Gary W. Brown Jr.

Gary William Brown Jr., age 47 recently of Adams, NY passed away Tuesday at the Samaritan Medical Center following a brief illness.

Gary was born June 3, 1971 in Watertown the son of Gary and Virginia Denning Brown Sr.  He graduated from General Brown Central and took some college courses.

He was a member of VFW of Watertown, Sons of the American Legion.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman with his father and was very active in International Shooting, winning several competitions as a member of the New York State Corrections in his 29 years of service.  He was also a very accomplished artist and could make just about anything by hand.  He enjoyed playing GB Football, creating wood carvings, pack baskets, leather-crafts, Loved his dogs Duke and Cora and enjoyed NASCAR and the outdoors.

Gary worked for the New York State Corrections Dept. as a weapons and chemical agent instructor.

Surviving are three sisters: Mary and Paul Grant of Watertown, Lura Kinne of Adams Center and Tina and Mike Goodwin of Brownville and his estranged wife Jennifer Stafford-Brown of Chaumont.  He has six nephews , aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents Gary Sr. and Virginia Brown.

Funeral services will be Monday at 1:00 PM at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter.  Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery.  Calling hours will be Sunday evening from 6-8 PM and Monday from 11-1:00 PM.  Online condolences may be made to