Gene Paul Brown, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
Memorial service is 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at Countryside Fellowship Church with Mark Webb and Jeff Tackett officiating.
Gene was born March 31, 1932, in Bridgeport, Ohio, to Paul Thomas and Edna (Reece) Brown. He married Venita Potter Jan. 31, 1953, in Decatur.
Gene was retired as a custodian from the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Countryside Fellowship Church.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Venita Potter Brown of Decatur; son Robert Brown and wife, Ramona, of Decatur; two daughters, Deborah Wieske and husband, Jim, of North Richland Hills and Sharon Hart and husband, Lyle, of Decatur; grandchildren, Sonny Brown and wife, Michelle, Chris Brown and wife, Michele, Angela Cartagena and husband, Rickey, Kimberly Brown-Cross and husband, Bobby, Sylvia Hart, Kelly Brown and Katy Brown; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and host of friends.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Brown.