Reverend Wayne Brown died January 12, 2021 in Choctaw, Oklahoma at the age of 84 years 1 month 16 days. Graveside Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Stroud Cemetery in Stroud, Oklahoma, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Wayne was born November 27, 1936 in Stroud, Oklahoma to Wayne Ellis and Edna (Blickensderfer) Brown. He was raised in Stroud, Oklahoma, graduating from high school in 1954. He continued his education at OBU, earning his Bachelor’s in Arts degree. On November 25, 1958, he married Carol Doles in Kilgore, Texas. In 1969, Wayne was inducted into the United States Army, and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge, as a Lieutenant Colonel and Brigade Chaplain. Wayne served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Checotah, the Purcell First Baptist Church of Purcell, and Johnson Road Baptist Church in Purcell, as well as numerous others. Wayne loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed ministering out on the oil sites, delivering candy as he ministered, and reading books about the oil fields. Wayne also enjoyed writing, going fishing, trapping, working outdoors planting gardens for his wife, and taking care of the yard.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Edna Brown; his siblings, Nora Lee Brown, Donald Brown, Wallace Brown, Ruth Ligon, and David Brown. Survivors include his wife, Carol Brown; his son, Paul Brown; daughter, Nancy Brown Liles; his son, Charles Brown; his son, Patrick Brown; his daughter, Annette Westerman and husband, Jason; his grandchildren, Jennifer Dailey and husband, Robert, Steven Liles, Barbara Brown, Zachary Brown, Nathan Westerman, Nicole Westerman; his great grandchildren, Adelyn and Wyatt; his sisters, Nan Wilkerson, Joan Farmer; and numerous other relatives and friends.