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Wilbur Brown

December 16, 1925 — January 15, 2008

Wilbur Brown Memorial service with Military Honors and Masonic Rites for Wilbur Brown, age 82, of Frederick, Oklahoma, was held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008, in the Gray Gish Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Bobbie McGarey, Presbyterian Church, pastor, officiating. Mr. Brown passed away Tuesday morning, January 15, 2008, at his residence. Milton Wilbur Brown was born on December 16, 1925, in Frederick, Oklahoma, to George and Cora (Benson) Brown. He grew up on the family farm two miles northwest of Frederick and attended Glenwood School through the eighth grade. He graduated from Frederick High School in 1943. He attended Oklahoma A & M at Stillwater, where he was in the Army Specialized Training Program. After one semester, he was called to active duty. After basic training, he was assigned to the 89th Infantry Division and served in the European Theater of Operation with the Third Army. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he returned home and attended the University of Oklahoma. Wilbur returned to Frederick in 1948 to farm with his father. He married Marceline Joyce Wyatt on August 19, 1953. He owned and operated the family farm, where he and his son, George, raised Angus cattle. George was the fourth generation Brown to operate the same land. He was elected to the Frederick City Council in 1959, where he served four years. He served from 1971 ? 1973 as Mayor of Frederick. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, where he participated in many church activities, as well as having worked many years as a sponsor of the young people of the church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Frederick Lodge #249 and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He served as Worthy Patron in 1966. He was an India Temple Shriner. He also served as Commander of Frederick VFW and Vice Commander of VFW Seventh District. He enjoyed traveling, hunting antiques to add his collection and doing geneology work. Wilbur served on the committee to get the Tillman County Historical Book written and published. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his son: George Brown, of Frederick, Oklahoma; step daughter: Alexis Skinner, of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister: Elizabeth Isabelle Lang, of Atlanta, Georgia, and two grandchildren: Edward & Weston Holland; two step-grandchildren: Joel & Kirk Skinner. Gray Gish Funeral Home 580.335.2112
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