously passed out.
Farmer married Geraldine Elliott on September 8th, 1951 in Flatwoods, KY. They had 4 children, but their first child, Peggy Ann, died at one year of age. They then had two sons, Joe and John, and a daughter, Kathy.
Eugene died of cancer in 1994. He will always be remembered by everyone in Greenup County, KY.