Richard H. Brown beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from complications of a stroke he suffered on June 3, 2013.
In 1942 at the age of 17, Richard proudly joined the United States Navy during WWII and served as a motor machinist on a destroyer escort named the USS Inch. He was honorably discharged in December 1945.
He worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and retired from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1985 after 44 years of service.
Richard was a Mason for 53 years. He was a member of the San Jacinto Shrine Club where over the years he served as President, Vice President and Ambassador. Richard was also a member of the Sons of Hermann where he was President for 3 terms. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Richard is survived by his wife of 66 years, Doris and their two children, daughter Janet Broughton and husband James; son Richard Wayne Brown and wife Devri. He is also survived by his grandchildren Richard Wayne Brown Jr., Jaime Morris and husband Jason, Nicholas Ryan Brown, James Broughton, Jason Broughton and partner Michael Storino, Domani Zefeldt and husband Wayne and Vanessa Vincent; and 3 great grandchildren; Austin Richard Brown, Jillian Marie Morris and Cora Ann Zefeldt.
The family received friends from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Rosewood Funeral Home, 3939 Pasadena Blvd., Pasadena Texas. Funeral services were held at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Rosewood Funeral Home with interment that followed at South Park Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children in honor of Richard H. Brown.