Donald Howard Brown was born in Mooresville, N.C., on April 15, 1930. He died March 19, 2021, in Huntersville, N.C. He was the son of the late George and Grace Brown.

Donald lived in Cornelius since 1984 with his wife Frankie C. Brown until her death in 2006. They were members of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.

Surviving are his son, Toby Brown of Goldsboro, N.C., David, his daughter, Denise Therrell of Denver, N.C.; grandchildren, Jessica Gnagy of Denver, Justin, Justin Therrell of Charlotte, Stephanie, Donald Therrell of Denver, and Courtney; great-granddaughters, Parker Gnagy and Graysen Gnagy of Garner, N.C., and Penny Therrell of Charlotte.

Donald was proceeded in death by his sisters, all of Mooresville, Louise Hall (Herbert), Willie Allison (Paul), Kay McLaughlin (Spencer) and Priscilla Gilbert (Thomas). Donald was also proceeded in death by his son-in-law, Lester Therrell.

A graveside service will be on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery in Cornelius with Rev. Jill Smith officiating the service.

Contributions in Donald’s memory may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, Lake Norman, 705 Griffith Street, Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.

Mr. Brown’s family is being assisted by Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville. Condolences may be made to the family at