WL “Dub” Brown, 77, of Crossett, passed away on June 15, 2020, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
He was born on July 4, 1942 in Huttig and was the son of the late Willie and Sybil Barkley Brown.
Mr. Brown was a graduate of Huttig High School and served honorably in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Crossett and was a machine operator at the Georgia Pacific Tissue Mill, retiring after after 43 years.
He enjoyed building cedar chests and porch swings, among other things, in his shop, and was meticulous when it came to his lawn. He loved the outdoors, grilling for his family, and was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. His quiet demeanor could seem intimidating, but only until his amusing sense of humor made an appearance. He enjoyed spending time with his family and would often share the stories of his Navy days.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lucius Brown and Sybil Barkley Smith; one daughter, Sabrina Kay Grider; two brothers, John Randolph Brown, and Stephen Lamar Brown; and one sister, Barbara Joyce Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Deborah Hipp Brown of Crossett; two daughters, Kayla Brown-Lane (Daniel) of Monticello, and Lavina Grider (David) of Hamburg; two step-daughters, Angela Charlene Smith of Monticello and Samantha Frances Maxwell (Dennis) of Louisiana; and one sister, Sylvia Ann McDonough of Florida; along with nine grandchildren, Alexander, Connor, Hailey, Bryan, Jeffery, Christian, Preston, Sierra, and McKenna; and three great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Lloyd Townsend and Bro. Caleb Lane, officiating.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 17 from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home in Crossett.