Stacy Brown

Stacy Brown

Tuesday, July 14th, 1942 - Saturday, April 11th, 2020
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Stacy Brown, 77, of Arlington, Texas peacefully found his way to the gates of heaven on Friday, April 10, 2020.

He was born in Atlanta, TX to Weyman and Ruth Brown on July 14, 1942.

He is survived by two daughters, Dana Downs and husband Kenneth of Arlington, TX and Melissa Brown of Quitman, TX, brother Mike Brown and wife Reta of Holly Lake Ranch, TX, sister Sandra Wellborn of Rehoboth Beach, DE and several nieces and nephews. Stacy was a proud grandfather to Colby Tolbert, Dillon Tolbert, Brandon Tolbert, Ashley Tolbert, Tara Cade and Sherie Januta, in addition to 11 great-grandchildren. His survivors also include an endless list of friends which he considered his family as well.

For 55 years, he owned and operated Antique Auto Supply in Arlington, TX. He was a 50 year member of the Early Ford V8 Club and a 25 year member of the Dallas Model A Club. He was a proud graduate of Arlington High School, Class of 1960 and was actively involved in the AHS Alumni Association. He was also a General Motors retiree.

To say his was a life well-lived is an understatement! Anyone who knew our Dad knows he lived by his own set of rules & conduct and he definitely created his own definition of 'stubbornness'. His knowledge of antique car parts was so extensive, he was called a legend by many. He was the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles and was once featured on the TV show, Texas Country Reporter.
Dad was a master at storytelling and was in charge of some crazy antics, which usually left you asking the question 'how did you NOT end up in jail?!'

His main love was treasure hunting with his friends and going to swap meets. He spent years traveling the United States rummaging through old buildings and warehouses looking for old car parts and memorabilia to purchase. He hit many jackpots along the way!

He loved Willie Nelson and Tom T. Hall. His favorite song was Willie's version of 'I Did It My Way' and he forced his kids and grand-kids to memorize every single word of every song by Tom T. Hall. He also loved meeting new people, playing poker and practical jokes, Blue Bell ice cream & Dr. Pepper, everything Arlington, watching old movies and playing old records.
Growing up, he was the most loving, one of a kind, trouble-making kind of Dad that a girl could ever ask for! Our days were filled with a lot of singing and dancing and making lifelong memories. When you grow up and travel around Texas with 'car club' people as a kid, it was always a new adventure and a guaranteed good time especially when you get to ride in the back of a rumble seat, for hours on end, surrounded by the sound of aw-ooga horns!

He always let his family know how important they were to him. So, to his endless group of friends, I sincerely hope you also know how important you were to him. I personally want to thank you for loving him, accepting him and for supplying him with the countless stories that helped him love life so much! He always taught us...If you are going to do something, do it BIG and do it RIGHT!
If you so desire, please add your own personal stories & adventures. I have way too many of my own to list.

We are planning to have a Celebration of Life event in his honor once we are allowed to gather again. Details of this are to be announced.

You are my sunshine, Dad, and we will miss you immensely.

Wade Family Funeral Home
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Craig Meppen

Posted at 11:03pm
So sorry to hear about Stacy's passing. I have known Stacy for close to 50 years through a shared love of old Fords and finding NOS Ford parts, and he will certainly be missed. The Early Ford V-8 Club Texas Tours and numerous swap meets won't be the same without Stacy's words of wisdom and story telling. It is the end of an era in the Dallas area with the passing of Stacy, Virgil Scott, Louis Morrow and Jim Phillips. I am also continuing to enjoy one of Melissa's stained glass V8 circles that my mother-in-law bought for me years ago at your store in Mineola. Craig Meppen

Melissa Brown Posted at 12:22am

Ahh....thanks Craig for such kind words & condolences! You know he loved everything about the swap meets, tours, Early Ford V-8 clubs and the friendships that were formed from it all! They are some of the best people I've ever known. So glad you are still enjoying the V-8 stained glass. Small world! I appreciate you...thanks again!

Carla Howle

Posted at 01:55pm
Dana, Melissa, and both of your families, I am so sorry to hear about "Big Stacy." He was a good man and fun to be around. When he came to Tucson for "Little Stacy's" wedding we talked about both of you. He loved you so much. It was an honor to name Stacy after him and he will definitely be missed. Prayers are with you both.
Carla Howle

Melissa Brown Posted at 05:09pm

Thank you Carla! I am so glad he was able to make that trip to Tucson! It was a big deal to him to get to go. We appreciate the prayers!

Sarah Schild

Posted at 05:17pm
Melissa and Dana, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Love, hugs and prayers.
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Melissa Brown Posted at 11:22pm

Thank you Sarah! Love you friend.

Dana & Kenneth Posted at 03:16pm

Thank you Sarah for your kindness !❤️

Fairy Grider

Posted at 08:43am
Dana and Melissa and Kenny and to the entire Brown and Downs family, we are so sorry for your loss of your wonderful dad and granddad. He was an amazing person, always smiling and friendly to everyone he met and he was our neighbor for 4 great years. We will miss him being here and when we spoke it was always uplifting and we laughed about funny things together. I will never forget when we remembered what You Dana said one time that i will never forget is the time you said your dad said water is made for bathing not drinking. He and i reflected back on that and we both laughed. For the short time he touched my life i will never forget him and thank God we had the chance to meet and know him, he was special and he loved his family very much. I wish you much peace and strength in this difficult time and please remember that he and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers. You are good loving people. Sincerely, Chris and Fairy Grider.

Melissa Brown Posted at 04:30pm

Thank you Fairy! What a beautiful message! Love, Melissa

Dana & Kenneth Posted at 03:19pm

Thank you so much Fairy for your kind words ! You were a great neighbor to Dad !

Posted at 05:21pm
Stacy, a beloved class mate of Arlington High
School ( 1960 ) of mine will be truly missed.
His laugh and our close friendship will be in my
heart forever. Thank you LORD.


Melissa Brown Posted at 04:32pm

Thank you Ron! You were family to him! I appreciate you going and getting him to take him to places with you. All my love, Melissa

Dana & Kenneth Posted at 03:20pm

Thank you Ron for your friendship with our Dad !

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