Born Aug. 1, 1918, in Guntown, Miss., son of T.A. and Ann Brown, he was a veteran of WWII having served in the Pacific, founder and president of Baker Welman Brown Insurance, president of Baker Implement Company, Baker Truck and Implement Co., TAJO Farms, Ltd., and CHATAJO Farms, Inc. He served as president of the Southeast Missouri Council Boy Scouts, president Kennett Chamber of Commerce, Commander of Kennett American Legion, chairman and trustee of First United Methodist Church, president of Kennett Lions Club, president of Kennett Development Corporation, and he was awarded the Silver Beaver by the Boy Scouts and the THANKS Badge by the Girl Scouts.
On June 28, 1938, in Kennett, he married Jonelle Baker, who survives.
Survivors also include his children, Charles B. Brown, Anetha Jo Combs and Charolyn Kay Martin; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Private graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 17, at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery with a memorial service at 1 p.m. at the Fist United Methodist Church.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Dunklin County Museum or to the charity of your choice.