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In Memoriam: Bobby Brown


2017/03/03



Anyone who ever rode across Twin Hills Ranch, east of Collierville, Tenn., saw the beauty of a well-maintained cattle ranch, with lush Bermuda grass pastures interspersed with woods and streams. It was a delight to ride over this gorgeous land. Twin Hills was a top notch, successful cattle operation.

 Bobby Brown (1931-2017)was the manager of Twin Hills Ranch for over 50 years and it is to his credit that the land was so well cared-for. He was exceptional in everything he did, from running Twin Hills (owned by the Taylor family) to breeding and training World Championship Cutting Horses. He was a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) member for over 50 years, as well as in the Members Hall of Fame. He was an American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) judge for 17 years and NCHA judge for over 35 years. Not only did he work his own horses, he also helped many others in all equine disciplines over his lifetime.

His special gifts were his kind words and keen interest in others. He shared his knowledge and taught others how to be better horsemen and competitors. He and other horse enthusiasts helped the Youth in the Tennessee High School Rodeo Association and local saddle clubs. Many of his students have become NCHA World Champions, Futurity Champions, and Finalists in other events.

Robert (Bobby) Riley Brown, Sr. 85, passed away peacefully at Baptist Reynolds Hospice in Collierville, TN on January 31, 2017. The service was held at Collierville Funeral Home in Collierville, TN. Two songs epitomized Brown’s life: “High On The Mountain,” by Vince Gill and “Don't Ever Sell Your Saddle,” by Randy Travis. Memorials in Bobby's honor may be made to Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, 1520 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017 or Fayette County Animal Rescue, P. O. Box 44, Rossville, TN 38066.

Read more about Bobby Brown’s career at Sally Harrison’s blog: http://www.sallyharrison.com/?p=13122

Bobby Brown 1931-2017 manager of Twin Hill Ranch Collierville Tn. He was exceptional in everything he did from running Taylor family ranch to breeding and training championship cutting horses. I loved Bobby Brown and so did everyone that came in contact.

Robert (Bobby) Riley Brown, Sr. 85, passed away peacefully at Baptist Reynolds Hospice in Collierville, TN on January 31, 2017. Retired ranch manager from Twin Hill Ranch, Collierville, TN. He also trained World Champion Cutting horses and helped many others in all equine disciplines over his lifetime. A National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) member for over 50 years, as well as in the Members Hall of Fame. He was an American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) judge for 17 years and NCHA judge for over 35 years.

His special gift were his kind words and keen interest in others. He shared his knowledge and taught others about being a better horseman and competitor. He and other horse enthusiasts helped the Youth in Tennessee High School Rodeo Association and local saddle clubs. It never mattered to him if you had money, he always wanted to help those that wanted to be better horseman. Many of his students have become NCHA World Champions, Futurity Champions and Finalists in other events.

He leaves his son, Robert Riley Brown, Jr., daughter, Jackie Brown Clark, both of Abbeville, LA. Also, daughter, Staci Brown DeMilt and husband, Kevin DeMilt from Cumming, GA. He was preceded in death by son, Robin Mark Brown and brother, Alan Brown. Other survivors are sister, Margie Brown Terrell; niece, Linda Terrell Coleman, and nephew William Terrell, Jr. all from Memphis.

Special thanks to all of his friends and family that walked with Bobby through life and helped make his a full one.
Service is set for Saturday, February 4, 2017. Visitation is at 1 p.m. at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 W. Poplar, Collierville, TN. Service immediately following at 2 p.m. and reception from 3-5 pm.

Memorials in Bobby's honor may be made to Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, 1520 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017 or Fayette County Animal Rescue, P. O. Box 44, Rossville, TN 38066.

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