Clyde O’Neal Brown, 91, of Benton passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Beedeville to Joe and Hattie Brown.
He was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad where he was a road master and held the title of supervisor of tracks. He was a member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church and an avid gardener.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth and Sherman; and one son, Larry.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Cathryn Elizabeth (VanLandingham) Brown; his daughter, Veronica Faye (Brown) Stracener and husband Richard; his grandchildren, Doug Stracener and wife Cindy, Kristy Fulmer and husband Denton, Angela White and husband Paul and Kerry Hobbs and husband Jason, all of Benton; great-grandchildren, Joshua Denison, Katy Stracener, Kally Leeman, Tiffany Leeman, Olivia Suggs, Zach White, Bret Stracener, Trent White and Jaycee Hobbs and two great-great-grandchildren, Braydon Denison and Avery Davenport.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home with the Revs. Phillip Drennan and Frank Thurman officiating. Entombment will follow in Forest Hills.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton.
Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Music Department, 612 Valley View, Benton, AR 72019.
Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard .