James H "Jim" Brown

August 28th, 1935 to January 5th, 2022

James H. “Jim” Brown, 86, of Port Huron Township, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Jim was born August 28, 1935 in Spencer, Indiana to the late Herbert and Gertrude Brown. He married Freida Perry on June 19, 1955 in Monroe City, Indiana and they were married for 65 years until her death on February 17, 2021.

Jim received his bachelor’s degree in 1957 from Indiana State Teacher’s College, which is now Indiana State University, and taught music in Indiana for the first 6 years of his career before moving to Port Huron in 1963. After moving, he spent 32 more years teaching music with the Port Huron Area School District until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of the Michigan Education Association, National Education Association, and the Port Huron Education Association. He also earned his master’s degree from Wayne State University.

Jim began his study of the pipe organ in high school and went on to become an accomplished church organist. He was the longtime organist and choir director for First United Methodist Church in Port Huron and finished his church career at St. Paul’s Episcopal. He was also a member and longtime accompanist of the Port Huron Schubert Male Chorus. Jim was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by three children, Kyle Brown, Kristen Brown, and Keith (Mary) Brown; three grandchildren, Kateland Baker, Nicholas Baker and Alexandria Brown; two great grandchildren, Zayla Kelch and Adrian Baker; a sister-in-law, Judy (Bill) Tillman; cousin, JoAnn McCammon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Freida; and two grandsons, Joshua Aaron Kelch and Steven James Kelch.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022 in First United Methodist Church. The Reverend Drew Hart officiated.

Inurnment will be in Woodland Cemetery, Port Huron Township.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church. To send condolences, visit pollockrandall.com

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