Oko “O.D.” Dalton Brown, Jr.
Oko “O.D.” Dalton Brown, Jr., 77, of Groves, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at Cypress Glen East in Port Arthur. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City.
Officiating will be the Rev. Paul Zoch of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Bridge City.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 15, 1934, O.D. was the son of Oko Dalton Brown, Sr. and Dorothy (Swisher) Brown. From 1952 to 1956, O.D. served in the U.S. Air Force as an Engine Mechanic and fought in the Korean War. O.D. was a police officer for the Dayton Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff’s Department. He also served twenty-two years on the Bridge City Police Department and retired as acting Chief. Those who knew O.D. know how much he loved to fish.
Preceded in death by his parents, O.D. is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Jan Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Russell Waddell of Groves; sons and daughter-in-law, Kent and Peggy Brown of Kountze, Kem Brown of Lumberton; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Charles Gray of Lumberton and Teresa and Timothy Siemek of Crosby.
He is also survived by his nineteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Louise Allen of Port Neches.
Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Jareb Logan, Russell Waddell, Blain Viator and Karlan Babineaux.