Kenneth was born on Feb. 1, 1954. He departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

At an early age Kenneth received Christ as his personal Savior and joined the Kingsbury Road Church of Christ family and also attended Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Kenneth graduated from Burke High School in Charleston, and then Denmark Technical College in Denmark, earning a degree in Culinary Arts. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1972 and served his country for two years.

Kenneth's personal interests included All Things SPORTS!! As an avid lover of football (Oakland Raiders and Clemson), baseball (New York Yankees), and basketball (Boston Celtics), he worked as a referee and umpire officiating with the Department of Recreation, the Skeezers, Gamecock League, and various other independent leagues.

He leaves to cherish his memories three beautiful children, Denise S. Brown, Kenneth Brown II and Kenya Bracey; significant other, Ms. Maxine B. Canty; six grandchildren, Tyren Horace, Draylin Harriott, Kourtney Brown, Kristan Brown, Kendrah Brown and Kendyl Brown; one aunt, Claudine Bryan; one aunt-in-law, Eartha Brown; and three sisters, Beverly Singleton, Rosiland Brown and Patreia O. Bennett. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jane "Katie" Brown; father, Bishop Willie James Bennett; brothers, Jerome Brown and Lonnie "Nick" Brown; and sisters, Louise Brown, Doris Brown and Valenthia O. Bennett; three aunts, Anna Chisholm, Rosalee Bryan and Ruby Bryan; two uncles, Esau Brown and Jacob Brown, and William Bryan and Andrew Bryan.

Public viewing will be held on Monday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Job's Mortuary.

Mr. Brown will be placed in the church on Tuesday at noon for viewing until the hour of service.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave, Sumter.

Interment will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia.

Family are receiving friends at the home, 674 Sierra St., Sumter, SC 29154.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

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