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Homer Gene Brown was born July 21, 1934, in Jefferson County to Weldon and Claudia Phelps Brown. He passed away on June 15, 2013, in Wichita Falls, Texas, at the age of 78.
He was a 1952 graduate of Waurika High School. He and Charlene Snider married May 31, 1952, in Waurika.
He worked as a warehouse supervisor for Halliburton for more than 25 years, until his retirement, and then was a farmer and rancher in Waurika. He loved to watch sports of all kinds, and played dominoes and golf. He served on the Waurika School Board for 17 years, and helped start the Waurika Jaycees and the Waurika Rattlesnake Hunt. He coached his three sons in little league baseball and enjoyed rooting his oldest son’s basketball teams to victory.
He is survived by his wife Charlene; sons: Mike Brown of Indiahoma, Greg Brown and wife Donna of Waurika, and Mark Brown and wife Debbie of Rhome, Texas; mother, Claudia Guy of Waurika; brother, Charles Brown of Nocona Lake, Texas; sister, Dorothy Pollett of Mount Washington, Kentucky; grandchildren: Christy Dunn of Fort Worth, Texas, Bubba Brown of Hastings, Sarah Michel of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tyler Brown of El Reno, Miranda Brown of Waurika, Brandon Brown of Rhome, Shane Hoskins of Wichita Falls; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Weldon Brown; sister, Mary Roy; and step-fathers: Leslie Gnagy and Odes Guy.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, at the First Baptist Church in Waurika, with Bob Waitman officiating. Burial will be in the Waurika Cemetery under direction of Dudley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family receiving visitors from 5 to 7 p.m.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Waurika Public School Foundation or the American Heart Association.