He was born on March 9, 1949 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Ira Albert and LuCelia E. (Ford) Brown.
Herbert was a truck driver for many years until his health prevented him from continuing that job. He loved farm work and was always willing to help-out on many locally owned farms. He loved animals of any kind. Herbert was an avid hunter, fisherman, and reader. He especially enjoyed books by Stephen King, and in the past few years read many different religious books of all kinds.
He is predeceased by his daughter, Norma Jean brown, an infant brother, and sister, JoAnn Lewis.