CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Billy "Joe" Brown, 78, died March 24, 2012, at his home.
Born March 31, 1933, near East Prairie, Mo., to the late Wallace and Gladys Bard Brown, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University, his master's degree from Southern Illinois, and his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. He was the first basketball trainer hired at the University of Kentucky and also trained at the East-West All Star Games and the 1964 Olympic Basketball Trials. He taught at UK, UC, Virginia Tech, where he was also assistant division director in the College of Education, and finally at APSU where he also served as chair of Health and Human Performance. He authored "A Complete Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries" and numerous professional articles and edited the TAHPERD Journal.
Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Melton Brown; his children, Brandon and Christi Brown of Nashville and Leighton Brown, Chrisie Brown, Autumn Brown and Jackson Brown of Clarksville; and two brothers Ted Brown of Weatherford, Texas, and Stan Brown of Gainesville, Ga.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home in Clarksville.
Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be: Brandon Brown, Leighton Brown, Mike Norwood, Larry Pitts, Curtis Schwank and George Shelton.
Online condolences may be made at NaveFuneralHomes.com.