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Carl William Brown

Funeral services for Carl William Brown, 94, Mt. Vernon, Missouri, formerly of West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Brown passed away at 6:38 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, Missouri.

He was born December 17, 1924, at Pomona, Missouri, to Wesley Brown and Girtha Hall Brown.  On August 16, 1943, he was married at Pomona, Missouri, to Fanny Mae Pankey, who preceded him in death on January 29, 2013. Mr. Brown was a World War II Veteran having served with the United States Army.  For a number of years, he worked in the cutting department at Rawlings Sporting Goods, Willow Springs, Missouri.  Mr. Brown was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.  He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Collins Chapel, Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

He is survived by two children, William Leon Brown and wife, Rose and Brenda Thompson; five grandchildren, Rich Thompson, Jr. and wife, Shawn, Robert W. Brown and wife, Jamie, Danny Brown, Tina Thompson and Betheny Doherty and husband, Jeff; three great-grandchildren, Matthew Brown, Audrey Thompson and Blaine Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, son-in-law, Richard Thompson and five brothers, Floyd, Clifford, Paul, Roy and Donald Brown, preceded him in death.

Mr. Brown will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at