Michael Joseph Brown


    Michael Joseph Brown of Byrnes Mill, Missouri was born June 1, 1953 in Rolla, Missouri to William and Lois Clark Brown and passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the age of 67 years.


    On September 16, 1995, in St. James, Missouri he married Joyce A. Byrd Brown.
    Michael retired from law enforcement. He was a police chief in Ariton, Alabama for several years. He held the rank of Sergeant in Dothan, Alabama in the Houston County Correctional Center.  He had worked locally for the Phelps and Miller County Sheriff Departments. Even though Mike was an enforcer of the law, he was also known as a kind man. Some classmates referred to him as a gentle giant. Aside from work, he enjoyed collecting guns and coins.  
    He is survived by his wife, Joyce Brown of the home; two daughters, Lisa Marie Brown and Keri Sue Brown, both of Youngstown, Ohio; one brother, Harold Brown of Rolla, Missouri; three grandchildren, Matthew, Devin and Roy; mother and father-in-law, Bill and Myrna Byrd of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Police Chaplain Dave Stain officiating.
    Burial of the ashes interred was at the St. James Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home of St. James, Missouri.