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Obituary – Daniel L. Brown

Daniel Lee Brown, age 62, was born April 3, 1959, to Lester Dean and Eyvonne (Hildebrand) Brown in Rolla, Mo. He passed away on January 19, 2022, at home in Beulah, Mo.

Daniel was a 1977 graduate of Waynesville High School. He later went to school to become a Chef, completing an apprenticeship at the Lodge of the Four Seasons. After his apprenticeship, he was offered an opportunity to work at a restaurant in Naples, Fla., called The Maribelle. He would later work for multiple restaurants in Naples.

Daniel was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and camping. If he wasn’t fishing, he was watching the St. Louis Cardinals or the Kansas City Chiefs, spending time with his family, or cooking up a meal. Daniel never held a grudge and was very forgiving. He had a heart of gold and helped others whenever he could. Daniel was also a Christian and was baptized by Pastor Bill Gray at a young age. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Daniel is preceded in death by his father, Lester Dean; his paternal grandparents, Harve and Katy Brown; and maternal grandparents, Everett and Violet Hildebrand.

Survivors include his daughters, Stephanie Brown, April Brown and Elizabeth Black; his mother, Margie Brown; six grandchildren, Zac, Alayna, Aidan, Jase, Elissa and Kyler; and one great-grandchild, Everett; along with other relatives and friends.

A funeral service for Daniel will be held Monday, January 24, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Fox Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St., Licking, MO. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to Fox Funeral Home.


  1. David J Quick on January 29, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Danny may you RIP. I will always remember riding the the bus to WJRHS and Danny Brown was the last stop on the route. It was 1972 we were in the 8th grade at time. Sometimes Danny wasn’t always ready in the morning to catch the bus – for whatever the reason, but our bus driver (Mouse) would honk the school bus horn to let Danny know the bus was there. It was so funny on one occasion Danny opened the front door to his house – he was a mess – stood with the biggest smile and with a white T-Shirt with the name “Danny Brown” in big black letters and he yelled back to Mouse he’d be ready in a minute! And the entire bus just burst into a ferocious laughter. I’ll never forget that day! He will be missed.

  2. Janice Livingston-Rivard on January 30, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Mrs Brown. I’m not sure if you remember me. But I drove Danny to your house a couple of times when his was living on the hill in Waynesville. And you were out in the stick’s he called it… He was living with Carry. I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear if his passing. I’m sending prayers and love for you and the girls. I knew April I think? I would have came to the funeral had I have known.

  3. Tammie Ezell-Bernard on August 25, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Mrs Brown I am so sorry for the loss of Dan. I just saw this and my heart breaks for you even now. In case you don’t remember me we lived in Casalon Apts together and I had the 2 girls that you and Mr Brown watched a few times. We had many conversations regarding Dan and the girls. You always spoke highly of them. Dan and I met a few times and he was always a nice guy. I am sure he will be missed by many.

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