June 10, 2021
Billy D. Brown, 86, of Montgomery, Minn., died May 29, 2021.
Bill was born in Newby, Okla., and lived there with his mother, a schoolteacher, and his younger brother, Clayton, until he completed the eighth grade. The family then moved to Burr Oak where he graduated from high school in 1952.
Following high school, Bill attended Oklahoma Central University in Edmond for 2 1⁄2 years majoring in pre-engineering. Shortly before his draft number came up in 1955, he joined the U.S. Navy as a cadet in their pilot training program. This became the foundation of his lifelong career as a commerci...