Jack N. Brown, Sr., 94, passed away January 20, 2015. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia, Texas with Rev. Larry Holden. Interment will follow in the Prairie Hill Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will begin at 9:00 a.m., prior to the service. He attended Westminister High School in Prairie Hill where he was a star basketball player. In 1937, the Prairie Hill boys' basketball team beat Waco High School in a fierce battle of sportsmanship. After high school Jack attended Navarro Junior College on a basketball scholarship. In 1944, he enlisted in the 8th Army Air Corp and was stationed AT Kingman Army Air Field in Kingman, Arizona. From there he was deployed to Normandy, Northern France and Germany where he co-piloted a B-17 Flying Fortress named "Red Sails". He was awarded the Air medal for meritorious achievement for coolness, courage and skill during the 8Th Air Force Bombing attacks on military and industrial targets in Nazi Germany. Reaching the rank of First Lieutenant, he received the European African Middle Eastern Ribbon with Four Bronze Stars for heroic and meritous achievement and service. Jack also received the Air Medal award at the age of 24 and went on to receive 3 Oak Leaf Clusters signifying over 100 missions flown. After the war Jack was employed by American Oil Company in Texas City for 37 years. He retired in 1980 as Maintenance Foreman. After retiring from AMOCO, he moved back to his hometown to do what he really loved to do; raise cattle and farm his land. He was an active farmer until 2013 when he graciously gave up his truck keys. His one wish was to be able to remain in his home in Prairie Hill and "ride it out to the end", where he died peacefully surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Fannie Brown; wife, Frederica "Polly" Brown; daughter, Jackie Brown; and two sisters, Imogene Hill and Juanita Black. Jack is survived by four children, Pauline Winzer of Buda, Mary Young and husband, Dick of Dickinson, Mack Brown and wife, Lou Ann of Dickinson and Jack N. Brown, Jr. and wife, Laura of Bacliff; grandchildren, Lora Heath (Austin), Cecil Winzer (Aileen), Mary Morgan (Heath), Clarence Winzer (Sara), Lisa Winzer, Bobby Burns (LaShay), Benjamin Burns, Brandon Burns (Bree), Clifford Brown (Lindsay), Monica Brown, Jamie Brown Stansfield (Randy), Teri Young, Jack Brown, III (Connie), Jeni Brown Allen (Steven); 25 great-grandchildren; and sister, Frenchie Cross of Crawford. Grandsons, Bobby Burns, Ben Burns, Brandon Burns, Cliffod Brown, Clarence Winzer, Cecil Winzer and Jack Brown, III will serve as pallbearers. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Scott & White nurses, Genie Burch and Connie Busby.
Saturday, January 24th, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Saturday, January 24th, 2015 10:00am, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home