Memorial services for Edward H. Brown, 90, of Bullard will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Noonday United Methodist Church with the Rev. Royce Savage officiating, following a private family burial at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Edward H. Brown was born in Trinidad, Colo., on Dec. 14, 1923, and passed very suddenly at home into the arms of Jesus on April 10, 2014. Ed was the only child of Edward H. Brown and Blanche Worden Brown, spending most of his childhood in small towns in New Mexico during the Great Depression.
He moved to El Paso at age 12. After graduating from Austin High School in 1942, he entered World War II
as one of the Greatest Generation, serving in the Army
Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. Following the war, Ed returned to El Paso and took advantage of the GI Bill, obtaining his BBA in 1951 from Texas Western College (now UTEP).
While attending TWC, he had the pleasure of giving the girl across the street a ride to school every day and eventually married Alice Booker on May 27, 1949. They raised their sons in El Paso and moved to Tyler after Ed's retirement from El Paso Natural Gas Company.
Living on Lake Palestine for nearly 20 years, Ed and Alice hosted many lakeshore outings with family and friends. Ed learned to water ski and could slalom until he was 75 years old. They were active in the Noonday United Methodist Church since 1983.
Ed is survived by the love of his life, Alice, of Tyler; as well as three sons and their families, Dr. William E. Brown (Debbie), of Tyler, James R. Brown (Barbara), of Mountain Home, Ark., and Richard Brown, of Tyler; grandchildren, Dr. Crystal Harrison (Daniel), of Dallas, Allison O'Neal (Zach), of Tyler, Christopher Brown (Kate), of Portland, Ore., Rebecca Brown, of Austin, and Kaitlin Brown, of Denver, Colo.; stepchildren, Daniel Wright (Danielle), of Brownsboro, and Allison Wright, of Tyler. Ed was blessed with four great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Noonday United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Noonday United Methodist Church, 17320 Texas Highway 155 South, Flint, 75762; or St. Paul Children's Foundation, 1358 E. Richards St., Tyler 75702.