Honorable William K. "W.K." Brown

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Funeral services for the Honorable William K. "W.K." Brown, Louisiana State Representative, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria, with Dr. B. David Brooks and the Rev. David F. Boothe, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ball, with Military Honors by the Alexandria/Pineville Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation at Hixson Brothers, Alexandria, on Monday, July 18, from 9 a.m. until time of service. Mr. Brown, 88, of Alexandria, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Mr. Brown graduated from Dry Prong High School, Dry Prong. He attended LSU where he received his bachelor of science degree in 1949 and M.E. degree in 1956. He was the owner of W.K. Brown Insurance Agency, Alexandria, from 1960-1974; a representative for the State of Louisiana, Grant and Rapides parishes, from 1960-1972; Rapides Parish Manpower Program for Rapides Parish Police Jury from 1974-1977; and served the Louisiana Department of Education as the Special Assistant Superintendent of Education from 1977-1984. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Association of Retired Persons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Sr. and Irene Rhodes Brown; and 11 brothers and sisters. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Mae Foster Brown; daughter, Susan Chlotilde Brown Miller; sister-in-law, Chlotilde Foster Carlisle; and brother-in-law, Leroy "Pete" Clark; and a host of other family members and many friends. Pallbearers honored to serve will be James "Jay" Bankston, Cole Churchman, Michael Walters, Julian Perry, Clay Churchman and Mark Parker. Honorary pallbearers are L.R. "Pop" Hataway, Dr. Clarence Golemon, Leroy 'Pete" Clark, Jim Delaney and Dr. Mixon Bankston. Flowers are welcome. Memorials may be made to the 3717 Government St., Suite 7, Alexandria, LA 71302. To extend online condolences to the Brown family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 15 to July 17, 2011
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