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Robert Melvin Brown

September 24, 1935 — June 16, 2023

Bronte & Canadian

Robert Brown, 87, of Bronte and Canadian, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2023, in Canadian, TX.


Family visitation will be 3:00 PM Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.  Public visitation will be Monday, 2 PM to 8 PM and Tuesday, 9 AM to 8 PM.


Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Brookshire Cemetery in Runnels County with Rev. Mark Turman, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.


Robert Melvin Brown was born September 24, 1935, in Albany to Charlie & Willie Mae Brown. He graduated from Bronte High School and attended San Angelo College.  Robert met a beautiful young woman, Lorene Hill from Canadian, they were married August 5, 1957.  Robert and Lorene were married 64 years, they raised their family in the Bronte community.  She preceded him in death on October 3, 2020.  Robert worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for West Texas Utilities.  He loved being a dad & a husband, working the land, handling cattle, and even bailing hay. The last twenty plus years Robert and Lorene divided their time between Bronte and the Hill family ranch in Roberts County.  Robert was quick to make a long-time friend and be a friend to all.


He was also preceded in death by his parents, Charlie & Willie Mae and a brother, Charles Ray Brown.


Survivors include son, Miles Brown of Bonte; daughter, Debbie Brown of Canadian; 2 grandchildren; Monica Gauer of San Antonio and Derrick Gauer of Canadian; 2 great grandchildren; Serene Blache and Melvin Stockman; sister, Flora Mae Brown Flannagan; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s West Texas Chapter, 5410 S. Bell St., Suite 411, Amarillo, TX 79109.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, June 20, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian

203 S 3rd St, Canadian, TX 79014

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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