December 6, 1927 ~ August 12, 2011
LINDEN-Funeral services for Paul Taylor Brown, 83, of Linden will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, August 15, 2011 at Reeder-Davis Schindler Chapel with Rev. Clifford Toney officiating. Interment will be at Linden Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 to 7pm. Mr. Brown was born in Linden, December 6, 1927 to Noah Paul and Iva Surratt Brown. He went to be with his heavenly father on August 12, 2011. He was retired from Day and Zimmerman, a member of Linden United Methodist Church, Linden VFW Post 6968 and the American Legion. He served in the US Navy. He was also a charter member of the Northeast Texas Fox Hunters Association and the Junior National Fox Hunters Association, having served on the board for many years. He was affectionately known as Taylor, PT and PaPaw. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Erwin Brown, a daughter, Wanda Erwin Owens, a sister, Melba Fant, two brothers, William C. Brown and John Loy Brown. Mr. Brown is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Patricia Erwin of Linden; six grandchildren, Shayne Erwin and Tracie Erwin Bynum of Linden, Earl Owens, Donnie Ray Owens, Leanne Andradez and Linda Serrano all of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six great grandchildren, Chase and Cade Bynum, Gracie Owens, Seth and Bianca Andradez and Katelyn Owens; one sister, Farene Jones of Ft. Worth; two brothers, James Elmer Brown of Linden and Sam Brown of Ft. Worth; two sisters-in-law, Nellie Brown of Linden and Johnie Stewart of Huntsville; plus numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts & prayers.
Family of Taylor Brown, I am so sorry for your loss. He and my dad were real close, kinda like a father-son relationship. They loved each other very much.
Uncle Taylor was one of a kind! I have many happy memories of spending summer days with him and Aunt Melba. Even though I am not there physically for the funeral today I will be there in love and spirit. I am wishing you strength to sustain you during this difficult time and healing to soothe mind and spirit that comes from the light and love of those around you. I love you all. Charlotte