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Carl Odell Brown Jr.
Carl Odell Brown, Jr., of Commerce, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Carl was born to Carl and Billie Brown on June 28, 1943, in West Palm Beach, FL, and he moved to Texas as soon as he could at the age of two. He received bachelorâs degrees from East Texas State University and a graduate degree from The University of Dallas. In 1969, he married Peggy OâNeill, and together they raised two children, Kevin and Kyle.
Carl was a huge sports fan, a sharp mathematician, an astute political analyst, and an avid astrophysicist/astronomer. He worked in the defense and oil and gas industries before transitioning to a career in sales, where he received many awards. He was known for his great sense of humor and an extremely contagious laugh.
Carl is survived by: sons Kevin of Fate, TX, and Kyle of Dallas, TX; mother of his children Peggy OâNeill of Rowlett, TX; brother Bill(Dory) Brown of Seattle, WA; sister Betty(Ron) Foley of Lubbock, TX; and brother Kerry Brown of Commerce, TX.
A public memorial service will be held on Friday, November 8, at 2:00 P.M., at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home, 1209 Live Oak St. Commerce, Texas, 75428.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to:
Christus Trinity Mother Frances Foundation
100 E. Ferguson Ste. 800
Tyler, TX 75702
Friday, November 08, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jones-Walker & Son Chapel
1209 Live Oak
Commerce, Texas 75428