Milford Louis Thomas “Tom” Brown was born in all his ornery glory on October 24, 1962 to William Floyd Brown and Armenia (Amie) Flores in St. Louis, Missouri. He left this world in the comfort of his home at Mountain Grove, Missouri, on March 8, 2021.
Tom met the love of his life, Julie Sellars, while working at Fordick in Mountain Grove. After he picked on her relentlessly for three long months, Julie agreed to marry him. The two eloped on July 23, 1982 with no songs and two witnesses. Tom loved to claim “Hair of the Dog” as their theme song as it was the first song they heard after their wedding.
With this union came seven children: three together and four that they adopted into their hearts as their very own. Tom loved all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren almost as much as he loved his Pittsburgh Steelers. He even made his oldest daughter change her wedding date so that he did not miss the wedding due to a game.
Tom loved to drive and did it all the time. He drove his friends crazy and he drove his family crazy, but most of all, he drove his semi-truck across the country for over 30 years living out his lifelong dream.
In his free time, Tom enjoyed going to Steelers games with his favorite brother and “saver of the children,” Jesse, as Druncle 1 and Druncle 2, hanging out at R&R shooting the breeze with the guys, and camping at the lake with his family.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jesse Brown of Manhattan, New York; and a granddaughter, Macy Loveless of Mountain Grove.
He is survived by his soulmate, Julie Brown of the home; seven children, Tommy Brown and wife Theresa of Houston, Missouri, Bradley Loveless and wife Bridgett of Denlow, Missouri, Jessica Shannon and husband Justin of Mountain Grove, Cathryn Beggs and husband Thomas of Zanoni, Missouri, Amanda Shannon and husband Dustin of Mountain Grove, Michelle Harrington and husband Derek of Mountain Grove, and Aleesia Brown and fiancé Jerod Pounds of Mountain Grove; one brother, Floyd Brown of California; three loving sisters, Irene Patterson and husband Ted of Jackson, Missouri, Laura Sherrell and husband Duane of Mountain Grove, and forever single Sara Taylor (aka Not Laura) of Mountain Grove; 28 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 15 grand-dogs; two grand-cats; multiple nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends who will miss his infectious personality forever.
Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021, at Cavalry Temple Church with Brad Loveless officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.