Harry Brown

December 10, 1923October 3, 2020

Harry R Brown

Tyler resident Harry R Brown passed away October 3, 2020 at the age of 96. Harry was born in Lonaconing Maryland on December 10, 1923 to Harry and Edith Brown. He entered the Marine Corp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and received 2 purple hearts during his time in service. After the war, on November 17, 1945 he married Norma Lantz and they had two sons. He moved his family to Conneaut Ohio where he eventually retired from RMI Chemicals. He then moved to Tyler TX to enjoy his retirement years.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, buying and selling old cars, cruises and RVing, and just hanging out with friends and family.

Harry was preceded in death by his wife Norma and son Larry. He is survived by son Dennis and his life partner Shirley Howland, grandchildren David Brown, Wade Brown, Heather Gilliam, Amy Ramirez, Rhonda Sanchez and Michael Cope, 14 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren and countless friends and loved ones.

Visitation will be held Tue 10/13 from 6:00-8:00 pm and funeral service Wed 10/14 at 11:00 am at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home at 12053 TX-64 W, Tyler Tx 75704.


  • A Time of Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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Barbara Hernden

October 8, 2020

A heart felt good-bye to the best father-in-law a person could have. I remember the day we first met and how welcoming to the family you and Norma were to me. I will always remember our family vacations, the fun at the cabin in Pennsylvania and our trips to Florida and Mexico. I know it's been decades since I saw you, but I'll never forget you. Remember ... it's always 5 o'clock somewhere!

Love, your former daughter-in-law,
Barbara (Manley) Hernden


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