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Callison-Lough Funeral Home

605 W Central, Bentonville, AR

OBITUARY

Jeffrey Jay Brown

February 5, 1963December 22, 2019
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Jeffrey Jay Brown, 56, of Bentonville, Arkansas went to his heavenly tee time surrounded by close family and friends on December 22, 2019. His larger-than-life persona and trademark personality will not be forgotten to anyone who knew him. Born February 5th, 1963 in Mankato, Minnesota, Jeff was the son of the late Neill and Carol Brown. He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, playing Center on their football team. His career spanned 35 years in a variety of retail operations roles at Costco, Walmart and Sam’s Club. Jeff could be relied on to be both the life of the party and grill master. He loved to surround himself with family and friends listening to music on the back porch. His passion for Vikings football and golf was eclipsed only by his dedication to family and friends. Jeff was a reliable and trusted coworker, friend, brother, father and husband and a source of unending support, advice and love for all those he met. Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; daughter, Karli Brown; son, Jacob Brown; 2 stepdaughters, Courtney (Austin) Foote and Myranda Shaw; 2 brothers, Dale (Valerie) Brown and Carl Brown; sister Amy (Ray) Smith; many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members. Jeff was a loving father, husband and friend to all. Services celebrating his life will be held Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Hunt Chapel at Pinnacle Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00am with his Funeral service to follow at 11:00am. Arrangements are under the care of Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Bentonville. www.CallisonLoughFH.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2020
  • Funeral Celebration of Life Thursday, January 2, 2020

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Marina Hodges

December 31, 2019

When I was a newcomer to Walmart, Jeff was one of the first people to reach out and make me feel welcome. His larger than life smile and laughter were a blessing to me. He never seemed to lose that. My prayers for peace are with his family and close friends. I feel blessed to have known him.

Chris Sileneck

December 31, 2019

Jeff, you are a shirt off your back friend. Heart of gold. Loved playing golf with you, betting sports, and just hanging out. You are a true mentor to me in my Retail life of 28+ years. My non-retail friends have nothing but but the same feelings about you and the way you touched all of our lives. Love you Buscuit. RIP
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Jeff Watson

December 30, 2019

I met Jeff in 1984 at price club and like so many others I can tell you you will never find a harder working guy that always tried to help everyone be a better person he definitely helped me a time or two and can’t thank him enough for that we had so many great memories most were drinking so they’re a little cloudy but none the less great memories Jeff you will be missed and sorry wynns and I didn’t get a chance to come see you buddy may god bless your family Rest In Peace

Steve Coronado

December 30, 2019

I offer condolences to the Brown Family as I had the opportunity to work with Jeff during the most exciting time of Sams Club Optical Division growth with Jeff providing support ,humor and smiles to all who interacted with him.
Although my time with him was short, he made a tremendous impact to many and stands out as his towering presence was one that I look forward to seeing again as we join together as one in the afterlife.
Steve Coronado San Antonio Texas

Darleen O'Brien

December 30, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Jeff through work with News America Marketing. I knew the first time I meet him that he was a very special man. I enjoyed all the times we had to talk or meet for work, it was always fun and interesting conversations. He spoke loving about his family and I could tell all of you were his top priority.
I am so sorry for your loss and please know your family will continue to be in my prayers during this time of mourning and healing for each of you.

Darleen O'Brien

Shelley Cross

December 30, 2019

To Lisa and Family, may you find the strength you need, when you need it.
I met Jeff over 6 years ago, when he interviewed for a job well below his qualification level. He was looking for less stress in his life, more family time. So it began. Jeff was a good man, an excellent employee, he never complained about work, he always met his deadlines. Somewhere along the way, Jeff became a true work friend, we would speak on the phone about work issues and he would always talk me down from a stress level that was eating at me. Sometimes he would talk about golf, a casino visit, where he was going on vacation, anything to distract me, to make me laugh. Jeff always took the time to share himself, he was always positive. When life decided to play a trick on him, He still took the time to share and he was still positive. There is a saying, simple but fitting “The trouble is you think you have time.” Jeff knew back then when we met that his time was precious and he decided to take a path that would give him more of it. Jeff, you will be missed.

Lani Visconti

December 29, 2019

The Browns were neighbors of ours.
The whole family was great.
I hung out with his brother Carl more than Jeff.
Jeff was always a great friend and stand up guy.
Sending prayers to his entire family.
Lani Visconti
Rest in peace my friend.

Mike Van Dyke

December 29, 2019

My memories with Jeff were the golf outings with friends in Branson. He played golf like he fought his cancer... he competed hard He always was fair , but if he beat you he would smile and say good game as he took your money. I loved Jeff like a brother. His larger than life smile would light up a room. He was genuine and what you saw is what you got. Nothing pretentious about this best friend. I know in his last days as we visited he brought me closer to God. Thank you Jeff Brown for making my life better. See you again in heaven where there will be no bad shots!!! I love you brother.

Dominic Marion

December 29, 2019

God’s Speed. May the Devil know that you were dead, a half-hour after your arrival in Heaven.

Steve Connolly

December 29, 2019

So sorry you left us so soon. Albeit, we lived a far ways a part, the fewer times we talked, we could pickup easily where we left off. You were the best of roommates and best of friends. There will be a void in my life knowing you are not with us, however, your family is a strong legacy to remind us of who you were.

Cheers my friend!

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