Obit – Larry Brownlee

Larry Gene Brownlee, 64, Osceola, was born Feb. 26, 1943, to James William and Birdie Lee (Cloud) Brownlee and departed this life Jan. 6, 2008. He was married Dec. 27, 1963, to Patsy Belk, of Wheatland, in Clinton.

Larry was in the printing and newspaper business since 1962 when he went to work for the Courier in Osceola. He started the St. Clair County Buyer’s Guide and combined it with the Courier in 1982 when a partnership was formed with Mary and Jim Dickerson of Camdenton. Larry owned a number of newspapers over the years. At the time of his death, he owned the Cedar County Buyer’s Guide and the Star Newspaper of El Dorado Springs.

He is survived by his wife, Pat, of the home; his mother, Birdie, Lowry City; brothers, James and Thomas; special nephews, Mark and Mike Brownlee; and niece, Marla Gibbens, and their families; numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews and many friends.

Services were held Wednesday in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with Rev. Durward Scott officiating.

Interment was in the Osceola Cemetery under the direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home – Osceola.

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