Harold Denson Brown Jr.
Madill - Harold Denson Brown, Jr., 76, of Madill, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021, at home. He was born on September 27, 1944, in Waukegan, Illinois to Harold Denson Brown, Sr. and Inola Marjorie Frost Brown. Harold was raised in Madill and graduated from Madill High School in 1962. He joined the United States Navy and served on a patrol ship during the Vietnam War. After his service in the Navy, he studied at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma where he met Rebecca (Becky) Jeanne Hooper. The two were married on March 24, 1973, in Durant. They were devoted to one another until her death in 2016. Harold worked for WW Trailers for 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Madill where he sang in the choir. He spent a lot of time outdoors camping, fishing, and backpacking. His knowledge of these outdoor arts were a gift he shared with the local Boy Scout Troop. He had a deep love and respect for the Boy Scouts and served as local Scoutmaster for over 38 years. In his years with the Scouts he received District Scoutmaster of the Year twice, the District Award of Merit, and the Silver Beaver Award, all recognizing outstanding leadership in the troop and district. Recently Harold was inducted into the BSA Chickasaw District Hall of Fame.
He is survived by:
Children: Elizabeth Scott and husband Yannash, Madill, Oklahoma, Katie Hill and husband Brad, Alva, Oklahoma. 4 Grandchildren: Ryan Scott Madill, Oklahoma, Jasper Denson Scott, Madill, Oklahoma, Megan Hill, Pheonix, Arizona, James Denson Hill, Alva, Oklahoma. Mother: Inola Brown, Madill, Oklahoma.
Harold was preceded in death by his father; wife; brother, Charles Mark Brown; and sister, Iris Jeannette Bruce.
Memorials may be made to the Arbuckle Area Council; BSA, POB 5309, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73403
Service will be Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 10:00 am at the First United Methodist Church, Madill, Oklahoma. Pastors Steve and Wanda Littrell will officiate the service. Music arranged by Sue Beard. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 02, 2021