Mr. Brown was a graduate of the Dexter High School class of 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he received the Philippine Liberaion Ribbon, Asiatic - Pacific Ribbon. He was a life member of the Hale-Swinger V.F.W. Post in Dexter and a member of the American Legion. He was a past Exhaulted Ruler of the Dexter Elks Lodge and was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired farmer and salesman for the Vowels Tire Company.
On Nov. 10, 1944, he was married to Thelma Mossman in Piggott, Ark.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Mossman Brown of Dexter; one grandson and his wife, Tim and Carolyn Fowler of Dexter; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Bob Brown of Chaffee, Marion Brown of Dexter; and two sisters, Ruth Coffey of Dexter and Willene Swinger of Williamsville.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda S. Fowler on Dec. 12, 2000; one grandson, David Fowler on Sept. 5, 1996; and three sisters, Mildred Tippen, Myrtle Millington and Clara Baker.
Visitation was held after 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with Rev. Doyle Corlew of Dexter officating.
Interment followed inthe Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with full military honors by the Stoddard County Veterans Honor Team.