Marion M. Brown, Jr.

September 1, 1957 - June 29, 2014

Marion M. Brown, Jr., 56, loving husband, father, brother and friend, passed away peacefully at home in McKinney, TX, Sunday morning, June 29, 2014.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7-9 pm on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, TX, 75013. Funeral services will be at 12 noon on Thursday, July 3, 2014, with interment to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.

Marion was born September 1, 1957, in the Kansas City, MO, to Marion and Agatha Brown. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­He grew up in Marshalltown, IA, graduating from Marshalltown High School in 1975 and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the University of Iowa in 1979.

Marion was an insurance broker for over 25 years. He was a member of Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen and was part of a weekly men’s Bible study and couples Sunday school class. He participated in mission trips to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, which he attended with his children.

Marion loved all competitive sports and was an avid cyclist, disc golf and Scrabble player. He loved to travel the world. He was a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Marion sang many years with The Men of Note, barbershop chorus, and competed in Germany with the group. He particularly loved entertaining family and friends at his home.

Marion was preceded in death by his infant brother, Lawrence Brown, parents, and sister, Peggy Page.

Cherishing Marion’s memory are wife, Connie Brown, daughter, Crystal Brown and son, Joey Poston; siblings, Karen (Warren) Qualley, Brenda (Rick) Newton and Mark (Cindy) Brown; many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Keith and Barbara Francis and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ron (Karen) Francis.

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It`s so sad to hear about the death of my great friend and brother! I rememeber the time we spent together in my house in Glückstadt / Germany! We sung together with our choirs and the great time with our friends from the band - The Rolling Stones - Marion we miss you! Your friend: Rolf Rolf Nedebock, August 17, 2014 Sorry to hear of Marion's passing.I knew Marion in junior high and high school in Marshalltown.He was one of the good guys then and obviously it was a life time trait.Strenght to his family. nancy abood, July 5, 2014 Marion was such a great guy in high school. Lots of fun and very humorous! Jeanne Heinrichs Oetker, July 3, 2014 Marion was more than my boss. He played a wonderful role in my life. He was too good for this old bad world but he didn't have to leave his family.. It took a while to understand why when I lost my son but I know my son (Douggy) was waiting for him at the pearly gates just so he could sit in his lap and listen to Marion's jokes.... To his family I am deeply sorry for your loss.... I have been searching everyday for the day of the visitation and of course yesterday I missed it, but I will be attending the funeral. love always christina n thane, July 3, 2014 I learned from my step mother Julia IntVeldt of Marion's passing. I remember him as a teenager, along with Karen, Brenda,Mark as of course Peggy. As you know I didn't maintain contact with your family, but I do have good memories of all the "Browns". Bob IntVeldt, July 3, 2014 Our deepest sympathy to the family. City of McKinney, July 3, 2014 My heart goes out to the family and friends. Hold on to the memories and know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. April Cottrell , July 3, 2014 I am so saddened to hear of Marion's passing. In my human mind, he was much too young to be taken from his loving family and friends so soon. But God had other plans that I am sure you all are struggling to understand. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Joyce Heiserman, July 2, 2014 Marion was a man I met a church at a young age. He was always such a nice guy. Saw him at our last class reunion, he was so happy. Rest in Peace my friend! Jim Sawtelle, July 1, 2014 We were so sad to hear of Marion's sudden passing. We would love to be there to sing for him one last time. The entire family is in our prayers. Rick & Nancy Haines, July 1, 2014