March 24, 1932 – April 4, 2018
Dr. Byron Bert (B.B.) Brown, 86, of Waco, Texas passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born March 24, 1932 in Jewett, Texas to Byron and Jewel Brown. He married Margaret Claire Beall on June 2, 1958, and celebrated 59 years of marriage together. Byron attended Jewett High School graduating in 1949. From there he went on to Lon Morris Junior College, Jacksonville, Texas, earning an Associate of Arts Degree – 1952: Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, – 1954 earning a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Physical Education and a Minor in History; The university of Texas, Austin, Texas – 1958, earning a Master of Science Degree with a Major in physical Education and a Minor in Education; Baylor University, Waco, Texas – 1970, earning a Doctor of Education Degree with a Major in Educational Administration and a Minor in Educational Psychology. He served in the United States Marine Corps stationed in Quantico, VA, and Camp Pendleton, CA as a Platoon, Machine Gun and Company Commander. He retired with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Byron had an extensive Administrative, Teaching and Professional resume. The University of Texas 1956 to 1958; Texarkana Junior College 1958 to 1960; La Vega High School 1960 to 1968, 1970 to 1971; Baylor University 1968 to 1977; Connally I.S.D. 1977-1996, ending his career in August as Superintendent of Schools. Byron had numerous publications to his credit, including Texas School Board Journal, Volume 19, September 1971, and Texas Study of Secondary Education, No. 9, 1972-1972. He was a Professional Member of the
Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Texas Middle School Association and Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association. His community service including serving as an Alderman for the City of Northcrest, Chalk Bluff Water Board Member, Chairman for the Criminal Justice Division, Heart of Texas Council of Governments, Member of the Little League Board of Directors, President of the Connally Band Booster Club and a Special Deputy of the McLennan County Sheriff Department. Byron was preceded in death by his parents, Byron Brown and Jewel Brown. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; daughters, Rebecca Lynn Brown and Brian Mann of Forney, Texas, Laura Beth Chapoy and husband, Orlando, of Sachse, Texas; grandchildren, Kyle Bradley Hancock and wife, Kimberly of Rowlett, Texas, Megan Lynn Hancock of Wylie, Texas, Alyssa Claire Hardin of Sachse, Texas, and Hannah Chapoy of Dallas, Texas; great-granddaughters, Tinley Renee Potts of Wylie, Texas, Kilyn and Kaivyn Hancock of Rowlett, Texas. Byron’s wish was to will his body to the UTSW Medical School. The family requests donations be made to the Marine Toys for Tots and Salvation Army.