Joseph Eugene Brown Jr., of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Richard Murphy Hospice House at the age of 76. He was born on January 3, 1942 in Cape Giradeau, Missouri, the son of the late Joseph Eugene Brown Sr. and the late Clarice LaVaughn Scheper Brown.

Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph E. Brown, III; grandchildren, Brendon Kyle Brown and Gavin Harris Brown; siblings, Marsha Sue McAllen, James Gordon Brown, Linda Morris, Sharon Sims, Roger Brown, Brenda Stephens, Dorothy Brown,  Rodney Brown, Judy Snider, Sally Brown, Ramona Brown, and Randolph Brown; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his baby sister, Katherine Marie Brown.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 9:00 am until the Funeral Service begins at 11:00 am at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd. Hammond, Louisiana 70401.

Interment will follow at Rosaryville Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph E. Brown Jr.'s memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at

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