OBITUARY

Billy Franklin Brown

February 20, 1936September 25, 2013

Our much-loved dad, Billy Franklin Brown, 77, passed away on September 25, 2013, at Clearview Nursing Center. He was born February 20, 1936 to the late Charlie C. Brown and Iva Sherwood Brown of Sikeston. He was retired from Essex Wire and Cargill/Scott County Milling Company. He also worked as a mechanic at the Honda Motor Company. On December 22, 1954 he married the late Betty Brown of Sikeston who preceded him in death. He married Caren Stark Brown who survives of Sikeston. She was a devoted caregiver to him during his long illness. Surviving children are: Billy G. Brown of Sikeston, William F. Brown of Dexter, Vickie Nall of Benton, Brenda Fry of Matthews, Norman Brown of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Laura Ziegler of Blodgett. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin, Charles and Elgy Brown, Sr., one sister, Shirley Powell; and one daughter, Jenny Stark. Other surviving family members include: Barbara Casey, Pearlie Mae Watson and Dorothy Overton. He was dearly loved by his 7 children, 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was the best daddy anyone could ever hope to have, and a devoted husband and a faithful friend to all who knew him. Visitation will be at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston on Thursday, September 26, from 5-8 p.m., with funeral services to be held in the Nunnelee Chapel on Friday, September 27, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Elgy Brown Jr., officiating. Pallbearers will be Charlie Tyra, Frankie Brown, Crystal Brown, Bill Roberts, Jon Ziegler and Manuel Spraggs. Interment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery next to our beloved mother, Betty. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Alzheimers Association, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-3253

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Billy Franklin Brown

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Shirley Hall

September 28, 2013

Diane and Laura,
I know how very much he was loved. Such a gentle spirit. He will be so missed. Our family all sends you our prayers.
The Hall Family Sacramento, California

Barbara Salavarria

September 27, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss, he was the best uncle that I had growing up. He will really be missed.

September 27, 2013

God only loans us our loved ones for a little while. Sometimes it isn't long enough.

Sue and Cletus Patterson

Linda and Ron Nauceder

September 26, 2013

I know he's at peace and enjoying being in heaven with GOD and aunt Betty looking lovingly down on all.
I know he will be dearly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Barbara Salavarria

September 26, 2013

I am sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful Uncle that I loved to spend time with while I was growing up. He will be missed.

Russ and Bonita Moffett

September 26, 2013

While we never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Billy F. Brown we have had the distinct pleasure of knowing and loving his son, Norm Brown, for many years. Norm is one of the finest human beings we have ever known--a true testimony to the remarkable man his father, Billy Franklin Brown, must have been! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. With all love, Russ and Bonita Moffett

Elgy & Donna Brown,Jr.

September 26, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. May God Bless You and Your Family During This Difficult Time.

Ivette Cruz

September 26, 2013

Store Operations sends our condolences. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make this difficult time easier to bear. Your Store Ops Family

September 26, 2013

it was a privilege to be able to care for Mr. Billie. although in those last months he was not able to speak well he always smiled. I have known his daughter Vicki since 1987. the first time I saw Mr. Billie I told him that I would have recognized him in a crowed because his daughter looked so much like him. that was the biggest smile I ever received from Mr. Billie . rest with jesus and enjoy your new body. Laura Kennedy

Norman Brown

September 26, 2013

Dad was a great role model and a wonderful Dad. He was a devoted friend to those who knew him. He was loved by all of his children. Rest in Peace Dad, your body and mind are whole again. Say hi to Mom and Maw Maw for us. We will join you someday! Love, Your son, Norman Brown