Calvin Dale Brown was born on February 6, 1934 in Walters, Oklahoma to Luther Calvin and Lottie Avens Brown and passed away on November 17, 2017 in Durant, Oklahoma at the age of 83. Dale married Ella Jeanette Gill on October 2, 1954 and to this union was born four children.
Dale was a painter by trade to support his family but he was much more, a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Dale and Jeanette have lived in Lebanon since 1980 moving from Duncan. He was a member of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Duncan and he enjoyed fishing, coaching all his children in their sports activities and helping numerous children in sports throughout their lives.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Brown; sisters, Lurlie Hamill, Lois Andrews and Ruth McKenzie and brothers, Joe Brown and Glenn Brown.
Loved ones left behind to cherish DaleÄôs memory are his loving wife of 63 years, Jeanette Brown of the home in Lebanon; children, Becky Hopkins and husband Billy of Lebanon, Keith Brown and wife Julie of Chesterfield, VA and Ricky Brown and wife Teresa of Duncan, OK; sisters, Doris Kolmorgan and husband Sonny of Freemont, NB and Jean Schneider and husband Don of Hot Springs, AR; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Lebanon Cemetery. Joe Patterson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Brian Hopkins, Ben Hopkins, Josh Brown, Jon Brown, Chris Brown, Stephen Brown and Brad Brown. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service, Madill, Oklahoma.
Published on November 20, 2017