Napoleon “Poe” Brown’s life began on July 4, 1947 in Holly Grove, Arkansas; the son of Alfonso N. and Rozella (Houston) Brown. He graduated and received his diploma from El Dorado High School. Poe proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Henrietta “Penny” Clayborn on June 16, 1967 in El Dorado. Poe worked hard for his family, working as a fireman and then for Getty and Texaco refineries and the Shell Pipeline and in retirement worked at the carwash. He enjoyed staying active and loved running. Poe enjoyed playing basketball and watching sports on T.V. He had a deep and rooted faith and loved the Lord. Poe’s greatest joy was his family, which includes his wife, Penny of El Dorado; children Thalvis Brown of Wichita and Lynette (Aaron) Martin of Wichita; grandchildren Chaylondra Johnson, Damonn Johnson, Dajay Brown, Jaiden Davis, Brooklynn Martin; great-grandchildren Maya Brown and Anyla Johnson; and sister Loree (Mac) Rice of El Dorado. Poe went to be his Lord on April 25, 2022 in El Dorado. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Othello “Stell” Ball, Juanita Thomas, Lugene Brown, and Alonzo Brown. Friends may gather with the family from 5-7pm on Thursday, May 5 at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. Homegoing Service will be held at 11am at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home on Friday, May 6. Poe will be laid to rest at Sunset Lawns Cemetery in El Dorado.
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