Joe Bailey Brown Jr.

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Joe Bailey Brown Jr., age 85, passed away January 25, 2016 in Olney, Texas. Graveside services will held at 12 noon Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Frost Cemetery in Frost, Texas with Mike Ramsdell, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, Texas, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.

Joe was born on January 14, 1931 in Frost, Texas to the late Joe Bailey Brown Sr. and Lorene (Lookingbill) Brown. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Joyce Evelyn Smith on October 6, 1956 in Corsicana, Texas. She preceded him in death on February 1, 2009. Joe was a manager with Lone Star Gas Company for 31 years. He moved to Olney in 2009 from Cedar Creek Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Sue Simms.

Joe is survived by his son, Joe Bailey Brown, III and wife Cindy of Arlington, Texas; daughter, Melissa Autry and husband Bruce of Olney, Texas; grandchildren: Matt Autry of Fort Worth, Texas, Paul Autry of Dallas, Texas, and Bailey Brown of Denton, Texas; great-grandchildren: Reagan Autry and Ian Autry of San Angelo, Texas as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Lunn Funeral Home.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the hospice of one’s choice.

Condolences may be made to the family at

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374

Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992