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Dan Brown

July 26, 1938 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Dan Brown Obituary

Drybrush watercolor artist Dan Brown died peacefully Sept. 16, 2023, at his Fort Worth home where he lived with his wife of 65 years, Joyce Hawkins Brown.

He was born July 26, 1938, in Midland, Texas, to Claude and Artelle Brown who named their son James Daniel, but always called him by some variation of his middle name (Daniel). In 1943 the family moved to Lubbock, Texas, where Dan grew up.

Dan’s natural talent for art was first encouraged by his 4th Grade art teacher. He graduated in 1956 from Monterey High School where he served on the annual art staff and took as many art classes as possible, then attended Texas Tech to study art.  After a 15-year career in advertising art, Dan pursued his lifelong dream to earn his living by painting Texas landscapes.

For forty years, Dan traveled the Texas Art Circuit selling his original paintings and prints of those paintings.  More than 10,000 collectors own his artwork. During those same 40 years, Dan taught art classes in his home studio.  Hundreds of people learned to call him teacher and friend.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents and his younger sister, Glenna Brown Hubbard Whitley.

He is survived by his wife Joyce, their son Vincent Brown and wife Linda, their daughter Danna Webber and husband Cliff. He is survived by four grandchildren: Randall Brown and wife Amanda, Christopher Brown, Danielle Webber Rittgers and husband Nick, and Jonathan Webber; by three great grandsons: Brock, Parker, and Hudson Brown; by two nieces: Paige Hubbard Wiselogel and Shannon Hubbard Lemons; by two great nieces and four great nephews.

Also counted as his survivors are a large group of in-laws: four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, and more than 30 nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Dan was a long-time member of Western Hills United Methodist Church where he taught children and youth and served on the church council.

A memorial service celebrating Dan’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at Western Hills United Methodist Church, 2820 Laredo Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, 76116.  In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to designate gifts to the church.

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Memorial Service
November 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Western Hills United Methodist Church
2820 Laredo Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76116


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