On Dec. 24, 1977 Vernon married Martha (Marti) Throntveit at the home of the Rev. Louie Schaffner. To this union two children were born, Heidi Norene Brown and Heth Vernon Brown.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Martha (Gertie) Brown, daughter Heidi Brown and boyfriend Bill, grand dog Fes, son Heth Brown and significant other Michelle Willey and her daughters Casara Lynn, Maddy Leigh, and Mya Michelle, brother Ricky Brown and wife Janet of Seymour, sister Lori Lunsford and husband Galen of Allerton, sister Connie Guffey and husband Ron (Le) of Promise City, and sister Debbie Davidson and husband Shawn of Russell, sister-in-law Jodi Rainey and husband Carl, sister-in-law Kay Throntveit, brother-in-law Gary Throntveit and wife Carol, brother-in-law Mike Throntveit and wife Chris, his mother-in-law Helen Throntveit, Uncle Earl and wife Annabeth, many loving nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends and his most recent hunting and fishing buddy Colton Brazeal.
His parents Loyd and Ruth Brown, niece Amanda Brown, father-in-law Thomas Throntveit, brother-in-law Larry Throntveit, his grandparents and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were very special friends Alan and Norma Griffith, uncle Harold Young, Dave Donald, Jim Biggs, Kirk Hampton, Sandy Wright and his dogs Cyro, Missy Jo, Coach and Scooby.