Services for Joe Warren Brown, 79, of Lorenzo, TX will be held Wednesday morning July 7, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the Lorenzo First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Williams and Rev. Cam Givan officiating. Interment will be in the Lorenzo Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Lorenzo.
Joe passed away July 4, 2010 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock after a brief illness. He was born to Warren Ellis and Ivy Mae (Smith) Brown on August 31, 1930 in Mineral Wells, Texas. He was a graduate of Lorenzo High School and attended Texas Tech University. He began his career in journalism as a linotype operator at the Lorenzo Tribune while still in high school. He became editor and publisher of the Tribune in the mid fifties and continued in that capacity until he joined the editorial staff of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. At his retirement he was serving as the City Editor of the evening edition. There was a two year period that he taught journalism at Texas Tech. Joe served his country in the Korean Conflict. He developed aerial photographs while stationed at Kimpo Air Base in South Korea. He became a member of the First United Methodist Church at an early age and served his Lord and the church faithfully. He served on the Lorenzo City Council for several years. Joe was an avid reader and loved classical music. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Walter Ellis Brown and his wife Pat, of Lorenzo, his four nieces and nephews; Edie Tunstall and husband Ken of Waco and their daughters, Casey Jo and Megan, Martha Jones of Lubbock and her son Guy and daughter Samye Hildebrandt and husband Casey and their children of Lubbock, Robert Brown and wife Carla of Bedford and their son Ellis, Charlie Brown and wife Amberly of Rockwall and their sons, Adam, Jenner and Walter and a very special friend, Avanell Thomas of Lubbock. Family visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home in Lorenzo Tuesday afternoon from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Lorenzo First United Methodist Church P. O. Box 429 Lorenzo, TX 79343 or the charity of your choice.
Published in Lubbock Avalanche Journal, July 6, 2010
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