Leon Brown March 1, 1936 to April 1, 2018
Jesse Leon Brown, 82, passed on from this Earth on April 1st at Kingwood Medical Center, surrounded by his loving daughters. He was known as “Leon” to friends, “the ultimate grand Poombah” to his family, and “the only worthy human” by his cat Tinkerbell (prounouced "TANKerbell").
Leon was born in Houston, Texas to Jesse Herman and Cora Marie Brown on March 1, 1936. He graduated from Charles Bennett High School in Humble, TX in 1954 and remained close with many of his classmates. After a brief stint in the Army, he graduated from Sam Houston State University. He worked in the banking industry, serving as a bank officer for both Port City State Bank and Union Bank. Leon was a quiet man with quick wit. His hobbies included maintaining the yard at his New Caney home of 40 years, listening to blues music, perfecting his eye roll at his daughters’ antics, and joining in on shenanigans anytime he could.
Leon leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Betty Jo Bailey Brown, and his three daughters Jessica Brown, Angela Brown, and Amanda Brown. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Donald Brown and Jimmie Brown.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Leon Brown will take place on Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m. at Darst Funeral Home in Kingwood, Texas. The family would like for this to be a sharing of memories, and request that you please bring your best stories about Leon and his beloved Browns. The service will immediately be followed by a potluck gathering of family and friends; everyone is encouraged to stay. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Harbor Foundation in support of Harbor House Hospice, in memory of Jesse Leon Brown. Information may be found at HarborFoundation.com