EAST PRAIRIE - Wallace Brown, 94, died at 11:55 p.m. Feb. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Sept. 10, 1907, at Smart Station, Tenn., son of the late William Isaac and Daisy May Dunham Brown, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. A retired farmer, logger and saw miller, he was contracted by the State of Missouri to cut the Big Oak Tree at Big Oak State Park. He was a maintenance engineer for 10 years at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky., and maintenance worker for the Prairie Grove Apartments. A member of the Church of Christ in East Prairie, he was a RSVP volunteer and a member of the Jester Clowns for which he received a certificate for more than 100 hours of volunteer service.
On Jan. 28, 1931, in Charleston, he married Gladys B. Bard who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons, Billy Joe Brown of Clarksville, Tenn., Teddy Brown of Lanesville, Ind., and Stanley Ray Brown of Gainesville, Ga.; and eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Visitation begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Shelby Funeral Home where services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Aubrey Wilson of the Church of Christ in East Prairie will officiate.
Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.
may be sent to
St. Jude Children's
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905