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Franklin "Buddy" Brown

January 1, 1941 — May 4, 2023

Franklin "Buddy" Brown

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.

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