Donald Gene Brown

February 18, 1948January 3, 2021

Donald Gene Brown, born and raised in 1948 in Marble Falls, Texas, passed away Sunday in Burnet, Texas. He attended Marble Falls High School and joined the Austin Fire Department in 1968. He worked his way through the department, eventually becoming a Division Chief of the 911 Communications, Operations and Training Division before retiring in 1999 with 31 years of service. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and everything outdoors. He relished in teaching his daughter things like water skiing and coaching his sons in baseball. The life lessons and knowledge that he passed on to his children and grandchildren has immortalized him as the patriarch of the family. He is preceded by Marvin and Nina Brown of Burnet County, Texas who raised him and his brother Larry Joe. Don is survived by his wife Cynthia, his daughter Shannon, his sons and their wives Josh and Bonnie Brown, and Radcliffe and Meredith Brown as well as 5 grandchildren Caleb, Leah, Katie, Hannah, and Cade. Services will be graveside only at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Marble Falls at 1100 on Thursday, January 7. Arrangements are provided through Clements-Wilcox of Burnet.


  • Graveside at Pleasant Valley Cemetery

    Thursday, January 7, 2021


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Jeanne Bulla

January 15, 2021

I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. Don was a good man and I hope your many remembrances of good times together, family adventures and celebrations comfort you all. May his memory be a blessing.

David Thrush

January 7, 2021

So sorry for the loss of a great Chief. Praying for your family as you deal with the loss. God bless

Elizabeth Schnelle

January 6, 2021

Dear Brown family------my heart-felt sympathy for your loss. When I moved to Marble Falls in 1953 our neighbors across the street of Avenue F were Nina and her family, Donnie and Larry were small boys. Then I met Bonnie and loved the horse riding and football stories . Family time is cherished and==bless you all, Love, Elizabeth Schnelle/ Bonnies old quilting friend.

Larry Bosenbark (Ret. AFD FF)

January 6, 2021

Don will be sorely missed and very thoughtfully remembered by all who had the pleasure and joy of working with him ( and for him ) over the years in the AFD. He was always fun to work with and had MANY great stories to share ! Our blessings to his loved ones & extended family , may your wonderful memories over a life well-lived carry you through.

J Doyle

January 6, 2021

Bless you, Chief. (Chime of AFD memory bell x 3)

Travis Boring

January 6, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Don over the years we where both in the department. He was a mentor and friend. He will be missed by many fellow firefighter here in Austin. Prayers to your family.
Retired Captain Travis Boring and family