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Willis Truman Brown

Willis Truman Brown[1]

Male 1931 - 2000  (68 years)

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  • Name Willis Truman Brown 
    Gender Male 
    Born 16 September 1931  Morton, ? Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Originally entered as “Morton, Throckmorton County, Texas” but I can’t find that there was/is a Morton in Throckmorton County. ? could be either of Cochran or Harrison Counties - Roger 15 December 2005
    Affiliation Mason 
    Cause of Death A series of strokes 
    Education Central State College, Edmond, Oklahoma [2 years] 
    Military?
    Occupation 1957 IBM 
    Religion Baptist 
    Residence 2000  Greenville, Hunt Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 June 2000  Greenville, Hunt Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Time of death 12:45 A.M.
    Buried 22 June 2000  Carthage, Panola Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 11:00 A.M., Shady Grove cemetery
    Person ID I58812  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 December 2005 

    Family/Spouse V. L. (Private) Sisk 
    Children 
    +1. I. W. (Private) Brown
    +2. N. E. (Private) Brown
     3. A. L. (Private) Brown
     4. J. B. (Private) Brown
    Family ID F41071  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Willis Truman Brown
    Willis Truman Brown
    Image supplied by C A Hocker.

  • Notes 
    • Willis Truman Brown
      06/23/2000

      Hawthorn Funeral Home of Carthage, TX announces graveside services for Mr. Willis Truman Brown, age 68, of Greenville, Texas formerly of Shady Grove Community.

      Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000 at Shady Grove Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Mr. Brown died Tuesday, June 20, 2000 in Greenville, Texas.

      Willis Truman Brown was born September 16, 1931 in Morton, Texas to Rev. William Franklin and Lillie Florence West Brown. He spent most of his youth in the Carthage and Tyler area.

      Willis moved to Oklahoma City where he met and married Vera L. Sisk and they celebrated 50 years of marriage together. He attended Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma, and became a U.S. Marine in 1949 and rose to the rank of Sergeant.

      Will worked for IBM for 33 years where he pioneered the development of software and hardware technologies including early fax transmission. He was a 25 year member of the Ridgefield Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. Will was a man of keen intellect, abundant humor and great faith, he will be sorely missed.

      He is preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Wallace Brown.

      Survivors include his loving wife Vera Brown of Greenville, Texas; 2 sons, Isaac Wallace Brown & wife Susan of Dallas, Texas and Anthony Brown of Dallas,Texas; 2 daughters, Nena Ellen Brown of Greenville, Texas and Jessica Breard Brown of Austin, Texas.

      Also survived by mother-in-law, Ruby Sisk of Oklahoma City, OK; sister-in-law, Susan Brown of Bethany, Oklahoma; 3 grandchildren, Matthew Birnbach of New Jersey, Truman Brown of South Carolina & Jenifer Birnbach Brown of Greenville, Texas; and a host of friends.

      [Obit is incorrect, as he really worked 33 years for IBM.]
    • Services provided by:

      Hawthorne Funeral Home
      307 West Wellington Street
      Carthage, Texas 75633-0188


      { 06/18/2000
      Willie Brown is expected to die very soon. He has been in a nursing home for a year this month. He took some sort of infection earlier this week, so Willie was in hospital until last night, when the physicians determined it best to return him to the nursing home under hospice classification. Vera is, as can be expected, having a very difficult time. Willie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease about nine years ago, but he was in pretty good shape through the end of 1998.

      Willie was an IBM executive. He took retirement around 1985. His father was a Baptist minister. I enjoyed being around uncle Willie, and he always was so generous towards my grandmother.
      }

  • Sources 
    1. [S413] Reunion data file, submitted by C A Hocker.


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