THOMAS J. BROWN
Junction City Daily Union
copy from Johnson Funeral Chapel
Funeral services for Thomas J. Brown, 96, Wichita, will be
2 p.m. Saturday(1) at
the Johnson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steven Absher of the
First United Methodist Church. Mr. Brown died Wednesday, April
12, at his home in Wichita.
He was born July 21, 1892 in Bourbon County, near Fort Scott,
to Jacob and Martha Capps Brown. He worked for the railroad as
a young man and served with the Army in France during World War
I. He enjoyed woodworking and was a furniture salesman for 21
years at Hellum's Furniture Store in Wichita. Before he retired
at the age of 93, he had worked the last four years for the American
Savings and Loan Company.
In October, 1919 he married Emily Spittles in Wichita. She preceded
him in death Nov 23, 1988.
He was a member of the Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Wichita.
Survivors include two daughters, Genevieve Atherton, Crocker,
MO., Doris Howard, Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren, 10
great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Ada Simpson, and
four brothers, John, Harrison, Jap(2)
and Gus Brown.
The family and friends will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Johnson Funeral Chapel.
Casket bearers will be Richard Spittles, Paul Spittles, Bill
Spittles, Clarence Erichsen, Donald Sanders and Darrell Spittles.
The organist will be Ferrell Miller.
Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hyde Park United Methodist
The Johnson Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
(1) April 15, 1989