Jimmie Paul Brown

October 31, 1933June 10, 2019

Jimmie Paul Brown

It is with much sadness to inform you of the death of Jimmie Paul Brown at age 85. He passed away peacefully in his sleep after battling dementia for four years.

Jim was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the only son of William Paul Brown and Sammie Lee (Higdon) Brown. During World War II his family moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma, where he graduated from high school. His college years were split between Oklahoma and Texas. He graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) - Go Horned Frogs - in 1958. 

Jim was an outstanding Presbyterian minister in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and of the Grace Presbyterian Synod of Northeastern Texas. His mission was to be an interim pastor to help the congregation of churches while looking for a permanent minister. He met many people who became lifelong friends. We will miss him dearly, however, we know he is in a much better place.

Jim was predeceased by both of his parents, a step-sister, Anne Sheppard, and two children, Becky and Doug Brown. He is survived by his wife, Karen Brown, daughter, Beth (Greg) Nivens, granddaughter, Kaley (Thomas) Pate, two grandsons, Brett and Alex Nivens, great-grandson, Jackson Pate, and great-granddaughter, Kennedy Pate.

There will be two memorial services for Jim: one in the Dallas, Texas, area and the second in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in late-July or August. Please check this website in mid-July for an update on the dates and times for Jim’s memorial services


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