June 2, 1929 - Dec. 14, 2018
A.R. ‘Red’ Brown, 89, a long-time resident of Boerne, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Born to Arthur A. Brown and Eunice C. Brown on June 2, 1929, in Corpus Christi, where he grew up and graduated from Corpus High School, Red went on to attend Rice University on a track scholarship.
Red was one of the most prolific track stars in Buc history. He helped lead Corpus Christi High to the track and field state title in 1947 when he was the high point man of the meet and anchored the record-setting mile relay team. Red was inducted to the Buccaneers Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. He ran for Rice University, anchoring the national champion mile relay team and advancing to the nationals in the 100 and 220. He also ran for the United States Track Team in 1949, setting records in Norway, Sweden and Stockholm. In 1950 he ran a 9.5 100-yard dash.
He began a life-long career at Brown Oil Tools in March 1960. He served in various management positions, including the assistant to the President. He retired in 1994 and moved to Boerne and had a successful real estate career.
He loved The Lord, his family and friends and hunting.
Red was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Helen Handley and his son-in-law Richard Merchant. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Carolyn Brown. He is also survived by his children Art and wife BeBe Brown of Kerrville; Kelli Merchant of Boerne; Vince and wife Kim Hatfield of Tomball; Kyle and wife Chris Brown of Sequin; Jan and husband George Mankey of Aledo; and Dix and wife Julie Brown of Sequin; and numerous grandchildren and great grand-children.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests to send a donation to your favorite local charity.
The memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 631 S. School St., Boerne, with Pastors Jason Brown and Bubba Stahl officiating.