Theodore Eugene Browne, 74, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away at his home February 21, 2021.
He was born August 7, 1946 in West Plains, Missouri, to Clarence Eugene and Matilda Inez (Stranghoner) Browne.
Ted attended school in Willow Springs, Missouri. He married Carline Skaggs April 25, 1970, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and renewed their vows in April of 2020.
Ted was a jack of all trades, working in construction, driving a truck, and a wheeler dealer selling his produce for many years at the Cabool flea market.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carline; two brothers, George Thomas and Florian Thomas Browne; a son-in-law, Dennis Skaggs; a grandson, Dustin Skaggs; and two great-grandsons, Cade Allen Cook and Cylys Stewart.
Ted is survived by his children, David Skaggs and wife Stephanie, Danny Skaggs and wife Patty, Teddy Browne, Jr. and wife Christy, Debra Skaggs, and Joanna Hill and husband Lewis, all of Cabool, and Crystal Browne and partner Kimberley McCallister of West Plains, Missouri; ten grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.
Ted was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Willow Springs.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, visiting with friends and family, and playing Santa Claus for the kids. He also donated countless watermelons to the football boys and pumpkins to his grandkids’ classrooms. He was always a generous man, helping anyone in need. Although family and friends will all miss him, they take great joy that he is reunited with his bride, whom he missed so much, and enjoying the beauty of heaven fishing in the biggest pond ever.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Ted Browne Memorial Fund, c/o Peoples Community Bank or Evans Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 27, 2021, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Willow Springs, with services beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Scott Chamberlin officiating. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home of Houston, Missouri. Pallbearers will be Devin Browne, Ted Browne, Crystal Browne, Lewis Hill, Dustin Day, Brody Rich, Wynston Skaggs, and Lynn Burdick.