OBITUARY

John M. Brown, M.D.

December 22, 1922February 9, 2020

JOHN M. BROWN, M.D. was born on December 22, 1922, in Shelbyville, TN, to Roy and Mary (Thompson) Brown. He passed away on February 9, 2020 at the age of 97, surrounded by his loving family. John graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in 1945. After his Internship and Residency in General Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ, John moved to Oklahoma City in 1949 to start a private practice. John served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. He served as Chief Surgeon, stationed in Japan. John returned to Oklahoma City and practiced General Surgery and General Medicine until his retirement in December, 2000. His soft and gentle nature made him much loved by his patients. John served as Chief of General Practice at Integris Baptist Hospital, as well as Chief of Staff at Deaconess Hospital. He belonged to many medical organizations.

John loved to travel. He and Jan enjoyed traveling to many beautiful places, all over the world. John was an avid OU football and OKC Thunder fan. He was a wonderful gardener and enjoyed many hours working in his yard. He was also a lover of animals of all kinds. He once saved two baby skunks on the side of the road and brought them home as pets for his children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Maurice, sister Dorothy, and daughter Janice Spivey. He is survived by his wife, Jan, brother Lillard (Nelda) Brown of Brentwood, TN, and children: Barbara Ferguson of Dallas, TX, Kim (Robert) Lewis of Edmond, Craig (Gina) Brown of OKC, Laura (George) Gaither of Edmond, and Leslie Brown of OKC. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and by many nieces and nephews. John always loved spending time with his family, especially around the holidays. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.

The family would like to give thanks to Mary Black, Tamara Wadkins, and the nurses from Express Home Health, for their tender care of John. We would also like to thank John’s doctors for the wonderful care they provided him for many years.

Memorial Services will be held at Church of the Servant, 14343 N. MacArthur Blvd, on Monday, February 17th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, 8421 N. Walker, OKC 73114 or the Oklahoma Humane Society, 7500 N. Western, OKC 73116.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Maurice, sister Dorothy, and daughter Janice Spivey. He is survived by his wife, Jan, brother Lillard (Nelda) Brown of Brentwood, TN, and children: Barbara Ferguson of Dallas, TX, Kim (Robert) Lewis of Edmond, Craig (Gina) Brown of OKC, Laura (George) Gaither of Edmond, and Leslie Brown of OKC. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and by many nieces and nephews. John always loved spending time with his family, especially around the holidays. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andrew Brown, Pallbearer
  • Craig Brown, Pallbearer
  • Alex Gaither, Pallbearer
  • George Gaither, Pallbearer
  • Craig Lewis, Pallbearer
  • Robert Lewis, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled
  • Oklahoma Humane Society

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, February 17, 2020

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Barbara Loruse

February 18, 2020

Dr. Brown was my doctor in the mid seventies. I had only been to him one time when he came to
the Deaconess emergency room at 1:30 in the
morning to admit me to the hospital. I had an
Intestinal blockage. Dr. Brown arranged for that
surgery and a second surgery when a tumor was found. I was in the hospital two weeks and
was visited by Dr. Brown every day. He didn’t
send me a bill, and said that I didn’t need any more problems. What a very special, wonderful
man! He was a hero to me, and I am sure that he
is enjoying his heavenly rewards in Paradise. You were blessed to have had him in your family
for so many years. Dr. Brown made the world a
better place by his good deeds and. Christian
character. I celebrate his life on earth and am
sure that he is young again and is happy with our Lord in Paradise.
With my gratitude and sympathy,
Barbara McEntire Loruse




















FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

JOHN M. BROWN, M.D. was born on December 22, 1922, in Shelbyville, TN, to Roy and Mary (Thompson) Brown. He passed away on February 9, 2020 at the age of 97, surrounded by his loving family.

John graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in 1945. After his Internship and Residency in General Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ, John moved to Oklahoma City in 1949 to start a private practice. John served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. He served as Chief Surgeon, stationed in Japan. John returned to Oklahoma City and practiced General Surgery and General Medicine until his retirement in December, 2000. His soft and gentle nature made him much loved by his patients. John served as Chief of General Practice at Integris Baptist Hospital, as well as Chief of Staff at Deaconess Hospital. He belonged to many medical organizations.

John loved to travel. He and Jan enjoyed traveling to many beautiful places, all over the world. John was an avid OU football and OKC Thunder fan. He was a wonderful gardener and enjoyed many hours working in his yard. He was also a lover of animals of all kinds. He once saved two baby skunks on the side of the road and brought them home as pets for his children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Maurice, sister Dorothy, and daughter Janice Spivey. He is survived by his wife, Jan, brother Lillard (Nelda) Brown of Brentwood, TN, and children: Barbara Ferguson of Dallas, TX, Kim (Robert) Lewis of Edmond, Craig (Gina) Brown of OKC, Laura (George) Gaither of Edmond, and Leslie Brown of OKC. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and by many nieces and nephews. John always loved spending time with his family, especially around the holidays. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.

The family would like to give thanks to Mary Black, Tamara Wadkins, and the nurses from Express Home Health, for their tender care of John. We would also like to thank John’s doctors for the wonderful care they provided him for many years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, 8421 N. Walker, OKC 73114 or the Oklahoma Humane Society, 7500 N. Western, OKC 73116.