Wayne Leroy Brown, 69, died Jan. 10, 2010, after battling lung disease.

He was born May 18, 1940, in Damariscotta, a son of the late Thelma Harriman and Leroy Brown.

He grew up in Nobleboro and graduated from Waldoboro High School, Class of 1958 when he joined the family farm to work with his dad, Leroy.

On May 14, 1960, he married Dorcelle Barrington and they made the family farm their home. It was on the family farm that they raised their five children. Their sons Buddy and Lester and grandson Zachery now run the homestead.

Wayne loved working on the farm and the day before being admitted into the hospital he could be seen plowing the snow.

In 1980 Wayne was one of the original founding fathers of the Coastal Christian School. Recently he helped start the jail ministry in Knox County. He was a member of Gideon’s International since 1966 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldoboro where he shared the Lord’s work with others and helped many other people along the way.

Above all, Wayne will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his second great-grandchild.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Dorcelle Brown of Nobleboro; his sons, Buddy Brown and his wife, Kim, of Nobleboro, Adney Brown and his wife, Penny, of Roseville, Mich., Lester Brown and his wife, Lisa, of Nobleboro and Glen Brown and his wife, Trina, of Waldoboro; his daughter, Jeanne Ward and her husband, Andrew, of Bridgton; his sister, Brenda Hilton and her husband, John, of Newcastle; his grandsons, Benjamin Brown and his wife, Nicole, of Nobleboro, Zachery Brown and his wife, Melissa, of Nobleboro, Dustin, Mason and Garrett Brown of Roseville, Mich., and Christopher and Dakota Brown of Nobleboro; his granddaughters, Lydia and Jasmine Brown of Nobleboro, and Brittney Brown of Waldoboro; and his great-grandson, Jayden Brown of Nobleboro.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Pastor Jon Vermillion, Buddy Brown and Jeff Norton will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Coastal Christian School Gym Fund, 574 North Nobleboro Road, Waldoboro, ME 04572.

Arrangements are with the Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waldoboro.