Bruce Alan Brown of Cuba, Missouri passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the age of 63. Bruce was born in Rolla, Missouri on September 5, 1955 to Sidney and Marilyn (Prewett) Brown. Bruce was a graduate of John F. Hodge High School class of 1973 in St James, MO. He was married to Miss Sue Ann Stewart on October 19, 1974. This union was blessed with four children. Bruce was an avid outdoorsman, he took his love and respect for nature and wildlife, and turned it into a 31 year career with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Bruce worked as a Fisheries Management Technician and then as a Wildlife/Forestry Technician. He took his job very seriously and worked hard to leave the land better than he found it. It was his joy to share his knowledge, not only with his family and friends, but with anyone he came in contact with. He was a true “hunter, gatherer” and there was nothing he enjoyed more than sharing his catch of the day with a big fish fry, with himself serving as the cook. Bruce had a great, kind way about him and he never met a stranger. He could work the room with his quick wit and funny one liners, and made everyone feel like family. Most of all Bruce loved his family, he was a proud “PaPa” to eight grandchildren, he took on the grandpa role as he did everything else in his life, with a passion and a purpose. Making sure he was teaching them about the outdoors, just as he had his own children. He took great pride in sharing their hunting and sports stories and pictures with anyone who would listen. He was a loving and dedicated son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend to many, and will be lovingly missed by all that were so fortunate to know him. Bruce Alan Brown is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sue Ann Brown, of the home, mother, Marilyn Brown, of St. James, MO; children, Jason Brown and wife Sheila, of Prairie Home, MO; Josh Brown and wife Shannon, of Cuba, MO; Jordan Brown and fiancé Justine Minzey, of Montesano, WA; and Kaitlin Brown, of the home; brothers, Bryan Brown and wife Roberta, of St. James, MO and Stewart Brown, of Edgar Springs, MO. Eight grandchildren Tucker, Kennedy, Madison, Cooper, Caleb, Miley, Thomas and Tanner. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Sidney Brown; sister-in-law, Rosa Brown; father-in-law, Oran Stewart; mother-in-law, Eva Stewart; brother-in-law Richard Stewart; sister-in-law, Judy Stewart and cousin and great friend John Hodge. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary at 11:00 AM with Pastor Craig Rippy officiating. Interment will follow at the Bowen Cemetery with Jason Brown, Josh Brown, Jordan Brown, Jimmy Anderson, Danny Marshall, Don Harding, Chris Blackwell and Jack Breuer serving as pallbearers and Bobby Stacy, Jim Parker, Glen Stellhorn, Dale Stellhorn, Tucker Brown, Parker Stewart, and Noah Blackwell serving as honorary pallbearers. A visitation for family and friends will be at the Chapel on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Memorials are suggested, and greatly appreciated to the Veterans Assistance League of St. James, cards are available at all James & Gahr locations. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Bruce Alan Brown please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Bruce Alan Brown September 5 1955 April 5 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Salem, state: Missouri