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Fredric L. Brown

Fredric L. Brown, II also known as“Downtown Freddy Brown”, passed away Thursday, October 14th 2021.

Fred was born on June 28, 1943 to Fred and Edith Brown and was raised in Kahoka, MO. He graduated from Kahoka High School in 1961 where he served as the Senior Class President and received the leadership award.

He received a degree in physics from Truman University in MO and a Civil Engineering Degree from Rolla School of Mines. He married his high school sweetheart, Bev Sowers Darling and to this union, two daughters were born and who survive; Christine (Mrs. Jason) Shepherd-Hatfield and Jennifer Dubois both of Car- mel, IN; grandchildren, Steven (Heather) Shepherd, Stacia (Eric) Scott and Shawn Shepherd; great grandchildren Cooper Shep- herd, Shepherd Scott, Mack Shepherd, and Easton Scott. He and Bev were later divorced. He is also survived by his sister, Sherry Larkam and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Dena Walter and John Brown.

Fred worked as a Civil Engineer in Chicago and Indianapolis for many years. He then moved to Jefferson City, MO where he lob- bied for the Missouri Medical Association until his retirement. He was involved in many community events such as a member of the Jefferson City Historical Society, major roles in the Community Theater productions and even hosting his own local TV show called, “Friday Night Live.” Fred had an extremely outgoing per- sonality and never met a stranger. People will remember him most for his love of music, dancing and his incredible sense of hu- mor.

A private family service is being planned at a future date.