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Luther Lee Brown – December 13, 2013

Brown Obit PhotoLuther Lee Brown, 78, went to be with his heavenly Father on Dec. 13, 2013.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Jess Little officiating. Burial will be in Claude Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Luther was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Claude to Annie and Cliff Brown. He attended Claude High School and served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne. Luther co-owned and operated B & B Farms for over 30 years and continued farming and ranching up until his death.
Luther was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching any sport but was especially fond of the Texas Rangers baseball team. He was known to put a few dollars on a game or horse race every once in a while especially when in Las Vegas. Luther spent much of last months on earth marking off items on his bucket list. These included going to the Kentucky Derby, seeing the Dallas Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Spring Training Baseball in Arizona and eating Sushi. He enjoyed spending time in Las Vegas, where he once played craps with Charlie Pride at the Desert Inn.
Luther enjoyed teaching his grandkids the art of farming and ranching. His legacy will live on through each and every person he touched.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rita Dye Brown; his mother, Annie Brown; and his father, Cliff Brown.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy Duke and husband Johnny of Splendora; three sons, Mike Campbell and Chad Brown, both of Claude, and Lee Brown and wife Jennifer of Lewisville; a stepdaughter, Karie York and husband Steve of Lubbock; a stepson, Phillip “Dinker” Wheeler of Canyon; four sisters, Wilma Anglin of Wittman, Ariz., Jean Skelton and Dokey McFarland and husband Donnie, all of Amarillo, and Shirley Hodges of Cypress; 11 grandchildren, Justin White, Sandra Aborn, Rebecca Lee and husband Phil, Micah Campbell and wife Tara, Deidre Frazier and husband Warren, Caitlin Hoon and husband Jacob, Trey Brown, Tara Brown, Lindsey Brown, Jessica Hernandez and husband Emanuel and Kale York; 12 great-grandchildren who he loved dearly; and many nieces and nephews who called him “Bub”.
The family suggests memorials be to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX, 79174-0001.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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