J.R. Brown

J.R. Brown, age 87, died Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012, in Springdale. He was born May 21, 1925, on Mount Magazine where both sides of his family, the Browns and Greenfields lived. He grew up in Waldron, lived in West Virginia, Tulsa and Fayetteville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II in both theaters of the war transporting troops. He was an active Hamm radio operator and enjoyed John Wayne movies and his three dogs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Patsy. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Mount Olive Cemetery near Elkins under the direction of Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville. To place an online tribute, visit

Published September 30, 2012