TORRINGTON – Funeral services for Larry Gene Brown, 74, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Cederholm officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 10 a.m. to noon and the casket will be open at the church prior to the service.
Mr. Brown was born August 2, 1942, in Torrington, the son of Earl and Britta (Snider) Brown. He graduated from Torrington High School, where he participated in track and won many ribbons and awards.
Mr. Brown enlisted in the US Navy and served on the USS Norton Sound AVM-1. He was an excellent seaman and toured the world. He later worked as a derrick skinner in the oil fields in Wyoming.
He loved to be outdoors, enjoyed fishing, big game hunting and camping. Mr. Brown raised, showed and sold Black Angus calves. He was always game to play cards and he collected figurines and model cars.
He loved celebrating the holidays, especially Christmas. He enjoyed sightseeing, traveling, collecting and dining at “The Bullet” in Morrill, Neb.
He loved animals and animals loved him. His country yard was a safe haven for animals. His border collie, Blaze, and his cat, Kitty Meow, were great companions.
Mr. Brown was a caring and loving brother. His life was filled with deep love for his family. He will always be remembered for his generous spirit, quick humor and his kindness.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Moose Lodge #664. Eliza (Chandler) Snider, his grandmother, was a founding member of the First Baptist Church in Torrington when it was started in a train boxcar. His ancestors came from England, Scotland, Ireland and Germany. His “Rawley Rich” family owned plantations in Green County, Penn.
Survivors include his sisters, Sharon (John) Rife of Murphy, Texas, Alice Brown of Bella Vista, Ark., Dorothy Eisenach of Cheyenne and Isabell Hill of Lingle.
His parents; brothers Ed, Leroy, and David Brown; and sisters Betty Nickelson Trupp, Donna Cooper Michael and Lois Caldwell preceded him in death.
The family requests memorials to either the First Baptist Church or Waggin Tails Animal Shelter. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.