Willard Eugene Brown, 85, Holden, Missouri, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012, at Holden Manor Care Center.      He was born August 25, 1927 in LaTour, Missouri the son of Joseph W. and Ruth Murrell (Newton) Brown.  He graduated from Holden High School and lived in the community all of his life.  On September 16, 1946 he married Betty Rose Timms in Greeley, Colorado.      Mr. Brown was a farmer and stockman and a member of First Baptist Church in Holden.      He leaves his wife, Betty, of the home; two sons, Michael Eugene Brown, Holden, MO, and William Kevin Brown, Peoria, AZ; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES AND BURIAL – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Holden Cemetery under the direction of Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home, Holden, MO

OFFICIANT – Chaplain Eric Kurz