Fred Brown was born in Plainview, Arkansas on November 10, 1941 to R.D. & Virginia Brown. He was the oldest of three children. At the age of three, his parents moved to Independence, KS.
He graduated from Independence High School & in 1973 he graduated with a Bachelor Degree of General Studies from Pittsburgh State University, In 1996 he graduated with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science from Coffeyville Community College, He continued his studies and receive a Master's in Allied Science from Pittsburg State University in 1999.
Fred gave his life to Christ at an early age, he was a 50 year member of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, he served as a deacon, and in other ministries of the church. Fred later moved his membership to True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, he was chairman of the Deacon and on the trustee board. Fred served as Secretary & President of the Southeast District Laymen, He was a member of the National Baptist Laymen Movement and served as one of the Vice Presidents of the Kansas Laymen Movement. He was a mild mannered and a God-fearing man who was loved by all.
His career was fascinating, Fred Brown played professional baseball for the New York, Yankees for a short time, he also coached baseball for many years in Independence. He worked for Arco Pipeline as a Pipeline Specialist until his retirement. After his retirement of 30 years with the company he worked for various state agencies for the State of Kansas.
Fred Brown transitioned from this earth on November 11, 2020 , he was preceded in death by both parents, one sister; Yvonne Wilson and one son; Cain E. Cloud.
His memories will be cherished by is beloved wife of 28 years Shirley Brown, Son: Chad (Jenni) Brown of Houston, TX; Daughter: Krashawn Cloud of Grand Prairie, TX; Sister; Brenda Humphrey of Fairfield, CA; Sister in - law; Joyce (Moses) Wyatt of Kansas City, KS; Six grandchildren; Jonathan Wyatt, Anjeus & Jyaz Jones, Mya, Elijah & Noah Brown; Four Great grand-children; one Special Son: James Walker, Six Special Grand Children: Jamie Watson-Horn of Grandview, MO; Damarius & Aujenae Dunn, Omunique Bey, Willie Hayes, Aleigha Bell all of Independence, KS. & three Grant Grand-Children; D' Aja, Nalyiah & Corbin Horn of Grandview, MO.
Fred wanted everyone to know the following friends has a tremendous impact in his life, he loved them: Cousin Walter & Wandra Minor of Shawnee, KS; Harold & Doris Simmons of Kansas City, KS.; Winfred & Armelita Williams of Wichita, KS; Edward and Cecilia Mayberry of Hutchinson, KS; Karen Watson (and her deceased husband Ronnie); Avana (Pewee) Pouncil of Independence, KS; and William (Bill) Jenkins of Coffeyville, KS.
Wake Service on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at True Vine Missionary Baptist 125 S, 17th Street in Independence, KS.
Funeral Service will be Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at True Vine Missionary Baptist.
True Vine Missionary Baptist Church Live will be streaming the service on Facebook for those who can't attend.
For more information please contact Mission Funeral Services (620) 251-5113 or 502 S. Union Coffeyville, KS 67337.
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