JOSEPH KENNETH BROWN passed away Sept. 23, 2015 at
the age of 88, with burial in the Alameda Cemetery
near Ranger, TX.
He was born Oct. 12, 1926 to Joseph Shirley & Zeffie
Cornelia (Pat) Brown in Alameda, TX. He attended
Alameda schools and graduated from Ranger High School
at Ranger, TX in 1944. Kenneth served in the U. S.
Army, 126th infantry division, company M as part of
the Japanese inland occupying forces during WWII. He
married Salata Marie Tucker (RHS-1944) in May of 1946
at Eastland, TX upon his return from active duty. They
resided in the Alameda Community where he ranched and
farmed and eventually moved to Ranger where they resided
for the past 55 years. Kenneth worked in the oil fields
and continued in the oil industry with Lone Star Gas,
Mitchell Energy and Southwestern Gas Pipeline.
Kenneth was a member of the Mesquite and Rusk Street
Church of Christ, served in the Ranger Volunteer Fire
Department, board member of the Eastland County Water
District, Eastland County Livestock Association officer
and past president of the Alameda Cemetery Association.
Most of all he loved being with family and spending
time at the farm.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother,
Porter Wayne Brown and a brother-in-law, Erven Hummel.
He is survived by his wife Salata of 69 years, six
children: Sharon Diane Rogers (RHS-1965) and husband,
Doug (RHS-1960) of Brownwood; Kenneth Dwaine Brown
(RHS-1968) & wife, Sharon of Lamesa; James Charles
Brown (RHS-1969) & wife, Keitha of Snyder; Carole
June Brown Little (RHS-1974) & husband, Doug of
Gorman; Dorothy Marie Brown Johnston (RHS-1978) &
husband, Chuck of Granbury and Jerry Brown of
McKinney. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren,
16 great-grandchildren, one sister, Ouida Dale
Hummel of Stephenville and numerous nieces and