Franklin “Buddy” Brown

January 1, 1941 ~ May 4, 2023

Born in: Muskogee, OK
Resided in: Desloge, MO

Franklin “Buddy” Brown, age 82, of Desloge, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2023, at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on Wednesday, January 1, 1941, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to the late Son and Opal (Walden) Brown. In addition to his, parents he was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years Annette (Bradshaw) Brown.

Franklin was a member of First Baptist Church of Bismarck along with the Masonic Lodge in Paola, Kansas. He retired after 33 years as a road master with Missouri Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad. He enjoyed raising, training and showing barrel horses up until the age of 75. He was an avid golfer and belonged to the SEMO Seniors Golf League.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Wendy (Fay) Brown; two children, Brad Brown and wife Wendy, Holly Brown; three step-children, Teri Smyer and husband Steve, Mikki Rackley, Brady Rackley and wife Kelly; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Gene Brown and wife Janie; uncle, Jason Todd that he loved like a brother.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 4:30 PM until the time of service at 6:00 PM.  Reverend Matt Sheckles will be officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital.


Visitation: Saturday, May 6, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

Funeral Service: Saturday, May 6, 2023
6:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Franklin "Buddy" Brown 's name.

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  1. So sorry for your loss, it’s hard to loose them no matter how old we are, sounds like you have lots of memories to keep him in alive your heart!! ❤️❤️🙏🏼

  2. Brad and Holly, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Prayers for the family. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.

  3. Oh sad for your loss. You and Frank shared wonderful LOVE together..May God wrap you in HIS arms. I love you and will continue prayers for you..and his children..amen

  4. Candle 8May God bless the family and hold you close in his heart. He is in Heaven now and what a joy that must be. God bless you all🙏🙏

  5. I used to wash Frank’s company truck when I worked at Texaco. I knew Annette because she worked doing books for Texaco then. Annette was a special person and was very likeable, very good person. I liked Frank, he was straight to the point and you knew how he felt about things all the time. He was a very good person. They had good children- Brad and Holly- and they were children and now adults that are very good people. Frank used to sign his railroad charge tickets- F. R. Bro. Rest in peace Frank and Annette. The Keith McCord family.

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