Myrl Boyd Brown, 56, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. He is the son of Phyllis Rose Brown Hesston and the late William Oscar Brown.
Myrl was born Jan. 29, 1959, in Newton. He attended Newton High School and then joined the Navy, where he was stationed in San Diego until his discharge. After leaving the Navy, he did various jobs on and off until he landed his dream job of being a bass guitarist for several bands that included, Josh Vowell and the Rumble, Brothawood and the latest band Cleveland Blues. Music was his life, and he will be missed by many who followed along with him. He shared his passion for living and a passion for making music with his longtime girlfriend Terry Parker of Topeka.
Myrl is survived by his mother, Phyllis Rose Brown, Hesston; two sisters, Rowena Chaple and husband Willie of Park City, and Amanda (Mandy) Botterweck and husband Terry of Newton. He also is survived by brothers Jerry Brown, Lead Hill, Ark., Stanley Brown, Phoenix, Ariz, and Doug Spencer, Maui, Hawaii. Along with the above survivors are many nieces and nephews and his beloved pug Max. He was preceded in death by his father William O. Brown and a brother Philip Cope.
Arrangements are being handled by Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.