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Donald “Donnie” Wayne Brown, Jr., age 45, of Poplar Bluff went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Donnie was born February 28, 1974, in Poplar Bluff, a son to the late Don Brown, Sr. and Rebecca Ann (Thomas) Chadwick who survives of Poplar Bluff.
Donnie was a 1991 graduate of Festus High School and later received his BSN from Missouri Western State College and his Masters in Nursing from University Of Phoenix.
On June 29, 2002, Donnie was united in marriage to Melissa Herbst in Poplar Bluff. She survives of the home.
Donnie was employed at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center as an RN and was presently employed as an RN at John J. Pershing VA Hospital.
Donnie enjoyed hunting and camping and spending time his family.
In addition to his spouse, Donnie is survived by: two daughters, Alyssa Faith and Gracie Madelynn of the home; two sisters, Stacie (Andy) Dichsen of O’Fallon, Illinois and Holly Kopp of Wildwood, Missouri; four nieces, Taylor and Peyton Dichsen, and Kaitlyn and Madelyn Kopp; two nephews, Cody Brown and Austin Dichsen; a great nephew, Landon Brown; his paternal grandmother, Marilyn Hastings of Poplar Bluff as well as many aunts, cousins and friends.
In addition to his father, Donnie was preceded in death by: his paternal grandfather George D. Brown and his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Mary Lou McPherson.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the First Baptist Church with Donnie’s uncle, Pastor David Thomas officiating.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy are suggested to the family.
Donnie had a great sense of humor and enjoyed the opportunity to share a good practical joke. The joy he gave will remain in our hearts. He was always quick to offer a helping hand and a steady shoulder to lean on. His generous and caring spirit is carried on as an organ and tissue donor, giving new life and joy to many.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com