Jerry Leon Brown

March 21, 1947January 2, 2019
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Loving husband and father, Jerry Leon Brown, 71, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. He was born on March 21, 1947 in Wichita Falls to the late Sidney Dee Brown and Frances McEwen Brown. On August 18, 1967 he married his high school sweetheart Michele Cook in Archer City, Texas. This past year they celebrated 51 years of marriage. He graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1965. After high school he attended Texas Tech University and later graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration.

Jerry held several position throughout the Wichita Falls area, beginning his professional career at the City of Wichita Falls as a Purchasing Agent. He worked as Purchasing Manager for Sprague Electric, and was vital in the startup of CertainTeed also serving as CPM. He worked at E.W. Moran Drilling as CPM, where he was able to travel worldwide in the oil and gas industry. Jerry served at First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls as Minister of Business Administration, and finished his professional career at Breegle Building Products, working there for 23 years in sales, retiring in 2017.

Jerry was a lifelong believer and served the Lord Jesus Christ for his entire life. He was an example of a servant of the Lord, loving and caring for all people he crossed paths with. He faithfully attended First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, as well as First Assembly of God, where he served as deacon in both churches. Jerry supported and participated in missions all his life. He traveled abroad and in the United States, spreading the Word of Christ wherever he went. He served on several non-profit boards, including Habitat for Humanity, the United Way and numerous others where he devoted his time and talents.

Jerry was an Eagle Scout, taught gun safety to youth, and he was also a certified scuba diver helping with search and rescue operations. He was a member of Field and Stream and in his earlier years owned his own gunsmith shop. Jerry had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Brown of Wichita Falls; three children, Debbie Berthelot and David Williams of Monroe, LA, Christy Blumenfeld and husband Steven of St. Louis, MO and Jerry Jason Brown of Wichita Falls. Grandchildren include Shelby Tooke and husband David of Lake Charles, LA and SSgt Tyler Berthelot, USAF of Tampa, FL. Extended family includes mother-in-law, Maxine F. Brown; sister-in-law Jan Huffines and husband Vernal Huffines; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Dee Ann Brown Carter of Fayetteville, AR.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel with Rod Payne and Tommy Bragg officiating. Burial will follow at the Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 PM Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Diltz, Bob Hayes, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Cox, Tom Nichols, Wendell Huffines, Steve Burnett and Fred Price.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be made at


  • Bobby Diltz, Pallbearer
  • Bob Hayes, Pallbearer
  • Ricky Skaggs, Pallbearer
  • Steve Cox, Pallbearer
  • Tom Nicols, Pallbearer
  • Wendell Huffines, Pallbearer
  • Steve Burnett, Pallbearer
  • Fred Price, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Interment Monday, January 7, 2019

Jerry Leon Brown

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Dorcas Chasteen

January 10, 2019

I was sad to read of Jerry's passing. I've known him ever since we both worked for the City of Wichita Falls. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family now and in the difficult days ahead.

Jimmy & Jan Cheatheam

January 7, 2019

I knew Jerry at various times over the years. May God's blessings & comfort be with those of his friends & family.

Daryl Cagle

January 7, 2019

My most favorite memory of you and Jerry, was the rescue of Gay Lyn, Kendal and myself on a fall Saturday afternoon when our vehicle busted a timing belt at Decatur. Could think of no one else with a vehicle big enough to pull the little ford and have a chain. You two willingly came to our rescue. Sorry to hear of your loss. No more pain and at home with Jesus.

Cyp Garlington

January 7, 2019

Loved seeing the pictures of your family, Debbie. Praying for you, and your family. Love and miss seeing you..

Tom Jenkins

January 6, 2019

So sad to hear of Jerry’s passing but I’m rejoicing that he suffers no more and was welcomed into His kingdom. Jerry was a mentor of mine in my early days of accepting Jesus as my savior. I will miss him dearly.

Karlene Boucher

January 6, 2019

Michelle, I'm so sorry to hear about Jerry. You said it is his celebration of life. I say it is his Homecoming. You have my sympathy and my empathy. Your "Journey" has begun. In time you will know what that means. When you want to seek help with your grief I invite you to Heritage Church on Thursdays @ 100 to GriefShare. Ann Kepler is the best grief counselor ever. My Bill's Homegoing was 3 years ago, Jan 5, 2016. Cant believe it! Only 3 years seems like forever ago. I will pray for you and one day (when you want) let's do lunch. 🙏 Karlene

Donna and Taleigh Propest

January 6, 2019

Michelle I was so very saddened to learn of Jerry’s recent passing. A few years ago he was helping me pick out some new countertops, he had such a wonderful sense of humor. His love for you was so inspiring! May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family at this trying time! Rest In Peace Jerry Brown 🙏🏻