Burial Date September 24, 2021
Funeral Service for Tony Lee Brown, 51, of Lake Tenkiller, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Blackgum Baptist Church in Vian, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Box Cemetery in Vian, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc. The family asks that you please wear a mask and practice social distancing at the service.
April 27, 1970 – September 17, 2021
Tony Brown entered the world on April 27, 1970, in Neosho, Missouri. He was the youngest of three sons to Bill and Sharon Brown.
Tony grew up in Vian, Oklahoma and was a wolverine through and through. He spent his childhood following his older brothers around the streets of Vian and playing on any field he could get his feet on.
Upon his graduation from Vian High School, he continued his education at Northeastern State University and received his Bachelor of Science. He went on to earn his Doctorate Degree in Osteopathic Medicine at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Tony spent his medical career as a physician, touching numerous lives with his upbeat spirit and compassion.
Tony was a devoted son, loving father, and fierce friend. In his free time, you could find him fishing at Lake Tenkiller, riding his four wheelers, or going on the occasional “walkabout”. Anytime he was near the water or immersed in nature, he was smiling. He loved to travel and experience new places… and food. Tony lived in generosity and valued the relationships he made throughout his lifetime.
Tony always shared bits of wisdom that he called “pearls”. Recently, he left us with one last pearl; he said, “Stay safe and live joy. Life is to be lived! Be diligent and strong and maybe help someone along the way.”
In love, he leaves behind:
Mother: Sharon Brown of Wagoner, OK
Brother: Gary Brown and his wife Kim of Sallisaw, OK
4 children: Katie Vaught and her Husband Kyle, of Edmond OK, Bailee Brown of Oklahoma City OK, Blake and Ty Brown of Sallisaw, OK
2 grandchildren: Brooks and Nora Vaught of Edmond, OK
4 nieces and nephews: Tristan Brown of Sallisaw, OK, Kira Brown of Sallisaw, OK, Sarah Gobin and husband Dylan of Vian, OK and Bryce Brown of Ft. Smith, AR
Great-niece: Autumn Gobin
Numerous other relatives and dear friends.
He leaves us to join his father, Bill Brown and brother, Randy Brown.
Active Pallbearers will be Blake Brown, Ty Brown, Gary Brown, Tristan Brown, Bryce Brown, Kyle Vaught, Dylan, Gobin, Johnny Teehee, Orlando Garrison, Brian Hummingbird, Jeff Gordon
Honorary Pallbearers will be Blake Sanders, Krala Smith, Coach Ray Jordan, Brandon Narr, Mike Jamison, and Coach Larry King.