Pastor Rocky Brown stepped into Glory to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 6, 2018. Rocky was born May 9, 1956, in Columbus. He has had the honor of pastoring the Full Armor of God Baptist Church in Reynoldsburg, for more than18 years.
Rocky was preceded in death by his fathers, Tom Kennedy and Kissell Brown; father-in-law, Pat Kneisley; mother-in-laws, Shirley Kneisley and Edith Atwood; brothers, Larry Kennedy and Tommy Lane Kennedy; brotherin law and best friend, Jim Lucas; and sister-in-law, Judy Brown. Rocky is survived by his mother, Pauline Kennedy; his loving wife of 31 years, Kim Brown; daughter, Mandy (Brian) Lewis; son, Mike (Crystal) Gutridge; five grandchildren, A.J., Lainee, Lilee and Leslee Pratt, and Willa Jean Gutridge; many other children he loved as his own; siblings, David Brown, Bobby (Joan) Kennedy, Tom Kennedy, Linda Isom, Debbie Lucas and Shelly (Doug) Denig; father-in-law, Don Atwood; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and in-laws; his church family; friends; and his beloved pet, Noel.
The family will receive friends from 2- 4 and 6 – 8 on Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Full Armor of God Baptist Church, 14454 East Broad St., Reynoldsburg, where funeral services celebrating his life and ministry will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018, with Pastor Mark Payton as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Pataskala Cemetery. The family prefers contributions in his honor to Mark Payton’s Haiti Ministry, P.O. Box 323, LaGrange, Kentucky 40031. Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville , is honored to care for Rocky and his family.