Roger Brown Death – Obituary News : Former NFL – Detroit Lions star and owner of Portsmouth restaurant has died.

By | September 17, 2021

Roger Brown Death – Obituary News : Former NFL – Detroit Lions star and owner of Portsmouth restaurant has died.

We are sad to report that former NFL star and owner of Portsmouth restaurant, Roger Brown  has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on September 17. 2021.

Roger Brown’s Restaurant and Sports Bar wrote.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear Roger Brown. Roger passed away this morning around 2:00am. The legacy he’s created has made him valued member of our community and he will be deeply missed. Those of us who have had the privilege of knowing and working with Roger have lost a dear friend and inspiring mentor. Please keep Roger’s family, friends and staff in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time. No words can express our sadness at losing such a great man or our gratitude for the opportunity to know and work with him. We will honor his memory by continuing to dedicate ourselves to the work he loved so much. Roger Brown’s Restaurant and Sports bar will be holding a celebration of life with details to follow. If you would like to send your condolences or thoughts of Roger, please email them to Roger Brown’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

Source: Facebook

Condolences – Comments and Reactions.

Shana Brown wrote
Thank you for everything you have done for the community,Sir.My condolences to the family of the late Roger Brown.Ron Bartolo wrote
Roger Brown’s has been a family tradition with our family.
Rest easy Roger and gowith God, dancing on the streets of gold.

Tracy Davis wrote
So so sad. He was truly a pillar in our community and sports world. A “Hall of Famer” in my book. Prayers for his family.

Timothy Ferguson wrote
I’m truly sorry to hear of this news. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and Roger Brown’s staff and close friends

Julie Perkins Vasser wrote
So sorry to hear this. He was a wonderful person and treated us as if he had known us all his life when we went there The world needs more men/business owners like him.
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Beth Jeffers
So sorry to hear this. He was a nice man!
My condolences to the family .

Leigh Burton wrote
Roger Brown didn’t just own that restaurant. He would actually come to the tables and talk to the customers! How many other restaurant owners in Portsmouth actually did that? RIP, Roger Brown!/Linda Wilder Dyer wrote
What a dear man. May his memory be a blessing. Sending my Condolences to his family and friends and of course the staff at the restaurant.

LaShawna Gardner wrote
Best times of my serving career I love the Roger Brown family and establishment my condolences .

Rick Morand wrote
One of the first NFL games I ever watched on TV was Roger Brown’s best ever as a pro: 1962 Thanksgiving. I will continue to support his HOF quest.

Le-Le Torres wrote
Condolences to his family. A friendly wave as a patron to his restaurant. Great food, friendly staff, and entertainment at his restaurant and I’m grateful he had the vision to open it. RIP Mr. Brown

Cindy Edmondson wrote
Condolences to the family and staff.Roger was a great role model.

Latoya Haight wrote
My prayers are with the family! I loved him… such an amazing hard working man! It was such a pleasure working there! I adore the family… may God continue to bless this family and restaurant! Long live the legand…

Steve Sheppard wrote
My sincere condolences. Such a genuine man, always open to fellowship and good for a few kind words. A true loss for the community.

Eric Carcana wrote
My deepest condolences. The retired athlete was a positive role model, businessman and leader in the city of Portsmouth. He will be greatly missed.
Joe Navarro wrote
Wow, thanks for informing us about your dad. He was such a great person and truly a legend. We were planning a trip to see him this fall. Please continue to keep us posted.
Our prayers are with the family .Delores Pruitt-Polite wrote
Sincerest condolences to his family and the Roger Browns staff on behalf of myself and Phenomenal Sounds Band.
We have lost a Legend! May everyone impacted by this loss be comforted.

Alveta Williams Ewell wrote
My condolences to Roger’s family and everyone who loves him.
George Brooks wrote
Great man. Had so many great conversations with him in the restaurant during lunch. Praying for his family and friends.Eddie Lee wrote
~ Thoughts & prayers to the Family, friends & staff ~ I have good, fun memories of hanging out with Roger at some NFL games ~ and gotta say the trip to & from were just as fun ~ #GoodMemories You’ll be missed by many my friend.

Nukey Nuke wrote
I met him so many times. This is my favorite restaurant and I will be there tomorrow for my birthday dinner. He is truly loved by his customers and staff!! Prayers and love.
Delores Fagan wrote
So sorry to hear this very sad news. He was a corner stone for the citizens of Portsmouth. May GOD be with his family and give them strength peace and comfort.John Burks wrote
My condolences to the family for the loss of Roger he made me and all feel like family he really made a difference and will be greatly missed when I worked mornings I look forward to seeing him in the office and having a conversation with him. He collected old coins and when I closed the restaurant and counted the money I would look for them for him Rest In Peace Roger

Will Campbell wrote
It’s so very sad to hear this. My heart goes out to his family and closest friends. I sincerely hope they find comfort in knowing Mr. Brown felt their love and respect. I wish I’d had the opportunity tell him that each time I performed on his stage was an absolute highlight in my musical career and to say,
“Thank you”…

Mike Gamble wrote
My condolences to the family.His ownership of his name sake Restaurant brought a lot of joy to us all

Valerie McKeiver wrote
Rest In Peace Mr. Brown. The Legacy and true giving back to the community has been unconditional and is such a blessing to have seen. My condolences to the family.

Carmen Scoggins wrote
So sorry to hear this! Sending my condolences and prayers to all of the family and friends.Cathy Fitch wrote
He was great for my hometown. Very well respected. Thank you Roger Brown! Sorry for his family.

Harry White wrote
My sincere condolences to his family in the loss of their love one. He will be greatly missed.

A dear contributor to our community, friend and a true work of art hisself will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Brown. Roger was giant in our community.


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