Thomas Francis Brown

September 21, 1948 - September 9, 2023


With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Thomas Francis Brown, a loving father, a talented recording studio engineer, and a brilliant software programmer. Thomas, born on September 21, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio. He left this world, after a long courageous battle with cancer, on September 9, 2023, in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 74 years old. Thomas was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Francis Brown and Susan Jarnett.

Thomas led a remarkable life filled with passion and dedication. As a recording studio engineer, he had a natural gift for capturing the essence of music and translating it into timeless recordings. His work in the music industry touched the hearts of many, leaving a lasting legacy of sound and artistry.

In addition to his impressive career, he was also a skilled software programmer. His ability to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of technology was nothing short of remarkable. His contributions to the field have left an indelible mark, and his work continues to inspire and shape the industry.

Thomas leaves behind a legacy that his family will forever cherish and be inspired by. He is survived by his two devoted children, Christine (Ryan) Lucas of Black Mountain, North Carolina, and Kenneth (Jeanette) Brown of Columbus, North Carolina. Their lives have been enriched by the love and guidance of their father, and they will always carry his memory in their hearts.

He also leave behind two grand daughters, Brooklyn (Thomas) Woodbury of Gastonia, North Carolina, and Hannah Stanley of Fairview, North Carolina, as well as his two grandsons, Rowyn Brown and Eli Brown, both of Columbus, North Carolina. His legacy extends even further with two great-grandsons, Brantley Woodbury and Hudson Woodbury, of Gastonia, North Carolina.

Thomas's passing leaves a void that can never be filled, but we will find solace in the memories we shared with him. In honoring his memory, let us remember the laughter, the music, and the moments of love that defined his life.

In this time of mourning, let us remember Thomas Francis Brown not for the tears we shed today but for the smiles and joy he brought into our lives.

As we come together to bid farewell to a remarkable man, let us find comfort in the knowledge that his spirit lives on in the hearts of those who loved him. Thomas's memory will be a guiding light for all of us, reminding us of the beauty of a life well-lived and the enduring power of love.

May he rest in eternal peace.

Tom Brown lived in Quilcene from the late '80s until July of 2023, when he moved to Black Mountain, North Carolina to be with family. He was a well-known sound engineer who designed and consulted with some of the largest recording studios in Seattle. Tom was also the "sound guy" for festivals both in the Olympic Peninsula and all around the United States over the last 30 years and presided over the rebuild of the concert hall of Port Ludlow's Bay Club, bringing it to the state-of-the-art acoustics that it now offers to its concert goers.  He was known and beloved by so many in our area, he is deeply missed.

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Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brown family in their time of need.