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Obituary: Stephen Thomas Brown

Stephen T. Brown, 72, of Mountain View, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in White River Medical Center (Batesville) of long-standing health issues.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Alfreda (Davis) Brown. His son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Gracie Brown of Crestview, FL, and his daughter, Stephana Wilson of Newman, IL. He also leaves behind five loving grandchildren: Dalen Kain and Kason James Brown, Emily Marie, and Madison Taylor Barrow, and Macie Lynn Wilson. Furthermore, many extended family members and friends will grieve the loss, while remembering to celebrate his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother David Brown all of Mountain View.

Born in Batesville, Arkansas, on March 14, 1948, to James and Faye Brown, Stephen graduated from Mountain View High School in 1966.

He attended Arkansas Technical University, followed by a four-year enlistment in the United States Air Force as a Communications specialist. He completed his Business Administration degree in 1975 at Arkansas College (now Lyon College) of Batesville.

Upon receiving his degree, Stephen joined the Arkansas Army National Guard and was later commissioned as an officer. He deployed as an Ordnance Officer in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He later transitioned to the U.S. Army Reserves, and subsequently retired in the rank of Major with many awards of recognition. To support his family, Stephen worked tirelessly to establish a profitable HVAC and appliance repair business that he operated up to the point of his Desert Storm deployment. Later, he worked many years at the Conestoga factory to provide for the love of his life, and to support his growing hobby of woodworking and tinkering on lawnmowers and small engines. He also enjoyed setting up a small roadside stand in the middle of town to sell large quantities of sweet potatoes.

Roller-Crouch Funeral Home will host visitation this Monday, Feb. 22 between the hours of 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 1:00 p.m. He will be interred in the family plot at Big Springs Cemetery in Newnata.

In compliance with the CDC regarding COVID-19 and public safety, everyone who enters the funeral home must provide and wear a mask, please observe social distancing guidelines and remain six feet apart.

Attendance is limited to 35 people at one time in addition to the family.

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