Lawrence A. Brown (Larry) was born October 7, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio, to Lovell and Dorothy Brown. The year of 1963 was a monumental year for Larry for two reasons. He graduated from Lake High School in Hartville, Ohio, and met the love of his life Sharon R. Horton. She caught his eye and he kept his eyes on her for 59 years. They married on November 30, 1963, and were together until the day he left this earth on August 11, 2021. Larry accepted Christ as his Savior in December 1970 in Harrison, Arkansas. Therefore, his eternal home was prepared and waiting for his glorious entry. Together, Larry and Sharon had 3 children, Tammy Brown Murray (John), David Brown (Carla), and Kim Brown Chandler (Rodney). Their children gave Larry and Sharon 9 grandchildren who added spouses for a total of 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way. He was preceded in death by his father Lovell Brown and one sister Donna. Larry’s mother Dorothy and 3 siblings-Lisa Brown, Joe Brown (Shirley) and Earl Brown (Nancy) reside in Ohio. Larry, a sole-proprietor in the trucking industry, considered his semi-truck his sanctuary. He was very proud of his work ethic, which he instilled in all of his children. He had the privilege of visiting all 48 states in the continental United States and parts of Canada. He loved to travel and spent several years traveling in the truck with his wife. Two days before his death he was asked who he wanted to find in heaven first. Emphatically, he answered “Jesus, to thank Him for loving us”. A simple answer with a huge testimony as to who Larry was. He was grateful for his family’s faith. At the time of Larry’s passing, there was only peace-no fear, no pain, and no struggle. All of which his family had prayed for. Larry was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago that caused many health issues associated with the disease. Those issues and scars are now gone. Larry requested that we do not hold a funeral and In lieu of flowers, he asked that donations be made to one of two organizations in his name. The Hospitality House of Tulsa which will use your gifts to significantly bless families with a home away from home during their medical crisis. Donations can be made online at www.hhtulsa.org or by mail at P.O. Box 14472, Tulsa, OK 74159. Or, the American Kidney Fund at www.kidneyfund.org. Both organizations had major impacts on Larry’s life.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Services, 463505 Hwy 101 Sallisaw. fmfsinc.com