William “Bill” Brown

A memorial service for Mr. William “Bill” Brown, 81, of Farmerville will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, April 14th at Meridian Baptist Church with Bro. Glyn Nale and Bro. Robbie Lawson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.

Mr. Brown, a retired truck driver, passed away April 8, 2013. The loss of his beloved Johnnie, 2-28-2013, was more than he could take. They were together for 63 years and now are together forever.

He was of Baptist faith. He loved God, his family, his music and his country. As a teenager living in Fresno, California he learned to play guitar with his friend “Roy”. His family moved from California back to Texas and he played music when he could. His friend, “Roy Nichols”, went on to play lead guitar for Merle Haggard.

Driving a truck, playing music and being a Dad was his life. Wanting a change and having relatives living in Farmerville, he moved his wife, Johnnie and 6 children to Louisiana to call home. He continued to play music and drove a truck for the Union Parish Police Jury. After being retired for several years he worked part time at Farmerville Drug Store for 10 years. He soon called his co-workers “family”. Loving to drink coffee, he had regular times to go to McDonalds and to the Hickory Pit and visit. Bill and Johnnie enjoyed visiting with Ms. Josie and her crew.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by the love of his life, (wife) Johnnie Brown; 1 son, Jimmy Brown; 1 daughter, Kathy Easterwood Womack; 1 grandson, 1 granddaughter and 2 great grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his 3 sons: Frankie L. Brown & wife, Joann of Monroe; Danny L. Brown & wife, Ann of Ft. Worth, TX and Randy P. Brown & wife, Sandra of Farmerville; 1 daughter: Diane Spillers & husband, Bruce of Farmerville; 2 granddaughters he raised: Kim Phelps (husband, Barry) and Kelly Easterwood,; and numerous other loving grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and many friends.

Visitation will be Sunday at Meridian Church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials be made to Beulah Cemetery Fund at 585 Beulah Church Road, Farmerville, LA 71241.

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