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Funeral services for Joseph "Jody" Maxwell Brown Jr. will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Salina, Oklahoma. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Pastors Kennith Stacy, Lorne Beck and Steve Waechter will officiate. Services are entrusted to Stephens-Key Funeral and Cremation Care.
Joseph "Jody" Maxwell Brown Jr. was born on January 11, 1980 to Joseph Maxwell Sr. and Marla Jo "McNabb" Brown in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He passed away on December 25, 2016 in Salina, Oklahoma at the age of 36 years, 11 months and 14 days.
Jody grew up in Salina and has lived there all his life. He attended school at Salina Public Schools and graduated high school in 1998. After graduation he attended college at Rogers and OSU Okmulgee. Also following graduation he went to work at GRDA as summer help and later went to work full time as an electrician at the sub stations. On June 9, 2001 he married the love his life Julia Beth Elam and from their marriage came three children, Kolby, Graci and Brady.
Jody loved spending time with his family and he was very active in all of his kid's activities. For the past ten years he coached little league for his kids teams and loved watching them play sports. He enjoyed weekends on the lake, tubing and wake boarding with family and friends. He also loved building things and was always helping Juli with crafts. Jody was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend and he will be missed deeply by all who loved him.
He is survived by his wife Juli and three children Kolby, Graci and Brady; his parents, Joe and Marla; one brother Kevin Brown and wife Tisha of Locust Grove; four nephews, Dayton, Nathan, Kaysen and Bodie; one niece Paige; his father in law Steve Elam and wife Paula of Nowata; one brother in law Kyle Elam and wife Amber of Pryor; his mother in law Regina Thompson of Pryor; his grandparents in law Wayne and Niva Elam of Pryor.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Homer and Dorothy Brown and Floyd and Escrel Kidwell.
Published on December 28, 2016
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