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Raymond Eugene Brown
10/29/1946 - 02/01/2021
Obituary for Raymond Eugene Brown
Raymond Eugene Brown, 74, of Sedalia, MO passed away Monday, February 1, 2021 at Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center in Marceline, MO. He was born on October 29, 1946 in Sedalia, MO the son of Claude R. Brown and Esther (Scott) Brown, who preceded him in death.
On May 20, 1988 in Marshall, MO he was united in marriage to Tammy Louise Kelz, who resides in the home.
Raymond was a member of Longwood Presbyterian Church. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. He was an over the road truck driver, auto mechanic and spent the last 20 plus years working as a sales representative for Riggins Ag-Co. Raymond enjoyed dirt track racing, working on anything with an engine, and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. He especially loved attending State Fair basketball and Sedalia Bomber baseball games, and getting together annually with his military buddies for reunions. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife he is survived by four daughters, Debbie Davidson of Sedalia, Angie Brown of Sedalia, Kayla Koch (Rebecca) of Indianapolis, IN, and Whitney Fahrendorf (Tanner) of Blackwater, MO; three brothers, Robert Brown of Springfield, MO, Dennis Brown, and Chris Brown (Debbie) both of Sedalia; six grandchildren, Maddie, Hunter, Bre, Kinslee, Avery, and Layne; a brother-in-law, Scott Kelz (Loretta) of Sweet Springs, MO; two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Billings (Danny) of Topeka, KS and Debbie DeVorss of Olathe, KS; father and mother-in-law Mike and Mary Kelz of Marshall, MO; many nieces and nephews; and his fur babies, dogs - Lillie and Ellie; and cats - Harley and Hurley.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Ty Lyles.
A graveside service and burial will held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Union Cemetery, rural Sedalia, with J.R. Greer, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by Whiteman Air Force Base Honors Team and Sedalia VFW Post #2591.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Brown, John Foster, Drew Gilmore, Hunter Davidson, Izaya Price, and Danny Billings
Honorary bearers will be Tanner Fahrendorf and J.R. Kenyon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Longwood Presbyterian Church or to the State Fair Community College Athletic Booster Club.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.
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