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Lee Roy Frank Brown, 84 of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Monticello House in Jackson.
He was born November 16, 1934 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, to Otis Elmer and Beulah Mae Gastineau Brown Sr.
Lee Roy married Wilma Attile Phillips December 11, 1954, at New Bethel Baptist Church. They had been married nearly 60 years when Wilma passed away October 28, 2014.
Lee Roy attended the former High Hill School. He worked many years at the shoe factory in Jackson and was the fifth hiree of Procter and Gamble. Later he became a manager, retiring in 1991.
Because Lee Roy was knowledgable in many areas, he had a knack for making interesting conversation. He had a special talent for writing poetry, and gospel, country, and bluegrass songs. He was a former alderman for the City of Jackson and a member of the Missouri Area Bluegrass Committee.
Loving survivors include two children, Dennis E. (Terri) Brown of Oak Ridge and Debbie (Dennis) Welker of Marble Hill, Missouri; five grandchildren, Joni Brown (David Warren) of Scott City, Missouri, Jeffery (Robin) Brown of Jackson, Andrew (Tara) Welker of Marble Hill, Missouri, Carrie (Jeremy) Spooler of Jackson, and Jeromy Pair of Cape Girardeau; four brothers, Elmer (Shirley) Brown, Jr., of Scott City, Albert (Marie) Brown of Shawneetown, Missouri, Charles (June) Brown of rural Jackson, Guy (Sandy) Brown of Gordonville; a brother-in-law, Jim (the late Susie) James of Jackson; many great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma; a sister, Elsie Mae “Susie” James; and an infant sibling.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral is at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Elijah Allen officiating. Burial will follow at New Bethel Baptist Cemetery near Pocahontas, Missouri.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to New Bethel Baptist Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.
New Bethel Baptist Cemetery, (Pocahontas)
6137 County Road 525, Jackson MO 63755