|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1918|
El Paso County
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 2009|
Charles H. Brown, age 91, died at his home on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. He was a physician who practiced medicine in Corsicana from 1956 until his retirement in 1988.
He was born on Jan. 17, 1918, to Charles H. Brown and Josie Malin Brown in El Paso, their only son and the youngest of five children. In 1924, his family moved to Breckenridge where he graduated from high school. From there, he went to Tarleton State College in Stephenville, where he met his wife-to-be, Ann Clay. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1940 and then started medical school that same year as part of the first class of Southwestern Medical College in Dallas. He married Ann Clay in 1943 in Fort Worth. In 1944, he graduated from medical school and, after completing his internship, was on active duty for two years with the United States Army Medical Corps, including 12 months in Japan with the United States Occupation Forces. Upon completion of his residency in surgery, he practiced medicine in Fort Worth and Stephenville before moving to Corsicana in 1956 to take a position with the Navarro Clinic.
Dr. Brown, as he was known by many, was active in the Navarro County Medical Society, including a term or two as president. He was a member of St. John's Church for 53 years where he served on the vestry and was senior warden of the vestry. He also participated in the Men's Club at the church. He was on the board of directors of the House of Refuge. One of his favorite activities was golf, which he played as long as he could at the Corsicana Country Club. He stayed interested in the activities of everyone in his family.
A memorial service to celebrate Dr. Brown's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. John's Church with the Rev. Edward Monk and Bishop Sam B. Hulsey officiating. A celebration luncheon in the parish hall will follow the service in the church. Honorary pallbearers will be some of Dr. Brown's friends, Dr. Jim Whitten, Dr. J.D. Carroll, Dr. Kent Rogers, Dr. Scott Middleton, Dr. James Price, Fred Grimes, and Bill Regester, along with his three grandsons, James Clay Brown Jr., William Thomas Harrison, and Justin Joseph Gilbert.
Dr. Brown is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ann Clay Brown; and their four children, Nancy Brown Harrison of Waco, James Clay Brown of Midland, Mary Brown Gilbert of Euless, and Elizabeth Ann Brown of Corsicana. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Contributions or memorials may be directed to St. John's Church, the House of Refuge, or The Salvation Army.
Created by: Sherry Garrett Franklin
Record added: Nov 11, 2009
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