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Reese Brown III '68 April 7, 2017 2:30 PM updated: April 7, 2017 2:31 PM

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Apr. 9, 2017

Reese Weldon Brown III(1/15/1946 - 4/1/2017)
A private memorial service will be held for Reese W. Brown III at his home in Tyler on April 15. He was born to Reese W. Brown Jr. and Wilma Vogel Brown on Jan. 15, 1946, in Marlin. He passed away April 1, 2017.

After growing up in Bremond, his family moved to Tyler and he attended Robert E. Lee High School where he played football and other sports. He entered Texas A&M University where he served in the Corps of Cadets. Mr. Brown was a distinguished student, distinguished military student, 3rd Battalion commander and a member of the Student Senate and a Ross volunteer.

After graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in civil engineering, Reese was commissioned to the Army as a second lieutenant. He served in Korea and was promoted to first lieutenant.

Upon completing his military service, he received his professional engineering license and worked for Fox & Jacobs in Dallas. After returning to Tyler, he worked independently on many subdivisions in Tyler, Whitehouse, Gresham, Red Oak and other surrounding locations.

Reese was very kind and a Christian man. His family loved his gentle nature. He will be missed. Reese never missed a Texas Rangers or Texas Aggies ball game. This past year was especially joyful with the birth of his grandson and namesake. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Susan Neff.

Reese is survived by his wife, Sandy Cole Brown; son, Reese Brown IV and wife Elizabeth, of Houston; stepdaughter, Stacy Middleton and husband Mark, of Flint; stepson, Chris Morriss; grandson, Reese Brown VI, of Houston; and nephews, Brian Neff, Brad Neff and Brandon Neff.


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