Hugh Alfred Brown Jr., 79, of Alpena, left this earth on Sept. 7, 2018.

Hugh was born March 13, 1939, to Hugh and Helen (Wolf) Brown in Detroit, but Hubbard Lake is where he called home. Hugh was a man of many skills as he was a farmer, craftsman, painter, and landlord. He loved many things including spending winters in Texas, motorcycles, and coffee in the morning. Hugh served in the Michigan National Guard, was a member of the Alpena Moose Lodge 571, and Friends Together.

Hugh is survived by his son, Hugh “Skip” (Roxann) Brown III; two daughters, Sherry (Brian) Meldrum, Patti Holnagel; a son, Scott Brown; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, special friend, Jeri, his “Georgia Peach,” best friend, Cooter, his dog who was always by his side, and many great friends. He is preceded in death by both parents, his brother Al, son in-law Fred, and many good friends.

Hugh is at McWilliams Funeral Home, where family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Leslie Nye officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Friends Together. Online condolences can be registered at