Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX


Kenneth Brown

January 7, 1930August 21, 2019

Kenneth E. Brown was born January 7, 1930, in Butler, Missouri to Rhoda Seward and Jacob Brown. He had two brothers, Sylvester Hartsell and David Brown as well as three sisters, Alberta Crabtree, Edith Thornburg and Violet Longo, all of whom preceded Kenneth in death. Kenneth and his wife, Velma Ilene (McCoy) Brown married in July 1952 and have four daughters; Barbara (Bob) Russell, Susan (Jim) Alstatt, Nancy King, and Linda (Gary) Brown. Also surviving are many grand, great-grand, great great-grandchildren.

Kenneth had a hard life growing up during the depression but he joined the Air Force when he was 21 and that made a very good life for him. He stayed in the Air Force for twenty years and during that time a year in Vietnam where he earned the Bronze Star. After retirement as a Tech Sgt. from the Air Force Kenneth worked for the State of Texas for 17 years.

Kenneth was always very dedicated to making a good life for his family. He and his wife Ilene retired to the country outside of Burnet and enjoyed their retirement years there.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday August 24 from 6 to 8 PM at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. The graveside service will follow Sunday August 25 at 2 PM at Bethel Cemetery with Reverend Barry Drake and the Highland Lakes Honor Guard presiding.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity or organization.

Condolences may be offered to www.clementswilcoxburnet.com Arrangements entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas


  • Visitation Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • Graveside Service Bethel Cemetery Sunday, August 25, 2019


Kenneth Brown

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Langston Pennick

August 25, 2019

I can never forget the time we were moving Susan into her apartment on the 3rd floor. It was hot and we were working hard to get the move done. He tells us it’s time for lunch so we stopped for lunch. He was the boss. I always enjoyed talking to him. The last time we talked he was bragging by how lucky he was to have married who he did. He was a blessed man. Glad that I knew him and his awesome family that I Love so much.

Donna & Ronnie Helms

August 23, 2019

We were sorry to learn of Kenneth's passing. He was a long-time friend and customer of ours when we were in business and he was always giving me a hard time when he would come in. He was a character and I always enjoyed cutting up with him. Even after we closed our business, he'd call when he had a problem with his equipment and want Ronnie to repair it for him.... which he did.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brown family.

Donna & Ronnie Helms

Chisholm Davis

August 23, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Kenneth's passing. I always enjoyed visiting and cuttin up with him when he came into my office. He always had a great big smile on his face. Ilene, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chisholm Davis

Susan Hubbard

August 23, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss! May you have wonderful memories that, when recalled, ease your pain and lighten your spirit. My prayers are with the family. If I can be of help in any way, please do not hesitate to call.

Randy McCoy

August 22, 2019

My Uncle Kenneth is gone - hard to believe. He and Ilene took me in when I graduated from art school and moved to Austin to go to work. They gave me a place to live until I got my own apartment and never asked anything in return. That always meant so much to me. It still does. Ilene, Barbara, Susan, Nancy & Linda - we can't be there this weekend but you'll be in our hearts. So will Uncle Kenneth. We love you and pray for your peace! Monica & Randy