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Joe Brown Gets A Final Farewell

People gather to honor a dear friend and share their memories of a Texoma TV fixture on Channel 3 for almost 50 years.
People gathered to honor a dear friend and share their memories of a Texoma TV fixture on Channel 3 for almost 50 years.

Joe Brown died Monday at the age of 78.

Joe started generations of Texomans' mornings with a grin and a few jokes.

He Looked down at all his friends and family smiling and laughing Friday, as they shared stories at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

“Everybody talks about how much Wichita Falls loved my dad, but I don't think everyone realized how much he loved Wichita Falls,” said Joe's son Michael Brown.

He said his dad was the same man whether he was on or off the air.

“To me and my brother he was Joe Brown but to everyone else it was like, 'Oh, Joe Brown,' as a father and a TV reporter, he was a character,” said Michael.

He was a character that had everyone looking in his direction.

“He just had a way of attracting people, some people just have a magnet personality and he did,” said Thelma Wirges who worked with Joe at the 4H office.

He captured us all through his good natured humor and stories.

“I can still see him now and his laughter that he came forth and the folding of the papers, we enjoyed that very much,” said Bob Hillery, Joe's friend.

The Browns request all memorials in Joe's honor be made to the North Texas Rehabilitation Center.
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