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Johnny Ray Brown Jr.

Johnny Ray Brown Jr., age 42 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Oklahoma.

He was born August 31, 1977 in Durant, Oklahoma, to Johnny Ray brown Sr. and Phyllis Lyons Floyd. Johnny enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He also enjoyed eating, making people laugh, and just being goofy, but most of all, loved his family and spending quality time with them. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend to all. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors are; Sons: Elijah Brown and Josiah Brown; Daughter, Adrianna Brown Austin and husband Kelvin; Stepdaughter, Ava Dixon; Grandchildren: Adalynn Austin, Aniyah Austin, Zayvion Austin, and Collin Lopez; Father, Johnny Ray Brown Sr.; Mother, Phyllis Floyd; Brothers: Nathan Paul Brown and children Nathaniel and Sarah, Mike Floyd, wife Heather, and daughter Destiny; Sisters: Loretta Sue Bass, husband Jesse and daughter Breanna, Terry Armijo, husband Frankie and children Ethan, Jacob and Meghan, Tina Jo Laws, husband Tim and children Travis, Michael and Stephanie, Sarina Floyd, Tim Bass and daughter Miya; Mother of Children: Andrea Oglesby; Nieces and Nephews: Braylee, Jozulee, Braxlee, Erica Watts and husband Chad.

He was preceded in death by his father Aubrey Joe Floyd, brother Philip Ashley Brown, grandparents Paul Brown, Quita Brown, Robert Bee Lyons, and Nellie Lyons.

Graveside service will be Friday, May 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Gaston Cemetery in Black Springs, Arkansas. Services are under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Chad Watts, Tyler Smedley, JB Bass, Allen Rector, Alex Escobar, and Kelvin Austin.

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