Mark D “Doc” Brown obituary 1957~2023


Mr. Mark D “Doc” Brown I, 65, of Greencastle, PA, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Mark D “Doc” Brown
Mark D “Doc” Brown

Born November 30, 1957, in Savannah, GA, he was the son of Mrs. Billie Jean (Smith) Brown and the late Mr. Earle Brown.

Mark attended High School at Sol C. Johnson High School in Savanah, GA.

Mark served his country honorably and faithfully with The United States Army.

He and his wife of over 22 years, Mrs. Bonny (Shimmel) Brown, were married October 14, 2000, in Burnham, Pennsylvania.

Mark was a proud Georgia Bulldog fan with Penn State Nittany Lions running a close second. He loved to spend time with his family, especially those furry ones, and also his friends, whom he quickly called family. He could toss a cornhole bag in the hole, while eating a boiled peanut with the other hand, then move on to his favorite meal – Low Country Boil.

Mark was large on life and making the most of it. He proudly dedicated himself to his country and his Lord, Jesus Christ. He was a Chaplain and Officer with the American Legion Post 46, as well as a member of the American Legion Riders team. For Mark, riding his Harley Davidson was a passion with no boundaries.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his children: Holly Russell, Mark D. Brown II, Jordan Metts and her husband Hunter Metts, Terry Brown, Robin Harris, Bridgette Harris, Brooke Whitson, and Brooks Whitson; his grandchildren, James, Jonathan, Sadie, Jocelynn, Harrison, Caroline, Evelyn, James, Asher, Beckett, and Carrick; his siblings Kenneth Brown and wife Teressa Brown, Wendell Brown and his wife Cherie Brown, Deb and Dennis Shaw, Duane and Pam Shimmel; mother-in-law Sylvia Knepper; as well as many nieces, nephews and their children.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his sister, Terry Lynn Brown, his father-in-law James “Pap” Knepper

Salute to Doc Services will be held in both Georgia and Pennsylvania. Friday, May 26th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406 and Tuesday, May 30th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the American Legion Post 46, 755 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201

To aid in her fight against Grade 4 Glioblastoma, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mark’s honor to: Go Fund Me / Debbie Shaw

Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling the arrangements.  

Online condolences can be expressed at the funeral home’s website.



Janet Donahoe obituary 1935~2023

A graduate of Wilson College and The Catholic University of America, Janet taught English and Latin in Pennsylvania and was a school librarian in Virginia. 

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