James Parrish Brown of Beaufort, SC, died on November 30, 2018, surrounded by his wife and children. James to his family, and Jim to his friends, was born on October 7, 1939, in Lagrange, GA, to a couple of poor Alabama lovebirds, George Parrish Brown and Verdie Browning Brown Coleman. James searched 75 years for a love like theirs.\nAfter losing his dad too young in an accident at the mill, James began a trek through more than a few careers. He was a Georgia State Trooper from 1961 to 1964. He drove a logging truck and worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. In his first job after graduating from Georgia Tech in 1970, James acted as caretaker for a colony of Emory University Yerkes chimpanzees that had been released on Ossabaw Island, GA. On the side, he caught those tasty Ossabaw feral pigs using nothing but a sack and sold them to the hunting lodges where rich folks paid to shoot them.\nMost know James as an architect. After beginning his career in Savannah, he moved his young family to Beaufort in 1976 where he started his own architectural firm. He designed many houses and villas in the Lowcountry to include his own house at Pleasant Point on Lady's Island, but he also designed larger structures. Robert Smalls International Academy is his work, as is the Fripp Island Golf Club House and the Church of Our Savior on Johns Island.\nJames eventually returned to federal government service with the Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston. He later worked for the Department of Energy at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC, and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He returned to Beaufort in 2015 where he married the love of his life, Katie Jo Simpson Brown of Pine Hill, AL.\nSurviving in addition to his wife Katie Jo are his three children, Jimmy (Shari) Cobb, Parrish Brown, and Marci (Dan) Robinson; his sister Brenda (Bill) Crowley and brother Ronald (Debbie) Brown; his extended children Charles (Lisa) Cook, Brack Cook and Brady Cook; and his grandchildren Luke (Laura) Cobb, Melissa Cobb, Anna Cobb, Wolff (Sarah) Miller, Patrick Robinson, and Jacob Robinson. James has one great granddaughter, Savannah Miller, and many nieces and nephews.\nMemorial services will be held on Monday, December 17 at 11:00am in the Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel at Anderson Funeral Home in Beaufort.