Allen

December 4, 1941 ~ June 28, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Allen Bryant Brown (AB) son of Jesse Moore Brown and Nancy Johnson Brown, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 28, 2020. He was born on December 4, 1941 in Barren County on the farm where he lived his entire life. He passed due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

Allen Bryant was a lifelong farmer. He retired in 2011 after 23 years of driving a bus in Barren County. He loved all the children he met on his bus routes, but he especially loved his preschoolers and special needs children. Allen Bryant was a proud graduate of the 1959 class of Hiseville High School. Throughout his life he always strived to serve others whether at church or in the community. Allen Bryant was a member of Salem Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 19 years, he also served on the Board of Directors for Caverna Hospital for 20 plus years, 19 of which he was the Chairman of the Board. He was a member of the Allen Lodge #24 F&AM.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Zona Jean Matthews Brown. Two of his children survive, Sammy Brown (Laura) and Jeanelle McGuire (Jeff). AB was very proud of his four grandsons and their families: David Alan Brown (Kaitlyn), Andrew Brown, Trenton McGuire (fiancé Megan Smith) and Bryton McGuire (Ashlyn). Two twinkles in his eyes were his great grand babies, Adley Grace McGuire, and Bailey Clark Brown. Other survivors include his brother, Jesse Reide Brown; brother-in-law Bobby Matthews(Jo); our special family from Wisconsin, Roger Leischer (Chris), Dan Leischer (Jackie), Carissa Miescher and sons Cameron and Caden; several nieces and nephews; many cousins, friends and lots of lives that Allen Bryant touched in his 78 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Gregory Brown, and his sister-in-law, Bernice Brown.

Funeral service for Allen Bryant Brown will be 2:00pm Friday, July 3rd at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and on Friday morning until time for services. A Masonic service will be held on Thursday evening at 7:00pm at the funeral home. The family suggests alternate expressions of sympathy be made to Kosiar.org specifically for children’s medical expenses.

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  1. Mr. AB Brown was a great person, I rode his bus for many years, was always a caring and loving person. He will be greatly missed, prayers for the family going up

  2. Gary Chenoweth
    It is with a heavy heart that I write this as AB was a very good friend. My prayers is family. Remember the good times.

  3. Zona, You and your family are all in my prayers. May God comfort you during your time of sorrow and all the days ahead.
    LOVE YOU, Martha Crow

  4. So sorry for the loss of such a fine person. Prayers for all of the family during this difficult time.
    Peggy Cox

  5. Jesse Reide, Zona, Bobby and Jo and the entire family:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of AB. You will be in my prayers.
    Sue Patterson Humphrey

  6. I always enjoyed riding the bus with A.B., as his bus monitor, during my years at Hiseville Elementary. He was always friendly and very kind. My prayers go to the family. He will be greatly missed.

  7. AB has always been loved by our family. He has been my childrens bus driver for a few yrs after we moved here. I always tried to do things for AB and Zona because they were second parents to me. Me and AB would work out in his barn many times and just talk about our families and such. One of my fondest memories is when he noticed a mother cat had kittens in the barn. Shed moved them out to a big pile of brush. She had gotten run over and he was worried about those kittens. So the animal lover I am set out in the freezing rain for about 7 days catching these 4 little kittens who were only about 3 weeks old.every time I would catch one I would take and show him. He had his eye on a little grey and white one. I raised them till they were old enough to survive in the barn. He would go out in the barn all the time and just talk to his babies. He was such a good hearted man who love life and the people in it. We will miss you terribly. I loved you like a dad. The sweetest man I had ever known. RIP AB. WE LOVE YOU..

  8. It’s hard to lose one of the best. Peace and comfort to Zona and all the family and friends.

  9. So sorry for your loss. A.B. and I both drove a special needs bus. We seemed to always have to meet up to exchange students to make sure they got to their destinations-whether it be school or home. He will be greatly missed.

  10. Was my bus driver at hiseville school, Was a good role model and a good Friend! R.I.P. A.B. Brown

  11. So sorry to learn about A. B. I will forever remember him for how kind he was to my girls as they rode his bus. I can still see him coming down the halls at Hiseville. He was a very special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. So very sorry for your loss. AB was always a kind and good man to work with. Prayers for all.

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