Russel Dean Brown, of St. James, MO, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the age of 66.
He was born on July 22, 1946 in Phelps County, MO to the late Kenneth Brown and Emma (Huskey) Brown.

Dean enjoyed sports, especially Cardinal’s baseball and bowling.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a wife, Dolores Lucille Brown and one sister, Lucille.

He will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes: two sons, Michael Brown and girlfriend Heather Covington of St. James and Chris Brown and wife Gina of Kirkwood, MO; two daughters, Debbie Brown and boyfriend Kevin Clune of Columbia, MO and Jeanette Brown and fiancée Bryan Holland, Jr. of Bourbon, MO; four brothers, James Brown and wife Doris of St. James, Jerry Brown of St. Louis, MO, Terry Brown of St. Louis, MO and Denny Brown and wife Karen of Rolla; one sister, Kay Sands of St. James; seven grandchildren, Aerikh Brown, Bridgett Wilcox, Stephanie Wilcox, Charles Benton, Jr., Peyton Brown, Gage Holland and Bryan Holland, III; and the mothers of his children, Barbara Brown and Mary Gregory.

A funeral service for Dean Brown will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla. Interment will follow in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Null and Son Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla.