John Wesley Brown

John Wesley Brown, known as Wesley, 92, of Bryant, died on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
He was born April 8, 1921, to the late John and Burlie Crow Brown. 
Wesley was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II and later graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas).  He did post-graduate work at the University of Arkansas.
Wesley was a teacher and coach at Fuller High School for five years before accepting a position in personnel at Reynolds Metals Co., where he worked more than 30 years until his retirement.
Wesley was a lifetime resident of Bryant and very active in the community.  He served on the Bryant Water Commission for more than 30 years.  Wesley served several terms on the Saline County Board of Adult Education and continued to serve on the Saline County Equalization Board until his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Hiram Brown; and three sisters, Edna McMoran, Violette Johnson and Dorothy Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Noma Brown; a daughter, Cindy Olafsson of Bryant; a brother, Harold Brown of Warren; a sister, Doris Weise of Benton; a sister, Willene Deaton of Salem; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, whom he loved dearly.
Funeral is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Bryant First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hammett Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Alexander.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 7, at Ashby Funeral Home.
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