Dr. Patrick M. Brown

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Dr. Patrick M Brown, Phd. passed away peacefully surrounded by family and God's love on July 25, 2017.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Will Patrick & Florence Morgan Brown; his Brother, John Bob & sister-in-law, Dorothy Brown; sister, Edna Hennessy & brother-in-law, Hugh Hennessy; sister, Dorris Clark and brother-in-law, Tommy Clark; son-in-law, Leonard H. Mikeska, Sr., and his only nephew Bob Brown.

He is survived by his solemate and loving wife of almost 70 years, Catherine ( Kitty ) Brown; son, Patrick M. Brown, & wife Jimmie of Houston; daughters, Linda C. Brown, of Millican and -his precious Nan-Nancy S. Mikeska, of Conroe. He is also survived by Granddaughters, Erin Catchings & husband Jason; Megan Jones & husband Kyle; Leah Marsh & husband TJ; Grandsons, Damian Jones & fiancé Detra; Ensign Justin Brown & wife Brittany; great-grandson, Anderson Catchings, and 3 beautiful great-granddaughters, Morgan, Kennedy, and Ashton Jones.

Patrick was born on July 13, 1924 in Crockett, Texas where he spent his childhood. He was drafted into the 8th Air Force in 1943 and became a proud member of the elite Flying Fortress B-17 Bomber Squad. He flew numerous missions in WW II, in the European Theatre and was proud to have served his Country. He said many times "I am no hero. Those who didn't make it home -- those are the heroes. I hope I have lived my life to honor the price they paid for our freedom."

When the war ended Patrick returned to Sam Houston State University obtaining 3 degrees. He became an educator, serving as coach, teacher, text book coordinator, principal, and superintendent. He served several school districts, including Magnolia and Conroe ISD and cherished the relationships he made along the way. The teachers and administrative staff serving under him became his life

long friends. After 44 dedicated years, he retired having touched the lives of more students than can be counted.

Patrick lived a life dedicated to service. He was a life long Methodist giving his life to Christ when he was just 13. He served the Lord in many ways, including being one of the churches most dynamic Lay Speakers. He led Lay Witness Missions in 4 states and across Texas in the 70's and taught the Men's Sunday School Class for 60 years. He holds the Methodist record for Sunday School Perfect Attendance and went 15 years without missing a Sunday. He was named to The Who's Who in the Methodist Church.

Patrick was a life member of the Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree Mason. He was also a dedicated Lion for more than 60 years serving in several clubs and in various capacities. In 2000 he received the Lions International Melvin Jones Fellow Award, the highest award in Lionism and in 2012 he was inducted into the Lions Hall of Fame.

Patrick was an MD Anderson Permanent Endowment Fellow, and he was very proud to be a Founding Member of the WW II Memorial in Washington DC, along side his friend Bob Dole. Patrick was a master gardener, world traveler, and loved Aggie Football games.

Pall Bearers will be: Justin Brown, Damian Jones, TJ Marsh, Kyle Jones, Tony Anderson, Pat Brown, and Craig McDonald. Honorary Pall Bearers will be the FUMC Men's Sunday School Class.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Kawley and the staff at The Conroe Methodist Hospital of the Woodlands, and Robert and Laurie Stone and the staff at Genesis.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 01, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Rd. (FM 3083) Conroe, TX 77303.

Services will be held Wednesday, August 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church 4308 W. Davis (SH 105 W.) Conroe, TX 77304.

Interment will follow at Garden Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patrick's honor, to the First United Methodist Church, Music Ministry for the Interns, 4308 W Davis (SH 105 W.) Conroe, TX 77304.

"Aim High... Daddy... Fly-Fight-Win".


Published on yourconroenews.com from July 28 to Aug. 10, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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