Charles Oliver Brown

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Charles Oliver Brown died Wednesday, March 15, 2017. He was born February 2, 1938, in Collinsville, Missouri to Leonard and Virginia (Phillips) Brown. Charlie was raised in a large family of 13 siblings in the coal mining region of Missouri. He went to work in the coal mines at the age of 14 as a mule handler. In the early 1950s, he ventured to California, where he had an uncle, and went to work as a long haul trucker. Charlie moved to Cordell in the early 1990s and marride Margaret Wren on May 3, 1998, in Cordell, Oklahoma. He had worked for several years at Bar S, in Clinton, as a night security watchman and at the Bessie Co-Op. Everyone will always remember Charlie and his long association with Cordell TV and Appliance. Charlie was an avid fisherman and one of his favorite things to do was watch old westerns on television over and over and over again. Most of all, Charlie enjoyed visiting with people he came in contact with. If you asked Charlie how his day was going, be prepared to stay and listen, because he was going to tell you. Charlie is survived by a son, Charles Edward and wife, Marcia Brown, granddaughter, Renee, grandson, Ian, and great-grandson, Eli, all of Angleton, Texas; daughter, Debbie and husband, Burrus of El Cojon, California; granddaughters, Joann Bradford, Jennifer Holdan, and Michell Burrus; grandson, Michall; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Alisha, C.J., Gabbi, Bella, Alysh, Mason, Taylor, Sebastion, and Matison; brothers, George Brown of Des Moines, Iowa, Ralph Brown of Leon, Iowa, Kenneth Brown of Cabot, Arkansas, Gary Brown of Lineville, Iowa, John Brown of Lineville, Iowa, Leonard Brown of Lineville, Iowa, and Michael Brown of Trenton, Missouri; and sisters, Hazel Hayes of Dubuque, Iowa, Georgeann Brown of Trenton, Missouri, Mary Ellen Brown of Des Moines, Iowa, and Nellie Brown of Trenton Missouri. He was preceded in death by farther Leonard Ferrel Brown; mother, Virginia (Phillips) Brown; sister Coleen Brown Lawson; and first wife Caroline. Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the New Beginnings Assembly, with Rev. Mike Southerland officiating.