WAYNE E. BROWN
GUYMON, Okla. – Wayne Ellsworth Brown, 78, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Dec. 7, 1930, to Lily Carolyn (Abla) and Charles Henry Brown, in Mayfield, Okla.
He married Eloise Ferguson Dec. 24, 1950, in Guymon, Okla. She survives.
He graduated from Guymon High School in 1949.
He began his career in the commercial printing business in high school, working part time at Stanfield Printing Company. He worked as manager of the print shop for Stanfield Printing, which later became Panhandle Printing for more than 50 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and continued his service in the U.S. Army Reserves. He retired from the Army Reserves, following 43 years of service.
He was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Brown and wife, Tamara, Boulder, Colo., and Douglas Brown and wife, Sharon, Omaha, Neb.; one daughter, Rebecca (Becky) Brown, Guymon; one brother, Sanford (Sandy) Brown and wife, Jane, Giddings, Texas; eight grandchildren, Matthew Brown and his fiancé, Marsha Cowan, Seth Brown, John Brown, all of Guymon, Jared Brown and wife, Scottie, Greenville, N.C., Amy and husband, Richard Fox, Scottsdale, Ariz., Holli Brown, Annika Brown and Tyler Brown, all of Omaha; two great grandchildren, Hadyn and Poppy Brown; and his sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Dannar, Yuma, Ariz., Della Smith, Knoxville, Tenn., Anna Marie Skinner, Wichita, Weldon Ferguson, Oklahoma City, Paul Ferguson, Checotah, Okla., and Jerry Ferguson, Fairfax, Okla.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Alene Bowen and one brother-in-law, Willis Ferguson.
o Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, 802 North Quinn in Guymon, with the Rev. Terry Neel, presiding.
Burial of cremains and military graveside rites will follow at Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Henson-Novak Funeral Directors at 501 NW Fifth in Guymon.
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or ECU Foundation (funding research within the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Carolina University School of Medicine) 2200 South Charles Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27858 or in care of Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942.
Friends may sign the online guest book or send condolences at www.hensonnovak.com.