Born March 21, 1931 in Cairo, Mr. Brown was a member of First United Methodist Church in Karnak.
He had served in the U.S. Army stationed in Heidelberg, Germany.
He retired as president and CEO of First State Bank of Grand Chain.
Survivors include one sister, Sue McClellan of Grand Chain; one brother, James R. “Bob” Brown and wife Elaine of Huntsville, Ala.; and several nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Zona Gale Beggs Brown; one son, Richard Randall Brown; and his parents, Arthur Robert “Danny” and Reba Jones Brown.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak with Rev. Alan Milligan officiating.
Burial followed at Cache Chapel Cemetery near Ullin.