Luther Laron Brown, Jr, passed away on April 10, 2021. He was born to the late Luther and Sarah Brown, Sr in Pueblo Colorado.
Luther was an exemplary citizen dedicated to the advancement and safety of his community and the Commonwealth at large. Decades of Luther's service have resulted in tangible changes and marked reform that have taken hold in Kentucky legislature, with profound effects on gun safety and firearm policy. He aligned himself with the mission of gun safety and the policy and practices that surround firearms; tenaciously seeking out solutions to end the harm and death that follow with negligent firearm practices. Luther was a 2017 Trauma and Informative Care graduate of Eastern Kentucky University's institute of Behavior and Health, having also, studied National Crime Prevention at the University of Louisville and Culinary Institute in Pueblo Colorado. Luther's vast educational studies aided him in addressing the problems that surround the problems of negligent firearm discharge.
Founding the organization Board4Change in 2000 and Little Hands, Little Feet Gun Safety in 2012. Luther provided access to information about gun safety, handling and storage to both children and adults alike. His call to action for gun safety reform would serve as a narrative behind legislative change at the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary Council, calling for the passing of the "Baby Dre" bill. Luther was a leader and voracious figurehead in gun safety. In 2006, he was awarded the Molly Leonard Gun Safety Award, in 2013, the Louisville Metro Council recognized him for outstanding community service and in 2019, he was awarded the Kentucky Governor's Service Award (Lifetime Achievement Award).
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Michael Brown and Charlie Brown.
Luther leaves to cherish his memories, his children, Luther Clayton, Roderick Leach and Charese LaTai Smith; 16 grandchildren; brother, Eddie L. Brown, sisters, Mary L. (Guitaud) Leandre and Renee (Sharon) Johnson; sister-in-law, Sharon Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Midwest Church of Christ, 2115 Garland Avenue, Louisville, KY, from 9am-11am with a celebration of Luther's life beginning at 11am.
Graveside services will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery - Central, 2501 N. Dixie Highway, Radcliff, KY, beginning at 2:30pm.
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