Larry Allan Brown, 73, received his angel wings Sunday (Dec. 22, 2019). He passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. Larry was born on Feb. 16, 1946, in Topeka, to Lawrence and Wilma Brown. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served two tours in Vietnam during his service.
He loved coaching and watching his children play sports. He was an avid sports fans, attending KU basketball games while living in Lawrence.
In 1995, Larry moved to the El Dorado area and married his wife Rhonda on Feb. 1, 1996. He continued to watch his children play sports until they graduated. Larry was not much of a fisherman but enjoyed spending time with his children during fishing trips.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda; children: Christopher Barley (Kristie), Gregory Barley (Jessica), Matthew Barley (Yuliya), Paul Brown, Phillip Brown (Rosemary), Patrick Brown (Connie), Penny Kellum (Dave) and Michaela Pratt; sibling, Rick Brown (Hazel); 17 grandchildren (with one on the way); one great-grandchild; and many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Wilma; sister, Patty; and niece, Taleesha.
Celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 4, 2020) at the First Baptist Church on 11th Street in Towanda.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Paragon Performance Sports, 4701 Stag Hill Rd., Manhattan, KS 66502.