Morris was born on the family farm in Monroe Township, PA, on July 29, 1929 to Earl Bruddy Brown and Ruth E. Beers Brown. Gene attended the Powell school and worked on the family farm and on the Marcy Hill Farms. He purchased the Marcy Hill Farms in 1951 from the Marcys.
On April 14, 1956, Morris married his sweetheart, Erdean Mae Bedford of Canton. They had 49 years together. Gene's two greatest passions in life were his family and farming.
Surviving are his children, Harold D. "Harry" (Cathy) Brown of New Port Richey, FL, Linda Jane (Thomas) Brown McPherson of Fairview, NC, James R. (AmyJo) Brown of Frederick, Md., and Jake E. Brown of Wyalusing.; grandchildren, Christopher Brown of Florida, Eli Brown of Coatesville, PA, Nathan Brown of Frederick, MD, and Mary Mae McPherson of North Carolina; brothers, Kenneth S. Brown of Liberty Corners, Charles W. Brown of South Branch.; sisters, Joyce Richlin of Towanda, Irene (Donald) Murray of Columbia Cross Roads; sister-in-law, M. Suzanne Brown of Towanda, Joy (Joey) Herman of Canton; brother-in-law, Jack Bedford of East Canton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA, with Pastor Judy Lines officiating.
Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Pa.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.