Glenn Brown, our friend and former Dairy Products Institute of Texas President passed away May 3, 2012 in Kerrville Texas. Glenn was President of DPI from 1971 until retiring in 2009 after 38 years. Below is Glenn's obituary from his memorial service.

 

 

Glenn Roland Brown

Glenn Roland Brown was born on June 3, 1928 in Griffin, Texas to George and Sally Evans Brown. He died in Kerrville, Texas on May 3, 2012 at the age of 83. Glenn graduated from Jacksonville High School, The University of Texas and attended the The University of Texas School of Law and was a member of the State Bar of Texas. Glenn married Peggy Mayhugh Cox on December 16, 1955 and together they have six children. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of Kerrville, Texas, children Peggy Gunter of Keedysville, Maryland, Kathryn Colby and Michael Smith of Hagerstown, Maryland, Ralph K. Brown and wife Susan, of Houston, Texas, Glenn Brown, Jr. of Austin, Texas and Kerri (Missy) Brown Gannaway and husband Steve, of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Michael Brown and Donna Alexander of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother, Hulon Brown and wife Betty of Jacksonville, Texas. Glenn proudly served his country as an Army Counter Intelligence Specialist during the Korean War.

Glenn’s early career included play-by-play and color radio announcer for the Humble Broadcasting Company doing Southwest Conference football games. He especially loved announcing the University of Texas Longhorn games, a team he followed lifelong. One of his biggest thrills was being named an honorary coach from Darryl Royal for the famous 1969 Texas Arkansas football game. Of course, the Longhorns won and Glenn was given an autographed game ball by Coach Royal. He worked several years in the late 1960’s for Austin Channel 42 as an evening sports anchor. This was actually a moonlighting job; his days were spent as an Assistant Attorney General for Crawford Martin. Glenn’s career also took him to Washington DC where he was head of the SBIC program after being given a presidential appointment to that position by Lyndon Johnson, and later was an advance man for President Lyndon Johnson. Glenn oversaw Johnson’s trips overseas, including a one month stay in Malaysia and Thailand. From 1971 until he retired in 2009 Glenn was President of the Dairy Products Institute of Texas.

Glenn and Peggy led a life full of sports and travel. Their travels took them to many countries including Kenya, Russia, England and Mexico. Glenn and Peggy enjoyed attending Texas Longhorn football and basketball games for many years. Glenn was the Longhorns biggest fan.

The family request donation's on Glenn's behalf be sent to the Alzheimer's Association.

Peggy Brown currently resides at River Hills Health and Rehab Center, 2091 Bandera Highway, Room 218, Kerrville, Texas 78028