Roy Stephen Brown, Sr.
February 22, 1941 – October 10, 2021
Roy Stephen Brown, age 80, of Abilene, passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, October 10, 2021. A visitation will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 S in Abilene, with a Graveside service to be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10 am at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.
Roy was born in February of 1941 in Summersville, WV, to the late Virginia (Sims) and Huling T. Brown. He joined the US Air Force in April of 1962; a career that spanned 23 years. He married Margaret (Faske) on December 21, 1963 at Zion Lutheran Church in Lockett, TX, while stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX . To this union were born three children; Shawn G Brown, Scheryl R Mitte, and Stephen Brown.
While in the Air Force, Roy served in Red Horse while on remote tours to Thailand and Taiwan, as well as being stationed in France, Ohio, New York, Texas, Germany and Illinois.
After retiring from the military, Roy worked for Crown, Cork and Seal, civil service at Dyess AFB, as well as the Dyess Commissary.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping and other numerous outdoor activities. In addition, he was a talented artist who loved to paint and draw. He also enjoyed tinkering around in his garage, creating "home- made" gadgets that never ceased to amaze his family.
Roy is survived by his children; Shawn Brown and husband Stan of San Antonio, Scheryl Mitte and husband Randy of Ft. Worth and Stephen Brown of Cabot, Arkansas, his grandchildren; Ashley Mitte-Godinez and husband Gonzalo, Eric Brown, Alyssa Mitte-Ruckdeschell and husband Tyler, Evan Brown, and Ryland Brown; great-granddaughters, Addyson Mitte, Audrey Delarosa, Audrina Godinez, Mila Godinez and Kassia Godinez, and one brother, Fred Brown and wife, Patty.
He is preceded in death by his wife Margaret, his parents, his brother, Kenneth Brown and his eldest granddaughter, Stephanie Brown.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to The American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692
Texas State Veterans Cemetery
Monday, October 18, 2021
Roy Stephen Brown, Sr.
October 16, 2021
I am grateful to all of you for taking me as part of your family for many years. I loved your Dad more than you know and I have many happy memories with him. Just like Steph, I can recall his laugh at a moment’s notice. He raised wonderful human beings who epitomize kindness. He forever touched my life and I love you all.
—Dawn (and Ry)
October 13, 2021
Miss you. We are comforted knowing you are in the loving arms of your Lord and Saviour.
Shawn and family
October 12, 2021
We miss you so much already. What brings us peace is knowing you and mom are finally together again. We love you so much!!
Scheryl and family