William Paul Brown
William “Bill” Paul Brown was born January 12, 1940 in Galveston, Texas to Paul Armstrong and Ruth (Thornton) Brown. Bill grew up in Galveston and graduated from Ball High School. He was a talented athlete and was a Golden Glove champion. Bill graduated from the University of Houston where he was a four year football letterman and led his team to a conference title in 1959. He was a member of H Association and Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. After college, Bill was drafted by the Chicago Bears to play football.
Bill began his career in heating and air conditioning sales and service in 1965 in the Houston market area. He also worked in insurance sales, car sales, and with FEMA.
Bill was an avid fisherman who also loved hunting and boating. Many memories were made with his family at the beach. He found pleasure in teaching them to fish. Bill was a great cook and also enjoyed Zydeco dancing, going to the casino and many sports.
Bill took pride in his son Paul and loved having his grandchildren around. They held a special place in his heart.
Bill passed away July 29, 2013 at the age of 73 at Gambles Personal Touch Care in Texas City, TX. He will be deeply missed by wife of 23 years, Diane Brown; son, Paul Armstrong Brown, brother, Bob Brown and wife Jan; step daughter, Jamie Cash and husband Kelley Cash; grandchildren, Ashton Raschke, Leslie Cash, Logan and Skylar Leatherwood, Haley and Kyla Brown; “special daughter” and son-in-law Andra and Brandon Tidwell as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, 10:00 am, July 31, 2013 at Carnes Funeral Home – Texas City 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX 77591