Clayton Lee Brown

Dec 29 1945 - May 07 2017

Clayton Lee


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Clayton L. Brown “The Bear” of Richardson, Texas passed away May 7, 2017, at the age of 71.  He was born December 29, 1945, to Vernon Harry and Fern Marie Brown in Memphis, Tennessee.  Clayton served his country proudly in the United States Navy as a Naval Officer, LTJG during Vietnam in the Mediterranean aboard the USS Strong.   He owned and operated the Clay Brown State Farm Insurance Agency for twenty-five years. Clayton was a past Cub Master and Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America and past Board of Directors Member for Wings of Hope in St. Louis, Missouri.  He attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lucas, Texas. 

Clayton is survived by his son, Dan Brown and wife Melody of Corsicana, Texas; grandsons, Nathan and Joshua; brother, Wayne Vernon Brown and wife Joan of Woodstock, Illinois; sister, Marsha Johnson and husband Bryan of Fairview, Texas; nephews, Christopher Johnson of The Colony, Texas and Michael Brown of Woodstock, Illinois; nieces, Kimberly Cornelius of Anna, Texas and Heather Brown also of Woodstock, Illinois;  great-nieces and nephews, Caleb, Caitlyn, Zachary, Sadie, Josie, Jack, Jonathan, Steven and William; and numerous other cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry Nolan Brown.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 2242 West Lucas Road, Lucas, Texas 75002.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.  Interment will be held at Danforth Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the James West Endowment, c/o Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council, 8605 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75235, P 214.902.6702, and/or Cornerstone Baptist Church Video Ministry, 2242 W. Lucas Road, Allen, Texas 75002.