Raymond Brown, 75, a resident of Brookfield, Mo., died on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Pershing Memorial Hospital.

Raymond was born the son of Leroy and Velma May (Pontius) Brown on March 1, 1937, in Bethany, Mo. On Sept. 9, 1966, he was united in marriage to Melody Mock in Tonkawa, Okla. She survives him of the home.

He was a 1956 Chillicothe High School graduates. Raymond worked as a farmer and was a jack of all trades. He also enjoyed working with youth organizations.

Survivors include one son, David Brown, Germany; one daughter, Opal Cherokee Kate Brown and husband Bryant McCracken, Brookfield, Mo.; six grandchildren: Jennifer, Jessica, Vanessa, B.J., Bailey, Brianna; and four great grandchildren: Dameon, Ashton, Alexis, and Xander. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at 2 p.m., at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo. There will be a family visitation on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, from 12 noon until 9 p.m. Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond Brown Memorial fund, and may be left at, or mailed to, Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.