Webster Brown

Published 1:30 pm Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Webster Everett Brown, age 94, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his residence in Bogalusa.

Web attended the University of Washington, where he was all star starting forward. He served his country in the Air Force as pilot in World War II. After leaving the service he worked for Gaylord/Crown Zellerbach in Bogalusa. He played basketball for a team organized by Gaylord. He was transferred several times around the country while employed by Crown Zellerbach. He attended First Baptist Church, where he was a member of Carl Cutrer’s Sunday school class.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Earlyene Seal Brown; his parents, Richard M. Brown and Dorothy Davies Brown; brothers and sisters, Wes Brown, Prissy Stevenson, Ralph Brown, Debbie Brown, Dick Brown and Noel Brown; and a granddaughter, Meredith Menaugh.

He is survived by one son, Richard Webster Brown (Donna) of Bogalusa; two daughters, Blaine Brown Kelly of Bogalusa and Dana Brown Lawrence (Craig) of Doylestown, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Kristi Brown Galofaro, Melissa Brown Seal, Nicole Campbell Natoli, Chad Joseph Campbell, Chase Everett Campbell, Kevin Sullivan Kelley and Jennifer Kelley Gritton; two step-grandchildren, Nancy Ann Lawrence Lambert and Ruth Ann Lawrence Meek; eight great-grandchildren, Felicia Marie Seal Piere, Tiffany Ann Seal, Abigal Elizabeth McNeal, Lauren Ainsley McNeal, Aiden Richard Hazel, Ella Claire Galofaro, Tyler Matthew Natoli and Ethan Ryan Natoli; and a step-great-grandchild, Dylan Matthews Lambert. He is also survived by many loving caregivers, including Sheila McLain, who over the years has become a special part of the family.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, from noon until 2 p.m. The funeral services will be held at the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

The active pallbearers will be Chad Campbell, Chase Campbell, Kevin Kelley, Welton Seal II, Jeremy Seal and Brian Galofaro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Bogalusa or Alzheimers Research.

To view and sign the register book, visit pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.