Troy F. Brown

October 23, 1917January 29, 2012

Troy F. Brown, 94, a lifelong resident of Texarkana, TX died Sunday, January 29, 2012. Mr. Brown was born October 23, 1917 in Doddridge, AR. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of WWII; retired manufacturers representative with Kelsey Clay Sporting Goods Distributors of Dallas, TX; member of WOW Bible Class at First Baptist Church, Moores Lane; a member of Bowie Cass Shrine Club; Hella Temple of Dallas, TX; Texarkana Masonic Lodge; B.P.O. Elks Lodge; and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lula and Henry Brown; brother, Gordy Brown; sister, Faye Lynn and a niece, Glenda Anderson.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years Arlene Brown of Texarkana; daughter, Susie Brown of Dallas, TX; cousin, Wanda Smith of Shreveport, LA; and nephew, Doyle Lynn of Vina, CA.

The family is deeply grateful to Pastor Larry Sims, Patti Hall, Ruth and Carl Bassham, Mary and Bill Tidwell, Pam Case, Eddie Paul, Marilyn Reed, and countless friends who are treasured as extended family.

Appreciation is expressed to the dedicated and caring doctors, nurses, and staff at Christus St. Michael Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at East Memorial Chapel - Moores Lane with Pastor Larry Sims officiating. Masonic graveside rites will be at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens with burial under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Senior Ministry of First Baptist Church, Moores Lane; 3015 Moores Lane; Texarkana, Texas 75503 or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

Online tributes may be made at


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • Service Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Maggie Snook

February 4, 2012

Susie, the world has lost a very special person. You & your mom are in my prayers. May your wonderful memories comfort you both during this time.

Jude & John Moores

February 2, 2012

Even when we know that someone we love has gone to a better place, it is always hard to give them up. May the love of others and the wonderful memories you and your mother share of your dad, sustain you at this difficult time.

Celestine and John Eichler

February 1, 2012

Dear Susie
We are thinking of you, your Mother and family today. We send our heartfelt sympathy upon the loss of your dear Father, Susie. With Lots of Love and prayers,
Celestine and John Eichler

February 1, 2012

Susie, I am so sorry for your great loss. Losing a parent is always so sad. I can only imagine how very proud he must have been of his Susie and what a joy and ray of sunshine you brought to him as you bring to us. Close your eyes and you will feel the great support and love from your many friends all over supporting you through this difficult time for you and your mother. Please know you and your mother are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Missy Sanchez

Jua Nyla Brewster

February 1, 2012

Thinking of you and your Mom today, as well as your Dad. "May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make His Face to shine upon you, may the Lord lift up His Countenance upon you, and give you peace."

February 1, 2012

Susie, At this very moment during your father's service, I'm thinking of him, you and your mother and keeping each of you in my prayers. Sending my heartfelt sympathy and dearest love,
Sara Martineau

Francis Thacker

January 31, 2012

Mother & I send our prayers to you at this time. May God Bless & Comfort you in the times to come. Troy will be missed.
Sallie Holley
Francis Thacker

Nancy Talley

January 31, 2012

May God comfort you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Judge Nancy Talley and Staff