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First Baptist Church (Washington)
Sunday July 14th, 2019
3:00pm - 6:00pm

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First Baptist Church (Washington)
Monday July 15th, 2019

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Doyle Brown

Doyle Brown, 99 of Washington, died, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the McCreedy Home.

Services have been set for 10:00 AM, Monday July 15, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Washington, with Pastor Daryl Carr officiating.  Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will be held Sunday July 14, 2019 from 3-6:00 PM at the church. A general memorial fund has been established. The Beatty Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Doyle Nelson Brown was born May 4, 1920 in Washington, Iowa the son of Clarence and Clara (Palm) Brown. He was united in marriage to Helen Baker on December 18, 1940 in Washington. Doyle served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific.  Doyle worked for Roe Heating from 1950-1972 then for Brown Heating and Cooling from 1972-1978, and owned and operated Doyle’s service center from 1978 until he retired. During retirement Doyle and Helen managed the Autumn Park apartments from 1981-1992. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as an elder for many years.  Doyle was a member of the Odd Fellow’s Lodge, served on the Patient Advocate Board at McCreedy Home and was a member of the Singing Grandpas. Doyle enjoyed playing pool, he played for over 35 years and had the Y pool room named, Brown Billiards room. Doyle enjoyed dancing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Hazelett of Washington, Lois Lemley and special friend Don McAvoy of Washington, and Betty Jo Hamil and special friend Gary Dawson of Washington, three brothers, Kenneth (Martha) Brown of Mt. Pleasant, Clarence (Pauline) Brown of Washington, and Dale (Joyce) Brown of Jackson, MO, 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren.

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen in 2007, sisters Virginia Paxton, Josephine Mullikin, Leila Mullikin, brother Burl Brown.

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Family of Doyle Brown: For 8 years (1983-2001)I worked at Jim's Standard, where Doyle would come in as a loyal patron. I got to know him through that business, and his gentleman-like behavior resonates with me today. Your loved one is a true person of nature, kindness, friendship and respect. My sincerest to all of you during this difficult time.

Nancy Tobin-Butterbaugh-Jenkins Jul 14 2019 12:00 AM

Doyle was always a pleasure to talk to when he came into the Y to play pool each day. Let the good memory get you through this time of sorrow.

Lisa Buitendorp Jul 14 2019 12:00 AM

our deepest sympathy to Lois, BJ, & Phyllis and family. Your dad will be missed but never forgotten, I will always remember his kind ways and smile. Michael and Carla McCandless

carla mccandless Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

Sending positive thoughts to everyone effected by your loved one's passing. Thinking of you all. :)

Karen Kane Jul 11 2019 12:00 AM

To say Doyle was an incredible man, would be an understatement. Here is a copy of what I wrote about him for his 98th birthday... Doyle Brown who will be 98 on his next birthday, May 4th, has been playing pool in the club for over 35 years. Doyle is a proud father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, native of Washington and World War II veteran that served in the South Pacific as an Army Soldier working in a truck company battalion that provided support to the 5th Air Force Division. He worked for Rowe Heating & Air-conditioning for over 25years and in 1964 completed a job installing air for the Rotary Club here in our building. Doyle was surprised today by his fellow pool players. The guys had a special sign handcrafted and engraved naming the Billiard Room here at the YMCA The Brown Billiard Room. Doyle felt honored by this act of sincere gratitude and kindness from his buddies. Doyle is a very humble man with a great big heart. His buddies told me that he even still gets out to dance a couple times a week! This my friends was a very special moment!!! What an awesome gesture to show Doyle what a special influence he has had on this club and each of the members that belong to it. I can only imagine the stories that he has collected throughout the years! I uploaded the pictures from these precious moments that I was honored to be a part of... I just love this man! Doyle was always humble, was always kind and to me will be remembered as the sweetest man I ever knew. Thinking of all his family and friends during this difficult time.

Angie Goodwin Jul 11 2019 12:00 AM