Baylous Winkler Brown
Baylous Winkler Brown
  • January 7, 1927 - December 12, 2017
  • Hamilton, Texas

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Baylous Winkler Brown went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 12, 2017 at his home in Hamilton after living 90 years, 11 months, and 5 days.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home in Hamilton. Burial followed at the Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Baylous was born January 7, 1927, the eighth and youngest child of Joe Rogers and Martha (Mattie) Killion Brown in May, Brown County, Texas.

He was a member of The Church at Blue Ridge and was an ordained deacon.

He went to school in May and in Bangs, Texas. His mother died just before his 11th birthday and he received his hardship driver's license at age 13 to help his dad on the farm. He loaded the Model A with crates of dewberries to go sell to little old ladies who would buy because he was a child. At age 14 he left home to go to Fort Worth and started working for Central Freight at the loading dock and driving trucks.

He was drafted into the Army on Friday the 13th in April of 1945. He returned home after the war and tried farming but no rain resulted in crop failure. He reenlisted in the Air Force in December 1947 and served overseas in England for 9 years before retiring as Master Sergeant on November 30, 1966 with 21 years for service.

He worked for Pollard Simons in Fort Worth as property manager of about 1000 apartments until 1974, moved to Granbury, and drove for Central Freight, then to Hamilton in 1978, where he farmed and ranched.

Baylous married Evelyn Fulks in 1945. They had 3 children, Rodney, Randall, and Patricia. Later in 1958 he married Jennifer Gilbey in England. They had one son, Aaron. After her death he married Rebecca Jane Perry in 2002 who survives him.

He was the last remaining member of his family and was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert Felton, Joe Rogers, Jr., Jack Bill Brown; sisters, Addie Marie (Wallace), Fannie Idell (Coker), Ona B. (Bishop), Clara Bell (Hubbard); son, Randall; grandchildren, Katrina, Joshua, and Britton Brown.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Rebecca Jane; son, Rodney and wife, Glenda Brown of Gatesville; daughter, Patricia and husband, Greg Harden of Pilot Point; son, Aaron of Fort Worth; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Cemetery Association 506 S. Williams Street, Hamilton, TX 76531 where he served as president for many years.