David D. Brown
June 25,1947 to June 12, 2021
David Dee Brown, 73 went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ June 12, 2021. He died in the loving care of his wife of 42 years, Diane Williamson Brown after months of battling illness. He was loved by friends, family and godsons who will miss his encouragement and enduring smile. David joyfully attended countless birthdays, concerts, graduations, and weddings to celebrate with those he loved.
David grew up in Leon, Kansas with parents Ted and Agnes Brown, alongside siblings Ted Brown, Barbara Brown McKee and Kathy Brown Glaves. Attending summer band camps, he excelled in playing the baritone horn. He served as president of his high school senior class and went on to graduate from Wichita State University. He soon moved to St. Louis where he married Diane and began his career with the Special School District. They moved to suburban Ballwin where he continued his work with physically and mentally challenged children for over 30 years.His compassionate and forbearing spirit demonstrated the love of Christ to staff and parents, as well as his many students.
David and Diane loved to travel– from Missouri’s Table Rock Lake to Door County, WI, from Alaskan cruise to Hawaii’s natural wonders. His love of God’s creation filled his days with wonder at the backyard bird feeders and in the tender care of family dogs. He wrote prose and poetry, painted landscapes and nurtured his love of classical literature and music throughout his life. Equally, David enjoyed Cardinal Baseball and keeping up to date with professional and college sports as an avid fan.
A committed follower of Jesus and his church, David served as a deacon at Central Presbyterian Church in the 1990’s and an elder at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in the early 2000’s. He trained as a Stephen Minister because he loved serving the Lord in ministry to those in need.
Gifts in David’s memory may be given to the Micah Project
Micah Project, Inc., Dept. 357, P.O Box 4346, Houston, Tx 77210-4346
Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Leon Christian Church
300 N. East Street
Leon, Kansas, 67074
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Central Presbyterian Church
7700 Davis Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105