Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Browns in:
 • Willow View Cemetery
 • Cleveland County
 • Oklahoma
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
John Earl Brown
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: May 3, 1939
Death: May 21, 2011

John Earl Brown was born on May 3, 1939, in Norman, the first-born son of Earl Lee Brown and Ethel Attaway-Brown. He died due to complications following open heart surgery May 21, 2011.

John attended schools in Norman and was in the Army and went on active duty when he was 16 years old. After his military service, he returned to Norman and worked at several plumbing companies. He began his career as a truck driver in the '60s and found his true passion being on the road. He worked for the Department of Public Safety, Lake Patrol and was a member of the "Fuzz Tones" band.

John was a free spirit who loved life and people. He never met a stranger and had many friends throughout the United States. It has been said that when John was made, they broke the mold because he is one of a kind. He lived life to the fullest and always said, "If anybody has had more fun than me, I don't know who it would be."

He married Gayle Jean Powell and they had two children. A daughter named Tammy Jean in 1964 and a son named William Courtney in 1969.
In 1979, he married his second wife Paula Joyce Grissom. They had a daughter named Paula Sherea. Paula married and had twins, Brock and Macy Miller

He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Ethel; grandparents Lee and Stella Brown and Thomas and Emma Attaway; and his brother, Paul Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Paula Joyce Brown; daughter, Tammy Britnell, son Courtney Brown and daughter Paula Miller. Grandchildren Misty Britnell, Carson Brown, Addison Brown, Brock Miller and Macy Miller; two sisters, Lela Dunlap and Pat Hogan and husband Ernest; brother, Courtney Brown and wife Martha; A cousin Mary Perrin Hatley who was like a sister to him and her husband Pat Hatley who spoke at the funeral. Also many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Posted with love by his cousin Kay McElhaney
Family links: 
  Earl Lee Brown (1908 - 1991)
  Ethel L Attaway Brown (1910 - 1997)
Willow View Cemetery
Cleveland County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Kay Steenerson Franklin
Record added: Mar 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86940440
John Earl Brown
Added by: Kay Steenerson Franklin
John Earl Brown
Added by: Kay Steenerson Franklin
John Earl Brown
Added by: Kay Steenerson Franklin
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Thanks for the fun memories
 Added: Mar. 18, 2012

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED