Wade C. “Butch” Brown, 84, died at Houston House in Houston, Missouri, on Sunday, July 13, 2008, after a short illness.
Wade was born April 26, 1924 to Gilford and Mary Aldridge Brown at the family farm in Solo, Missouri.
He married Katherine McCall on December 21, 1946, sharing 57 years on their farm at Solo before moving to Houston in February 2004, making 61 years of marriage.
Wade is survived by Katherine of the home; two sons, Terry and Karen of Mtn. Grove Missouri, and Duard and Frances of Ozark, Missouri; one daughter, Mary Alice and Mike Day of Republic, Missouri; two grandsons, Travis and Shena Brown of Mtn. Grove and Ryan Day of Springfield, Missouri, one granddaughter, Lisa Chronister of Cabool, Missouri; one great-grandson, Jared Chronister; two step-grandchildren, Brent and Melanie Cox and Joy and Chris Walser; three step great-grandsons, Ryan, Brandon and Trenton; two brothers, Dwaine and Thelma of Rolla, Missouri, and Gerald of Houston; three sisters, Letha Miller of Blue Springs, Missouri, Jewell Webster of Kansas City, Missouri, and Fern Miller of Cabool; two sisters-in-law, Wava Brown of Houston and Jean Brown of Raytown, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and a whole bunch of friends, including special friends Carl and Jan Watson.
Preceding Wade in death were his parents, infant brothers Delmar and Elmer, brothers Paul, Orville and Roy Dean, and sisters Pearl and Carol Kay.
Wade made a personal commitment to Christ as a young adult and was a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church in Solo.
Wade was drafted for World War II and served from 1944-1946. After an agricultural deferment, he spent the balance of his time in Germany attaining the rank of tech sergeant. He always said there was nothing sweeter than seeing the Statue of Liberty on his return to the States.
Wade was always a farmer and also worked in the lumber industry, making pallets, peeling poles or scaling logs. He loved the timber and his chain saw, the outdoors and growing a huge garden. The kids and grand-kids were his whole world.
Services will be Thursday, July 17, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at Evans Funeral Home, Houston, with Wesley Wallace officiating, with burial to follow at New Hope Cemetery at Solo.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to New Hope Cemetery or Hospice of Care. Online condolences may be sent to evansfh.com.