SPRINGFIELD- James (Jim) H. Brown, 84, of Springfield passed away January 2, 2018 at Baystate Medical Center. Jim, son of the late William and Anna (Gill) Brown, was born in Elizabethton, TN on December 11, 1933. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force for 22 and a half years and fought through the Korea and Vietnam Eras. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife, Dorothy (O’Connor) Brown. James will be missed by all who knew him, his 4 children, John Brown and his wife Linda of Oxford, FL, James Brown and his wife Sandra of Wolfeboro, NH, Nancy and her late husband Daniel O’Connell of Chicopee, and Thomas Brown and his wife Debra of Springfield; 9 grandchildren: Ryan/Jaime O’Connell, CT; Joe/Katie Brown, VA; Melissa/Jason Stefaniak, NY; Jackie/Andrew Connor, MA; Tony Brown, TX; Jimmy Brown, MA; Vickie Brown, MA; Heather/Jon Calligandes, NH; Katie Brown, NH in addition to 3 great grandchildren: Max Brown, Lucas Calligandes, and Joshua Connor and many extended family members and friends. Visiting Hours for James will be held Saturday, January 27, 2017, from 10AM to 12Noon at Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield. A Funeral Home Service will follow beginning at 12Noon. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Road, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in James’ memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.