Eddie D. Brown

January 1, 1933August 15, 2011

WICHITA Brown, Eddie D, 78, retired Chief Master Sergeant (USAF), passed away August 15, 2011. Service of Remembrance 11 a.m. Saturday, Hillside Funeral Home West. Ed was instrumental in the pursuit of KS State Income Tax equality for military retirees in the U.S. Supreme Court. He was Past President of Wichita Chapter AFA, Charter Member of the Council of Retired Chiefs, big supporter of WSU Baseball and Boeing Logistics Organization. Ed was an avid golfer, member of the Optimist Club, a graduate of North High and a 31 year member of the Air Force. Ed is survived by his wife, Joy of Wichita; son, Barry Lee Brown (Valerie) of Wichita; daughters, Patty Cook of Abilene, TX, Debbie Bonadonna (Phil) of Tallahassee, Florida, Angela Withers (Danny) of Wichita; Grandchildren, Phillip, Jr.(Mandy), Eric (Lisa), Chris, Lacey, Christian & Kayleigh; Great-grandchildren, Vinny, Drew, Jacob & Victoria Joy; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorials may be given to DAV in care of Ken Anderson or Air Force Aid Society, National Headquarters, 241 18th St., S-202 Arlington, VA 22202.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 20, 2011

Eddie D. Brown

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Luke Rodriguez

August 24, 2011

Jo and family

I ran into Angela last night at Wal-Mart and she shared the news about Ed. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I know Ed will truly be missed by everyone that knows him. I will miss seeing him at the Shocker baseball games. He was always very kind to my dad and myself.

Kelly Kinder

August 21, 2011

Dear Ms Jo,
I may have only known you and Ed for a brief couple of years during the local Nationwide PGA Golf Tournament while I was chairing the Volunteers but I so loved you both because of our connection to the military and being wives and mothers and truely knowing how its to love great men like Ed. He was a one in a million kind of man. I am sadden by his passing and me and my husband Doug will forever keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Marsha Johnson

August 20, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Chief Brown. Fond memories of Chief at "Emerald City" when I was the club manager there 2000 - 2003. May God bless you all. Prayers, Marsha and SgtMaj Donald Johnson

August 19, 2011

I knew Eddie for a brief time, notably from the 384th OMS Reunions. You knew immediatly that he was a dedicated person to family,Air Force, and friends.So sorry for your loss.

Richard Petre
CMsgt USAF (ret)
384th OMS

August 19, 2011

Hi Jo. All of us at Shocker Baseball are thinking of you and the kids. We will miss Ed tremendously.

Dick & Cindy Tench

August 18, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time.

Jim Peebler

August 18, 2011


Elaine and I want to express our deepest sorrow in hearing of Ed's passing. He was a fine gentleman and I was proud to call him a friend.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

Jim and Elaine Peebler

Kathy Hodges

August 18, 2011

Our prayers are with your family. Ed was always so good to my family. He treated us like part of his own family. He will be missed!

Love Kathy Hodges (Mandy's Mom)

August 18, 2011

Dear Joy Ann,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Eddie was one of a kind.
Dolores (Keith) Lawson
Jourdanton, Texas

August 17, 2011

Mrs. Brown and family:

I was shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. When I was organizing reunions for the 384th OMS I talked to Ed numerous times on the phone and via e-mail. He always offered his help making the necessary arrangements in Wichita and at McConnell. And always volunteered to contact former members of the 384th in the Wichita area.

Jay S Stark
384th OMS