Funeral services for Doyle Duane Brown, 71, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Calvary General Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown died at 7:01 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born June 17, 1942, at Thayer, Missouri, to Duane Brown and Mary Katherine Barnum Brown. He graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1960. On May 23, 1965, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Barbara Hanshaw. He was the owner and operator of Brown’s Furniture & Appliance. Throughout the years, he worked with his
father, Duane, his brother, Curtis and his son, Jason; at the time of his passing, Doyle and his wife, Barbara, were the sole owners and operators of Brown’s Furniture & Appliance. Mr. Brown was a former President of the Glenwood School Board, where he had been a member for twelve years. He enjoyed raising cattle and quail hunting. Doyle loved his Lord, wife and family; he loved people. Mr. Brown was a long time member of Calvary General Baptist Church where he had served as Deacon, President of the Church Board, Sunday School Superintendent and Adult Sunday School teacher.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Brown, of the family home; two children, Jason Brown, wife, Patricia and Jodi Morrison, husband, Brian, all of West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, “Paps kids”, Tabitha Brown, Zachary Brown, Afton Morrison and Alec Morrison; one brother, Curt Brown, wife, Paula, West Plains, mother-in-law, Johna Hanshaw; brother-in-law, Kenneth Hanshaw, wife, Judy; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents and father-in-law, Bob Hanshaw, precede him in death.
Mr. Brown will lie in state from Noon Friday until 11:00 a.m., Saturday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.