of Benton, AR
November 2, 1928 - March 23, 2021
Calvin Wade Brown, 92, of Benton, AR passed away on March 23, 2021. He was born November 2, 1928 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.D. and Lillian Brown, his brother, Lloyd Brown, his wife of 54 years, Nadia Joyce Brown, and granddaughter, Tammy Brown Horner. He is survived by Betty Parker Brown, sister in law Judy Brown, and his children Timothy Wayne Brown, Sr. (Esther) of Bella Vista, Phillip Brown (Cissy) of Hot Springs, Rebecca Brown, Kathy Henson (Terry), Ava Brown-Courtney (Scott) of Benton; grandchildren, Tim Brown, Jr. (Kristal), April Rye (Phillip), Melody Pettit (David), Alex Harrell, Katelyn Alford (Dustin); and great grandchildren Bethany Bloch (Chris), Olivia Petree (George), Moriah Lerma (Gabe), Tim Brown, III, Abrah Brown, Monica Brown, Jessica Brown, Jeremiah Lepley, Madison Rye, Savannah Rye, Dylan Pettit (Grace), Addison Pettit, Brylie Alford, Wade Harrell, Haze Burkhalter, and great great granddaughter, Maribella Lerma.Calvin's careers were varied; he began as a dairyman, then an independent oil jobber, cattleman, real estate broker, and business owner (Rocket Oil, Chief Gasoline Stations, Brown's Trailer Sales). He served on many civic and advisory boards. Calvin played the organ, accordion, and piano and as a teenager traveled locally with a gospel quartet. He had a passion for church missions that took him to India, Mexico, Australia, and all over the United States. This caused him to have a deep concern for our freedom and a strong military defense. He was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church and attended West Bauxite Baptist with his wife, Betty, the last 19 years. He enjoyed traveling, Gaither concerts around the country, and reading biographies. Calvin loved gathering his family at his home for holidays and birthday celebrations where there were always lively discussions about current events. The family would like to thank Kristi and her staff at Pleasant Hill Senior Services for their personal and compassionate care. The family also appreciates Arkansas Hospice for the support and dignity they provided in his final days. The family would like to express their gratitude to right hand helpers, Nancy Byars and Ron Brockway, through the years. Bro. Kim Hammer will be officiating a public graveside service at Pinecrest Memorial Park Tuesday March 30 at 11:00am.Memorials may be sent to The Gideons International at www.gideons.org
Randy and I are so sorry for your loss. Even though we were family, I didn't get to know Calvin until we worked together in the Republican Party many years ago. He was such a kind and humble man. I think of all the family thats gone on before him and can't help but smile at the joy in Heaven today. I know that thought is a great comfort to you all. We will be praying for your family.
A man that will be missed by all. Have known him since a little kid at his service station ( Rocket ). Wherever you met him he had a greeting smile on his face and told you hello.
Phillip, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Cissy, and your family.
Even though I never met Calvin, I can only say that he raised a great son, Phillip, who I have the pleasure of knowing. I'm sure Phillip learned many of his great traits from Calvin. Our thoughts and prayers to the Brown family but as the first email said, "Calvin has been promoted" and I don't think of a better way to announce his passing.
CALVIN, MR Brown will be truly missed . He was a kind and gentle giant in my eyes . Such a Godly and good man, my heart goes out to all the family. Praying for you in your loss
The Service Station on Edison was where my Stepdad Vernon Coliron worked for Calvin. He was always kind and decent to us. It was his perseverance that made him a good boss.
Mr Brown was a compassionate & caring man.Our prayers are with the family.Steve & Gail Henning
I am so sorry for your loss. I have loving memories of growing up around the Brown family and worshipping together.
Sorry for your loss. He was a good man.
Joe and I are very sorry for your loss. Calvin was a kind gentleman and we always enjoyed our visits with him. Prayers for all of the family.
so sad to hear this was a very great person my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Father. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Hold tight to your memories as it will bring much comfort. Lean on God for strength as well as your friends.Peace of the Lord be with you and your family.Jamie and Sandie
My sympathy to the family. I always thought a lot of Calvin.Also, Joyce was my teacher at Oak Grove and still have good memories of her.
I remember Calvin's dad but don't remember much about his personality. However, I'm just imagining Calvin, Lloyd, and their dad sitting around having one of those "Brown" conferences that Calvin, Lloyd, Phillip and I have joked about. Hopefully they are sheltered from the negative things going on this earth....having only their happy memories of family and friends as well as the joy of knowing His presence together.
Calvin was always kind & caring for others. My dad RayNewsom, worked with him in the office on Edison. I’ve known him almost all of my life. It was great for he & Betty & my second husband Jim Christenberry to share travels, times at the lake & dominoes at home together. He loved the Lord & his life was an example of God’s love. When Jim & I visited with him last Oct he was as gracious as always even though we knew he wasn’t well. He & Jim will have much to catch up on as the Heavens praise the Lord together. My love & prayers go out to all of you.
Calvin was always my most favorite person to see walk in Browns every Sunday. He will be missed greatly and always loved. My prayers are with boss and his family.
Well respected man with a heart for people. So caring and considerate of others. Yes, he will be missed. Love and prayers for the family.
I enjoyed attending church at West Bauxite Baptist with Mr Calvin and Ms Betty. Precious couple! My prayers are with you Ms Betty and his family and many friends 🙏 He will be greatly missed ❤️
Harold and I loved visiting at the lake with them, Know they will have some good chats in Heaven;
I was blessed to be a part of Calvin’s family. He was a special person, he had a sweet spirit just like his mother. I always told Lloyd he (Loyd) was like their father and Calvin was sweet like their mother.I’m very sorry for your loss. But what a wonderful homecoming he had. A.D., Lillian, Joyce and Lloyd all there to meet him.
Debbie and I enjoyed many very fun evenings with Calvin and Betty at their home playing dominos and hearing stories from him. He was truly an amazing man and he will be missed by both of us.
What a wonderful tribute to a great gentleman. He leaves behind a great legacy in his wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I always new of Mr Brown but I know Rebecca when she worked at Kroger, years ago very nice family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr Brown's passing, God Bless the family and friends.
My thoughts and many prayers are with the family. He was a great man, and will be missed by all. With my deepest sympathy,Sharon Strange
It was a pleasure for me to serve with Mr Brown on the Saline Memorial Hospital board. He taught me a lot about business and economics. He was a brilliant man with Christian ideals. I will miss him.
Praying for your family’s comfort. Powell sanitation
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of your family. Mr. Calvin is walking those streets of gold with Ms. Joyce. Marlena and Rick Smart
My deepest sympathy to Calvin’s family. He was a special person, and I will always remember him fondly and with admiration. Lois Burks
As a young man Calvin let me work around the farm at Avilla. He signed me into the Marines after High School and was always nice to me. I was happy to see Mr. Brown many years later and introduce him and Betty to my family. Please know I was so grateful for you being in my life.